For Immediate Release
22 January 2018
THE NET IS CLOSING FOR LIQUOR TRADERS WHO HAVE NOT RENEWED THEIR LIQUOR LICENSES.
The 31st December 2017 was the cut-off time for the renewal of liquor licenses. However, those that have failed to meet this deadline are granted an extension in January, which is accompanied by a penalty charge of 50% of the renewal fee. Liquor traders who might have missed the 31st of January are still given a grace period to renew before the end of February; however, a late renewal penalty of 100% will be charged.
Liquor traders are, therefore, urged to observe this grace period and ensure that they chase the deadlines as stipulated herein as enjoined by the Eastern Cape Liquor Act 10 of 2003.
ECLB wishes to commend those liquor traders that have so far taken it upon themselves to ensure that they comply with conditions of their liquor licenses and promptly renewed their liquor licenses.
The implication for those liquor traders who fail to renew their licenses by 28 February 2018 is that their liquor outlets will be deregistered and should they wish to trade again, they will be expected to immediately stop trading and re-apply for a new liquor license. Their licenses will virtually become invalid and if they continue to trade with such licenses they will be contravening the law, and necessary steps will be taken.
To avoid de-registration of their liquor licenses, liquor traders must ensure that they renew their licenses so they can remain valid for the next financial year.
For more information contact Mgwebi Msiya @060 5016418/ 043 700 0900 /Mgwebi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Cape Liquor Board
Shop 10 Bonza Bay Road
Beacon Bay Crossing