CAPE TOWN – Pubs and venues selling alcohol beverages to teenagers may be fined up to R100 000 under the new liquor legislation that will come into effect on 1 July.
Philip Prinsloo, deputy director of communication, education and stakeholder relations of the Western Cape Liquor Authority, warned that they will act strongly against such licence holders.
“License holders must take note that the maximum penalty for non-complience that may be issued by the Liquor Licensing Tribunal has increased from R20 000 to R100 000,” he said.
The Western Cape Liquor Regulations of 2011 (Ameebdement 2017) were published on 1 June and will take effect on 1 July.
Applicants for Licences must take note of the amendments as additional requirements have been created for different applications. Also important to note is that several new forms have been created and existing forms have been changed ad renumbered,” Prinsloo said.
Applicants for events liquor licences and temporary liquor licences must note that they should apply for these licences 39 days in advance of the event in question.
The amendment regulations are available on the website of the Western Cape Liquor Authority or contact their office on 021 2049805 or 021 2049700, or email liquor.Enquiries@wcla.gov.za
PHOTO: Hefty fines for pub and liquor venues selling drinks to teenagers. Image: Peter Okafor, ExpressCapetown