Fourteen liquor licences suspended

Fourteen outlets had their liquor licences suspended for contravening lockdown legislation and face permanent revocation if they cannot persuade the Liquor Licensing Tribunal otherwise.

This comes after the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) investigated 37 cases of non-compliance.

They took action in terms of Section 71 of the Liquor Act and temporarily suspended 14 liquor licences.

The licensees involved will be granted an opportunity to provide reasons why the order of the Liquor Licensing Tribunal should not be permanent.

Following investigations, if found guilty, these licensees can get fines of up to
R115 610 or their liquor licences can be revoked.

Philip Prinsloo, WCLA deputy director for communication, education and stakeholder relations, reminded all liquor licence holders that they are prohibited from selling liquor during the lockdown period.

“As we continue to deal with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Liquor Authority values the assistance of all liquor licence holders and consumers in creating safer and cohesive communities,” said Mr Prinsloo.

Communities can report any trading in liquor during this lockdown period by contacting the WCLA during office hours on 021 204 9805 or email Liquor.Enquiries@wcla.gov.za