A liquor license renewal can be done with conditions.

The mere fact that your liquor license renewal have been granted does not give you the right to trade as you like. Many conditions are prescribed and must be adhere to otherwise your license can be suspended. When your License Certificate is issued, Special conditions can be imposed which will be printed on the face of your certificate. In addition there are many other conditions which are listed below:

On-consumption

The license holder shall ensure the following:

  • All Alcohol sold will be consumed on the premises and may not be removed from such premises.
  • No liquor will be sold to anyone under the age of 18 years.
  • No person under the age of 16 shall be employed in or in connection with the sale of liquor.
  • No person who has been convicted or contravened the Act in the preceding three years will be employed in or in connection with the sale of liquor.
  • Sufficient working toilet facilities for both male and females must be provided at all times for the use of patrons.
  • Certified copies of License certificate, Conditions as well as proof of payment of the annual license fee are displayed in such place on the premises noticeable to every person entering the licensed premise.
  • That the area within five meter circumference immediately outside of the licensed premise is patrolled and managed as per Section 41 (2)(1).
  • a clear and continuous commitment to the social responsibility program that was submitted with the application in conjunction with section 4(b) and section 41 (2)(b)(iv) of the Act.
  • That no alcohol is sold or supplied from other place other than the licensed premise.
  • That the License is not leased to any other person.
  • That no other person carries on business in terms of the license.
  • That any person who have any documents relevant to an inspection, produce such documents at the request of the inspector.
  • Responsible trading by not allowing excessive consumption by patrons and bar staff. Responsible traders know when to say no.
  • No loud or amplified music and disturbance shall emanate from the licensed premise.
  • All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that noise from the licensed liquor premise remain within the walls of the premise at all times.
  • Free drinking water is available at all times.
  • Designated smoking areas be available.
  • The Business License is renewed yearly and the establishment stay in compliance with the Business Act, 1991 ( Act 71 of 1991 ).
  • That an signed and completed renewal application with all required attachments is lodged six months before the expiry of the current license.

The granting of a license does not absolve the license holder to comply with any law or legal requirement in connection with the business or the premise concerned.

Off-consumption

The License Holder shall ensure the following:

  • No Alcohol will be consumed on the premises and removed be removed from such premises and consumed elsewhere.
  • No liquor will be sold to anyone under the age of 18 years.
  • No person under the age of 16 shall be employed in or in connection with the sale of liquor.
  • No person who has been convicted or contravened the Act in the preceding three years will be employed in or in connection withe the sale of liquor.
  • Certified copies of License certificate, Conditions as well as proof of payment of the annual license fee are displayed in such place on the premises noticeable to every person entering the licensed premise.
  • That the area within five meter circumference immediately outside of the licensed premise is patrolled and managed as per Section 41 (2)(1).
  • a clear and continuous commitment to the social responsibility program that was submitted with the application in conjunction with section 4(b) and section 41 (2)(b)(iv) of the Act.
  • That no alcohol is sold or supplied from other place other than the licensed premise.
  • That the License is not leased to any other person.
  • That no other person carries on business in terms of the license.
  • That any person who have any documents relevant to an inspection, produce such documents at the request of the inspector.
  • No loud or amplified music and disturbance shall emanate from the licensed premise.
  • All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that noise from the licensed liquor premise remain within the walls of the premise at all times.
  • The Business License is renewed yearly and the establishment stay in compliance with the Business Act, 1991 ( Act 71 of 1991 ).
  • That an signed and completed renewal application with all required attachments is lodged six months before the expiry of the current license.

Every type of Liquor License has its own Trading hours restrictions and Conditions vary between On and Off Consumption outlets

Below the trading hours:

Accommodation        10hoo to 02h00         every day.

Restaurant                  10hoo to 02h00         every day.

Club                              10hoo to 02h00         every day.

Night Club                   10hoo to 04h00         every day.

Pub                              10hoo to 02h00         every day.

Tavern                         10hoo to 24h00         every day.

Liquor Store              08h00 to 20h00         Monday to Friday.

08h00 to 17h00        Saturday.

10h00 to 15h30       Sunday.

Grocer’s                     08h00 to 20h00         Monday to Friday.

08h00 to 17h00        Saturday.

10h00 to 15h30       Sunday.

Conclusion

By not keeping to conditions set out above your license can be suspended and even revoked it it there fore in your own interest to ensure that all conditions are adhere to at all times.

 

Renier van den Berg

11 comments

  1. You got me when you listed one rule for an on-consumption license is to ensure that no loud music or disturbance should be heard from the licensed premise. My brother is thinking of opening up a small bar in a college town, and I wanted to help him learn about what items to check for when setting one up. Soundproofing the licensed space will prevent amplified sounds from leaking out and should help him be more compliant with the liquor licensing regulations.