Liquor Amendment Draft Bill, 2016

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Submissions are now closed (since 15 December 2016)

Trade, Industry and Competition

The Department of Trade and Industry, having obtained Cabinet approval, has published the draft Liquor Amendment Bill for broader public comment, and is asking you to comment.

The Bill seeks to amend the Liquor Act, 2003, so as to:
• amend certain definitions;
• provide for the restriction of advertising of liquor or methylated spirits;
• provide for trading days and hours for the distribution and manufacturing of liquor or methylated spirits;
• prohibit the supply of liquor or methylated spirits to persons under the age of 21;
• provide for auxiliary conditions for granting of liquor license;
• provide for the prohibition of trading in liquor within certain radius;
• provide for the recognition and functions of persons designated as inspectors;
• provide for the repositioning of the National Liquor Authority as the Regulator;
• provide for establishment of an internal review mechanism;
• provide for proximity location for manufacturing and distribution of liquor;
• provide for the issuance of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment level of compliance and guidelines for combatting socio-economic harms caused by liquor abuse;
• provide for certain new offences.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Nkoe Ramphele at [email protected] by no later than Thursday, 15 December 2016.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Nkoe Ramphele on tel (012) 394 5573