APPLICATION TYPES

The Gauteng Liquor Board – and the various other regional Liquor Boards around the country – have wide-ranging and stringent requirement for the legal sale of liquor. Unfortunately, none of these requirements are straight forward or easy to navigate without the assistance of a reputable and experience liquor licence consultant. The good news is the Liquor Licence Authority, Leon Slotow and his staff, are standing by and ready to make sure that you know what is required and assist you in meeting those requirements.

The various types of Liquor Licence applications and permits in South Africa include:

RETAIL LIQUOR LICENCE
This refers to a liquor licence issued to a person or company who operates and manages a permanent location where liquor is sold. This can be a restaurant, a hotel, a club house, a night club, a casino or other type of entertainment venue.

 

TRANSFER OF A LIQUOR LICENCE
When the holder of a liquor licence wishes to sell their business, they also need to transfer the responsibility of the liquor licence over to the new owners of the business. This involves a process of transferring the licence from one entity (person or company) to another who will operate on the same property.

 

NOMINATION OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON
Every liquor licence that is held in Gauteng and the rest of South Africa requires the holder of that licence to nominate a responsible person (or often multiple persons) to ensure that the requirements of that license are upheld during the operation of the business. This is called a Nomination.

WHOLESALE LIQUOR LICENCE
When a South African company or person is involved either in the manufacture of liquor or the import of liquor for retail purposes, that company or person needs to make an application for a wholesale liquor licence. This liquor permit is required in South Africa.

 

ALTERATION APPLICATION
When the holder of a liquor licence in South Africa wishes to make a change or alteration to the premises for which the liquor licence has been granted, they will need to make an application to the Liquor Board for permission to make this alteration.

 

TEMPORARY LIQUOR LICENCE
When a company or person wishes to hold a once-off, temporary event over a specific time period, they will need to alert the Liquor Board of the event and gain permission to either sell or give out liquor at the event. This type of licence is limited to a specific time period of a few days.