Liquor License Application Gauteng
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEW LICENSES
The applicable legislation for Gauteng is Act 2 of 2003 which came into operation on the 1st of November 2004 and under and in respect of which I have been dealing with applications before the Gauteng Provincial Liquor Board, constituted and instituted in Sections 2 and 3 of that Act, ever since.
All new applications must be lodged on the 1st Friday of a month and in order to be able timeously to advertise the lodgement, in the prescribed manner, one has to deliver to the government printer prescribed advertisements at least 14 (FOURTEEN) days before the time.
An application consists of at least:
- A properly completed form 1;
- A description of the premises or color photographs;
- Written representations;
- A plan;
- A tax clearance on the Applicant; and
- A so-called police clearance on the Applicant or if it is not a natural person, its constituting members or shareholders, etc.
In the case of applications for a Liquor Store Licence, a Pub Licence, a Tavern Licence, a Night Club Licence and a Pool Parlor Licence, one must also include in the application a letter from the relevant local authority, on its letterhead, confirming that the premises may be used for the relevant purpose.
In addition to advertising in the government gazette but not more than 7 days before lodgment (usually the Wednesday before the first Friday of the month on which you will lodge) you must also advertise in two newspapers in the area and proof of the advertisement must be attached.
The application gets lodged at the regional office of the Respondent being referred to as the local committee offices of which there are six in the province of Gauteng, being:
- Tshwane (which is the Pretoria Metropolitan Area);
- Johannesburg (which is the Johannesburg Metropolitan Area);
- West Rand (which is the West Rand Metropolitan Area);
- Ekurhuleni (which is the Ekurhuleni or East Rand Metropolitan Area);
- Sedibeng (which was known as the Vanderbijl Park, Vereeniging area); and
- The Kungwini Local Committee (which includes the Nokeng and Kungwini Municipalities, previously Cullinan and Bronkhorstspruit areas).
The application must be lodged on the first Friday of a month and payment of an application fee must be made and proof thereof must be contained in the application at lodgement.
Each local committee has a “local committee” consisting of appointed members who must evaluate the application as lodged and who must then make a recommendation to the Gauteng Provincial Liquor Board. According to the Act all of this must be done within 21 (TWENTY ONE) days.
The Act also provides that anybody who wants to object against an application can do so within 21 (TWENTY ONE) days from the date of lodgment of an application and an inspector of the Gauteng Provincial Liquor Board also must file a report in respect of the application, within 21 (TWENTY ONE) days from lodgment.
The provisions of the Act as briefly quoted in the previous paragraph, is somewhat impossible as the local committee can only consider the application once the period for objections have expired and a report has been filed and I accordingly believe that it should be read as providing that the local committee must consider and recommend in respect of an application within 21 (TWENTY ONE) days after the expiry of the 21 (TWENTY ONE) days for objections and/or the report, or, to put it differently, within 42 (FORTY TWO) days from the date of lodgment.
If objections are filed of record against an application, the process at the local committee level can take longer if the local committee decides to have an open hearing to afford the interested parties the opportunity of making oral submissions to the local committee. This may add another two weeks to the process.
The local committee must send its recommendation through to the Gauteng Liquor Board and the board must then consider the same and decide the same. This merely means that the papers must be received, prepared to be tabled before the Gauteng Liquor Board and the Gauteng Liquor Board must decide. This certainly cannot take more than a month.
If there are objections or if the Gauteng Liquor Board mero moto wants to raise any issues in respect of an application, it may consider it necessary to convene a meeting at which all the parties can make oral submissions. This may add another month to the process.
PLEASE NOTE. Section 23 (3) of the Gauteng Liquor Act 2 of 2003
Where an application for a license has been refused by the Board, NO new application may be made in respect of the same premises within 1 (one) year from the date of refusal, except by special leave granted at the discretion of the Board. It is advised that ALL documents submitted are reflecting the correct information. LiquorLicense.co.za™ will assist client with full submission, however the client remains fully responsible for submission. LiquorLicense.co.za™ cannot guarantee any application / liquor license submission, as we do not have full access to any clients information, and we can only use documents submitted by Client / Applicant / Franchisee.
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Liquor License Applications
Please read the manual below before completing the New Liquor License Application form:
The Liquor License Application process needs to be initiated by the downloading and completing of the following form:
NOTE: To save the above documents onto your computer, right-mouse click on the above links, click on “Save Target As”, select the location, and click on “Save”
Where to Apply – Gauteng
Gauteng Liquor Board Query Management
Ms. Bongi Gambu
124 Main Street
Corner Main and Kruis Streets (opposite Carlton Centre)
Tel: (011) 085-2245
Liquor License applications, and queries, can be made at the following regional offices:
- Johannesburg Region
Gauteng Department of Economic Development
Department of Economic Development
124 Main Street
Corner Main and Kruis Streets (opposite Carlton Centre)
Tel: (011) 085-2265
- Ekurhuleni Region
2nd Floor – Golden Heights Building
Cnr Victoria and Odendaal Streets
Tel: (011) 255 4950
- Tshwane Region
7th Floor – Central Towers Building
Cnr Central and Pretorius Streets
Tel: (012) 402 9100
- Sedibeng Region
28 Market Street
Tel: (016) 430-0660
- West Rand Region
Park Street Park Street
(011) 278 5240/ 5241/ 5245/ 5246
(Liquor Associations Must be Affiliated to GLTA) Gauteng Liquor Traders Association (Head Office 011 536 0319)
ACA (Associated Clubs of SA) – BERLY ACRES – 0824578235
CATRA (Restaurant & Food Serv. Association of SA) – COSTA PAIZES – 0824102695
FEDHASA – LINDAY JONES – 0848185148
GCAA (Gauteng Combined Acc. Ass.) ANNEMARIE STILLWELL – 0834525546
NASOBA (Nat. Sorgum Beer Distr. Ass.) Mr MTHETWA 0726870898
NTHA (Nat. Tourism & Hospitality Ass.) – FANNY MOKOENA 0825762931
PORADAC TRUST – M Blom – (012) 460-5090
SALSA (SA Liquor Stores Association.) – 0732350573
SALTA GARANKUWA – 267, Zone 2, GARANKUWA
SALTA 2 (SA Liq Trades Ass) SAINT MADLALA 0114941222
SALTA MAMELODI / POLLEYS ARCADE – ANDREW NKAMBULA 0834361060
SALTA SOSHANGUVE – Jones Mnisi 0714077129
SECTION 23 APPLICATION
FIRST SEE TO IT THAT THE ZONING OF THE PREMISES IS CORRECT FOR THE TYPE OF LICENSE INTEND TO APPLY FOR, TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN YOUR LAA CERTIFICATE FROM THE MUNICIPALITY – CITY PLANNING DIVISION as mentioned below:
LAA – Local Authority Approval – An original printed approval on the relevant letterhead signed by the designated executing officer and not a ward councilor.
Submission of an LAA is for ALL: TAVERNS, POOL CLUBS, PUBS, LIQUOR STORES, & NIGHT CLUBS according to: Section 23(4) of the Liquor Act.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED IN A DUPLICATE SET:
FORM 1 NB: BEFORE LODGEMENT DAY: – Detail may be captured on the new Liquor System at the Regional Office or on the Website (CLICK HERE). Application form will be printed with a Reference number for fee payment at FNB, Form must be signed by the applicant & commissioned – it’s also AVAILABLE from website: ecodev.gpg.gov.za
APPLICATION FEES – Proof of payment of the prescribed fees – Payable at FNB in cash with reference number of form – Section 23(1)(i)
MOTIVATION / REPRESENTATION – A detailed written motivation in support of the license applied for – Sec. 23(1)(a)
DESCRIPTION – A detailed written description of the premises – Section 23(1)(c)
LAA – AS ABOVE EXPLAINED – Local Authority Approval, HEALTH & EMERGENCY SERVICES CERTIFICATES from the Local Municipality
ZONING DOCUMENTS OF THE PROPOSED PREMISES – Obtain from the Municipal Offices.
COI & RESOLUTION – Cert. of Incorporation & Original resolution – To verify signing powers & members / Shareholders if applicable.
CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE issued by S.A.P.S of Applicant or members of CC/shareholders of company – Section 36 (Fingerprints at SAPS)
CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE from S.A.R.S. (for TENDER) on name of APPLICANT & correct TRADING / BUSINESS NAME – Section 23(1)(j)
ID – Certified copy of identity document/s – To verify information as given on Form 1
LIQUOR ASSOCIATION – Proof of membership of a liquor association, affiliated with GLTA – (Section 23(1)(h) & 38 —- SEE DETAIL ABOVE.
TOBACCO AFFIDAVIT – Compliance with Tobacco Products Control Amended Act No 12 of 1999 – (affidavit to comply with legislation and demarcation of smoke area on plan) – Section 23 (4)
500m RADIUS AFFIDAVIT – Section 30(3) & 49 Declare premises not within 500m radius of any schools, churches, other liquor outlets, and public places. If any within 500 meter radius, declare it as well.
MENU – food (for on consumption liquor use) serving of food controlled according to the Act definitions.
PLO – Proof of Lawful Occupation – of the premises (Lease Agreement / Title Deed & CONSENT USE if applicable.
PLAN – A detailed APPROVED plan of the premises (Proof of compliance with Bylaws) and smoke section marked if applicable – Section 23(1)(b) Minimum public space: (Off-Consumption – 50m2, On-Consumption – 30m2.
COLOR PHOTOS of the external & internal features of the premises – Section 23(1)(c).
AFTER APPROVAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE, APPLY FOR ISSUE OF LICENSE – DOWNLOAD ISSUE OF LICENSE APPLICATION HERE (GAUTENG)
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