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We manage liquor licence applications for:

On-consumption | Off-consumption | On and Off consumption | Micro breweries

We strive to expedite and streamline the liquor licence application process. To this end, we can assist with having your liquor licence approved with little or no delay. Furthermore, our top-class liquor licensing application services are provided at an affordable rate. Our experience with registrations and long standing relationships with the industry role players give us the competitive advantage in registering licences. Your application will be handled by an experienced legal team and your liquor licence registered efficiently.

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Our Team

Simon Dippenaar

Simon Dippenaar

Founder & Managing Partner, SD Law

Liquor Licence Lawyer was created by Simon Dippenaar, who holds Bachelor of Business Science, Bachelor of Laws, and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice qualifications from the University of Cape Town. Simon is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Mr Dippenaar is also the contributing editor of He is also the founder and director of Simon Dippenaar & Associates, a private legal practice.

Marisa Janse van Vuuren

Marisa Janse van Vuuren

Liquor Licensing Specialist

Marisa obtained her LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003 and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2005. She has 10 years exclusive experience in liquor licencing legislation. She assists with advice, opinions and applications in terms of the Western Cape Liquor Act as well as the National Liquor Act. She is also the Director of her own consultancy business, namely Liquor Law Advisors (Pty) Ltd. Marisa has a passion for assisting clients to achieve their goals. She is organized, has an eye for detail and put the client’s best interest first.

From the Blog

Western Cape liquor traders decry licence fee increases

Reprinted from, by Mthuthuzeli Ntseku – 2022-06-10

Cape Town – With the liquor industry still recovering from the effects of lockdown and with massive increases in food prices and fuel, local shebeen owners have described as disingenuous the increase in the already high fees of liquor licences.

The provincial government has published a draft amendment to the Western Cape Liquor Regulations in the Provincial Gazette, including proposed amendments to liquor licensing fees with public comment open until July 4.

These tariff increases are part of the provincial government’s proposed amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act and will come into effect on July 22.

Western Cape Liquor Traders Organisation (WCLTO) chairperson Allan Samuels said the fee increases were a ploy by the government to put black and coloured business owners out of business.

“These exorbitant and ever-increasing fees will have business owners who can’t afford them out of business – something we have been saying is what the government wants.

“When the due dates pass and other owners fail to pay, a penalty will be added on top of the amount they couldn’t afford for renewal which will further drive them towards closure.”

Samuels said they were not consulted about fee increases or decisions affecting them.

“In Cape Town shebeen owners in informal settlements operate without a licence and make huge profits. We have been fighting with the government and the City to implement the permits to bring these people into a regulated space so that they also contribute to the economy.

“We are already sitting with competition from the big chain stores, which have entered our township, and are paying the same fees as us but are making billions a day, which is not fair.

The Western Cape Liquor Authority said the proposed increases would mean less public funds were spent on the regulation of liquor.

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Limpopo education MEC gets tough on liquor outlets near schools

Reprinted from The Citizen, by Alex Japho Matlala – 2022-03-15

Education MEC Polly Boshielo said the proximity of liquor outlets to schools was a serious societal problem

Limpopo MEC for Education Polly Boshielo wants all liquor outlets that are near schools to either close or play ball during school hours.

The MEC warned that those who ignore the message from the liquor board will face the wrath of the law as she said her department was tired of playing Mr Nice Guy at the expense of the education of the children of Limpopo.

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