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About Us

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 pricing model is simple and transparent. Your first consultation is always free.



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Our Clients

We are proud to have assisted the following clients with their liquor licensing needs.

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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

Ethical advertising

Understanding the ethical issues in liquor advertising

Advertising alcoholic drinks is legal…but is it ethical?

Alcohol is a legal substance, enjoyed by millions without harm to themselves or others. On the other hand, alcohol is a drug which is abused, resulting in ruined lives, violence, and sometimes death – to the user or someone else. How do alcohol beverage producers navigate a vastly divergent customer base to safely and responsibly advertise their products to their target markets? The law permits the promotion of alcoholic drinks, unlike tobacco products, whose advertising or promotion is prohibited through any direct or indirect means by the Tobacco Products Control Act 1993. While both products can be addictive and have potential health risks, there are some key differences that contribute to the disparate regulatory approaches. Let’s look at the ethics of liquor advertising.

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System of taxing liquor calls for an urgent review – opinion

Reprinted from Business Day, by Fatsani Banda – 2023-07-28

It is understood that builders should focus on foundations as the houses they construct will not stand if they are not firmly set.

This analogy fits aptly into recent discussions on pricing strategies directed at the reduction of liquor  harm, namely excise taxes and more recently minimum-unit pricing (Mup), where the former forms the base of the policy norm, and the latter is yet to gain momentum as global best practice.
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Limpopo liquor traders are against midnight alcohol sales cut-off

Reprinted from Times Live, by Sinesipho Schreiber – 2023-07-25

Limpopo liquor traders have vowed to take the provincial government to court over the new regulation restricting alcohol sales after midnight.

Limpopo MEC for economic development, environment and tourism Rodgers Monama announced the provincial government would from August 1 implement a law restricting the sale of alcohol after midnight.

Monama said alcohol was a contributing factor in gender-based violence, child abuse, community instability, trauma incidents, rape and other crimes in the province.
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