OFFICIALS from the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) would like encourage communities to use their constitutional right to be part of the decision-making in the issuing of a liquor licence through a community consultation process.
Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz revealed this week that the fines were issued between March 27 and September 25.
Cape Town – The City last week collected R26 000 in fines for non-adherence to Covid-19 rules, as its environmental health staff continue to carry out compliance inspections at a range of premises, including funeral homes, shops and even Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.
Consumers of alcohol and tobacco products will pay 8% more in excise duties.
South Africans have been spared increases on their direct taxes, but they will have to fork out more money for alcohol and tobacco products.
On the anniversary of the beginnings of the South African wine industry, Christian Eedes reflects on the alcohol ban, past challenges the wine industry has faced, and the need for the entire alcohol industry to pull together to help overcome the serious social problem South Africa has with alcohol.
Alcohol associations in SA said the country’s wine industry ‘faces a grim picture of business closures, job losses, downward price pressure and structural damage to subsectors’.