Gauteng liquor licences to be reviewed

2011-05-31 12:28
Johannesburg - All liquor licences and permits in Gauteng will be reviewed, economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu said on Tuesday.

"I believe South Africans deserve better legislation," she told a media briefing on the draft liquor policy in Johannesburg.

"[It will] improve compliance through enhanced enforcement of the liquor legislative and regulatory." There are 30 000 liquor licences in Gauteng.

Mahlangu said her department would also look at discouraging the trading of alcohol on Sundays and religious holidays.

This would address the problem of unlimited access to and consumption of liquor.

"I'm talking about places like Pick n Pay and Spar or any takeaway place," she said.

People would still be able to buy alcohol in restaurants, shebeens and taverns.

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