Liquor manufacturers and suppliers require a liquor license, as regulated by the National Liquor Authority. If your liquor registration has been cancelled you cannot continue to trade. Trading without a license is an oﬀence punishable by law.
What is the National Liquor Authority?
The National Liquor Authority is a regulatory body within the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) responsible for administering The National Liquor Act 2003 (Act No.59 of 2003).
What documents are required with my application?
• A business zoning certiﬁcate for industrial purposed or a consent letter from the relevant municipality.
• A comprehensive written representation in support of the application.
• Any determination, consent approval or authority required by the Act.
• A valid proof that the prescribed application fee has been deposited in the bank account of the Department of Trade and Industry.
• A valid certiﬁed copy of ID of the applicant or a passport and trading business permit if the applicant is a foreigner.
• A South African Police Services (SAPS) police clearance certiﬁcate not older than three 3 months from the date of issue.
• If the applicant is a juristic person, valid copies of registration issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) or any other relevant registration authority indicating the ﬁnancial interest of all members, shareholders, partners or beneﬁciaries as the case may be;
• A valid tax clearance certiﬁcate if the applicant is a juristic person issued by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) within twelve months from the date of application.
• Veriﬁcation certiﬁcate issued in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (B-BBEE).
A liquor licence is an extremely important document to possess for those who are planning on trading in, or manufacturing liquor. It is an oﬃcial document issued to a premise on which liquor is to be sold or manufactured. It can be a time consuming and painstaking process for an individual to obtain a valid liquor licence on their own. There are many complicated legal requirements and steps to follow before a liquor licence can be granted. It is also critical to obtain the correct classiﬁcation of liquor licence for the premises and/or occasion or event.