01 Mar What Is A Liquor Licence & What Disqualifies A Person From Holding One
A liquor licence is a document that gives a person the legal right to sell or micro-manufacture alcoholic beverages.
What Are The Different Types Of Liquor Licenses?
- Micro-manufacturing for on and off consumption. This is needed for small scale manufacturing and the sale of liquor for consumption on and off the premises.
- Consumption on. This licence is needed for the sale of liquor for drinking on the premises where the liquor is sold.
- Consumption off. This licence is needed for the sale of liquor for drinking off the premises where liquor is sold.
- Consumption on and off. In exceptional circumstances, this licence is needed for the sale of liquor drunk both on and off the premises.
What Disqualifies A Person From Holding A Liquor Licence?
- Anyone who, within five (5) years prior to applying for a licence, was sentenced to imprisonment without the option of paying a fine.
- Any person who, within five (5) years prior to applying for a licence, was declared unfit to have a liquor licence.
- Anyone who previously had a liquor licence that was cancelled within twelve (12) months prior to this application.
- Any person who is an unrehabilitated insolvent (an insolvent whose estate is controlled in terms of the Insolvency Act).
- Anyone who is a minor (under 18 years of age) upon the date the application is being considered.
- The spouse (husband or wife) or life partner of the above.
- Anyone who is mentally ill as defined in the Mental Health Care Act, 2002(Act 17 of 2002).
- Any company, close corporation or co-operative, in which any of the abovementioned has a shareholding, member’s interest, or a membership share. Any trust of which he or she is a trustee or beneficiary, and any partnership of which he or she is a partner, is disqualified.
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