The National Liquor Authority is addressing it’s challenges head on.
On 3 December 2013 the amendments of the National Liquor Amendment Regulations of Act 59 of 2003 was published.
The amended regulations bring about changes in the submission, processing of applications and the requirements for registration for both Distributors (Wholesalers) and (large) manufacturers of liquor. (This is not aimed at micro-manufacturers as it falls under the Provincial Liquor Act).
Amendment of Regulation 4 is of great interest to applicants;
“Whenever the National Liquor Authority is required to issue a registration certificate, it must be issued within 90 days.
The delays in issuing Registration Certificates under the National Liquor Act is well known, however the National Liquor Authority is determined to address the delays currently experienced with the issuing of Registration certificates for new applications.
On 11 February 2015 Adv. Sandile Nkosi, Acting Chief Director of the National Liquor Authority, invited steak holders and Liquor License Consultants to a consultative session on the Case Management Solution System. The session was highly appreciated by the Liquor License consultants as their input was required.
In short the National Liquor Authority is developing a system whereby the applications can be done on-line and issued without delay.
The developing of the system will take some months, but we hope to have a proto type ready by April 2015.
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