Western Cape Liquor Authority to hold hearing on Khayelitsha tavern

Media Advisory:

On Thursday, the Western Cape Liquor Authority will bring an urgent application to temporarily suspend the licence of Osi’s Place in Khayelitsha.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Liquor Licencing Tribunal, the independent body which adjudicates liquor matters, would hear the application on Thursday, 9 July at the Liquor Authority’s offices.

According to the Western Cape Liquor Act, a licence can only be fully revoked after it has been initially suspended.

“We are extremely concerned at the allegations of underage persons being present at the premises and the Authority has been investigating these reports.

“Residents and government need to stand together to take our communities back from the scourge of alcohol abuse. The Western Cape Liquor Authority’s inspectorate conducts regular operations, in conjunction with the SAPS and the City of Cape Town, to ensure that legal outlets adhere to the regulations.

‘We depend on residents to be our eyes and ears and report any transgressions at legal establishments. But most of all, we need traders to step up and take responsibility for the patrons in their care. It is imperative that transgressors feel the pain when they permit illegal activity at their establishments,” said Minister Winde.

To report instances of licenced outlets breaking the law, contact 021 204 9700

DETAILS:

DATE:             9 July 2015

TIME:              9:00am

VENUE:           3rd Floor, Sunbel Building, Voortrekker Road, Bellville

Journalists are invited to attend the hearing. Kindly RSVP as there is limited seating.

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