Invitation For The Public To Comment On The National Liquor Policy
May 11 2017
This document outlines the policy proposals intended to amend the Liquor Act, 59 of 2003 (“the Act”). The liquor industry has been characterised by disparities informed by the historical legacies of South Africa. The disparities also created a large informal liquor segment whereby many unlicensed liquor outlets operated and continue to operate to date. The results of the apartheid liquor policy were countless raids, harassment, arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of African people. Also, it led to social breakdown, family violence, alcohol related diseases, crime and accidents in poor communities. A large illegal liquor trade mushroomed in the townships.
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