Eastern Cape Liquor Board

Liquor Legislation

The ECLB responds to Section 104 of the Constitution (Act 108 of 1996 as amended)

Public Education

Remember that drinking alcohol is a matter of individual judgement and accountability.

Liquor Licenses

Liquor licence-holders are expected to renew their liquor licences on an annual basis.

Welcome to the Eastern Cape Liquor Board


The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is established in terms of the Eastern Cape Liquor Act 10 of 2003. National legislation includes the National Liquor Act 53 of 2003 and the Liquor Product Act.

The function of the ECLB is to regulate the registration of retail sales and micro manufacturing of liquor in the province. A further function of the ECLB is to advise the Member of the Executive Council of the Province for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs with regard to liquor industry matters and to exercise certain further powers contemplated in the Act.

This website is provided as part of the ECLB’s commitment to providing a professional and effective service to the industry. The licensing system has been designed to ensure fast and efficient administrative processes.

Latest News

Eastern Cape Liquor Board intensifies its under-age drinking education campaign

In its endeavours to mitigate negative effects of alcohol abuse by youth, Eastern Cape Liquor Board will coordinate a sports tournament among schools from the Duncan Village area, including a high school located in Cambridge Location....

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Research findings on Socio-economic impact of liquor abuse

Results of this study have been used to design strategic interventions in respect of programmes. This approach will ensure that we derive maximum value from the limited resources in our endeavor to mitigate negative impact of the alcohol abuse....

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ECLB Festive Season Warnings

New findings from a survey undertaken by the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) support previous research that a fair share of the country’s most dangerous roads are located in the province and that the magnitude of accidents occurring on these...

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