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.

The period for comments on the Eastern Cape Liquor Bill, 2016 closed on 18 May 2017. No further comments will be accepted.


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

Final Lockdown Regulations

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Directions made in terms of Section 27(2) as well as Amended Regulations of State of Disaster in terms of section 27 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,...

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Imiqathango esemthethweni nebekiweyo ngelixesha lesifo iCorona kwabo bashishina ngoTywala

Ngokwemiqathango ekhutshwe ngokomhlathi 27(2) yentlekele, umthetho 57 of 2002 (Eastern Cape Liquor Board) ugxininisa ngoko nangoko ngokusemthethweni ukuba zonke iindawo ezishishina ngotywala kwiPhondo leMpuma Koloni nakuzwelonke zingashishini ngokwemiqathango yesiqhelo ebekwe nguMaspala.   Xhosa Circular...

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Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act ,2002

The National Minister of Cooperative and Local Government, Dr Nkosazana Zuma has said that government must, for the duration of the declared national state of disaster, within its available resources play an important role in the fight against the virus....

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