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


As we enjoy the 2019 holiday season, a time when drunk driving fatalities historically spike, it must be top of mind for all motorists that driving under the influence of alcohol is simply not an option. Motorists literally hold their...

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Eastern Cape Liquor Board to conduct an underage drinking Open Dialogue in Queenstown

Media Invite For Immediate Release 11 October 2019 Eastern Cape Liquor Board to conduct an underage drinking Open Dialogue in Queenstown Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will conduct an underage drinking Open Dialogue among four high schools from Queenstown district....

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Eastern Cape Liquor Board launches underage drinking school ambassador’s in Butterworth

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) cordially invites you to the school ambassador launch targeting ten school pupils in Mnquma Local Municipality. In its endeavour to intensify the fight against underage drinking in schools, ECLB will be launching a school...

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