Eastern Cape Liquor Board to hand over furniture and communication equipment to liquor traders’ associations to promote self-regulation and responsible liquor trading

written byPumlani Fani

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to hand over furniture and communication equipment to liquor traders’ associations to promote self-regulation and responsible liquor trading

In its endeavour to promote responsible liquor trading and self-regulation among liquor traders, Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) will hand over office furniture and communication equipment to liquor traders’ associations that are located in various regions in the Eastern Cape.

The ECLB is a liquor trading regulatory body mandated to, among other things, facilitate programmes geared towards mitigating against alcohol abuse and encouraging self-regulation by licenced liquor traders.

For the past three years ECLB has mobilised liquor traders into forming associations in order to promote self-regulation. A total of sixteen (16) associations have been established in areas  such Sterkspruit, King William’s Town, Port Elizabeth, Matatiele, Queenstown, East London, Dutywa, Mthatha, Graaf-Reinet., Alice, Mdantsane, Port Alfred and Stutterheim.

Among other things, the associations seek to promote self-regulation by members in relation to compliance to conditions of the liquor licence and liquor legislation and further to advocate against excessive consumption of alcohol by communities within their areas of operation.

As an incentive for these associations to improve on their self-regulation and adherence to liquor regulations, ECLB has mobilized support from South African Breweries and Vodacom to resource offices of the associations, and will hand-over furniture and communication equipment to offices.

 

The handover process is scheduled to take place as follows:

Bay Taverners’ Association – Port Elizabeth

Date: 26 April 2016

Time: 10H00

Venue: 288 Ferguson Road, New Brighton

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