Alfie Crous provides comprehensive and practical advice and services in relation to the complex legal issues surrounding liquor licensing law in the Western Cape.
(WESTERN CAPE LIQUOR ACT, 4 of 2008 As amended by the Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act, 10 of 2010)
We act on behalf of a large range of clients, including large corporations, small specialist liquor stores and family owned businesses.
Our Liquor licensing team combines extensive experience and expertise in liquor licence applications and municipality applications regarding
extensions of trading hours applications in City of Cape Town.
It is of most importance to have experience from all angles regarding Liquor Licence applications.There is no thing better than "Hands On" experience.
Alfie Crous has extensive experience as a Liquor Officer, detective,Inspector, Prosecutor at the Liquor Board ( Liquor Authority Today), Liquor Board Member, duties of the chair person in terms of Section 183 of Act 1989 on occasions, and fully specialized in all aspects regarding any application in terms of the Liquor Act or any Extension of Hours in terms of the by Laws of City of Cape Town. Alfie Crous personally provide the guidelines and training for the "Law Enforcement" of the municipality.
Alfie Crous was also one of the "Founding Members of the Western Cape liquor Authority" which started the process in 1995 with only an empty office and thousands of outstanding applications with a backlog of 18 months from the National Liquor board. After 6 months the backlog was gone. I had only 5 staff members at that time. The whole Liquor board worked day and night to catch up with the backlog. We took applications home 7 days a week for licence holders to be able to trade and not to be prevented to trade because of the backlog. We took the necessary initiative to do our duty and took responsibility. That initiative nobody will ever find again today.
This office handled more than a two thousand applications with positive results, As can be seen at our "Approved Applications" not even to to mention but a few.
ALFIE CROUS'S QUALIFICATIONS
1985 - 1991 – Did a National Diploma in management & law ( University of South Africa)
1991 - 1993 - Studied Law through ( University of South Africa)
1984 – 1997 Connected with the SAP to rank as Captain.
1991 – 1995 Designated Police Officer and Liaison Officer with the Media.
1995 – 1997 Was a Board member of the Western Cape Liquor Board, chief of staff, prosecutor, convene hearings/ meetings and consider applications for liquor licenses, and the Legal adviser of the SA Police in Trade Industry. All delectable powers of Chairperson, was delegated in terms of Section 183 of Act 27/1989 to him.
1996 – Wrote the manual for all Liquor Officers Western Cape.
1998 - Qualified as an Microsoft Certified System Engineer.
From 1997 – Present. Liquor Licensing consultant/specialist and legal adviser.
2015 - Wrote the manual & Guidelines for all Liquor Officers Western Cape & Law Enforcement for the New Western Cape Liquor Act.
2014 – In progress in writing new manual for all LAW Enforcement Liquor Control and Liquor Officers Western Cape for new liquor Act 2008. All Training to law enforcement and for designated liquor officers on request.
Alfie Crous is also a fully experienced Sound Engineer and Music Producer.
Experienced in all sound Proofing and reducing noise levels.