TEMPORARY LIQUOR LICENCES

TEMPORARY LIQUOR LICENCES

Section 48. (1) of the WESTERN CAPE LIQUOR ACT, 4 of 2008 as amended by the Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act, 10 of 2010 indicates that the Presiding Officer may upon application by a licensee referred to in section 33(1)(b) or (d), ( Liquor Licence for the consumption on the premises or a Liquor Licence for the consumption on and off the premises) grant a temporary liquor licence for the use by that licensee only.
There is a misconception what a Temporary liquor licences is. Only licence holders with a on consumption licence can apply for a Temporary Liquor Licence. What that means is, that you can only apply if you have a liquor licence already which you can use 30 days per year on a different location.
You cannot borrow somebody else’s liquor licence.
A temporary licence application is exactly the same information that needs to be submitted and work as a new licence. The costs involve are the same than a new application as for the work involve.
The new Liquor Act makes this almost impossible for any functions, weddings or events. The Government in the Western Cape (specially the municipality) are focusing on preventing temporary applications which have an enormous negative effect on the economy.
An application for a temporary licence must be made at least fourteen days prior to the first day of the period referred to in subsection.
A temporary liquor licence must be made subject to the prescribed conditions and such other conditions and restrictions as the Presiding Officer may impose