Please join Ineng for a workshop on upcoming legislation affecting Entrepreneurs selling Alcohol and Cigarettes.
The guest speaker at the event will be Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation in Johannesburg.
From the Free Market Foundation:
The DTI’s draft Liquor Amendment Bill states that “The manufacturing, distribution or retail sale of liquor in either rural or urban community is prohibited on any location that is less than five hundred (500) metres away from schools, places of worship, recreational facilities, rehabilitation or treatment centres, residential areas, public institutions and other like amenities.”
The proposed law adds that no liquor licences will be issued to “premises attached to petrol service stations”, “premises near public transport facilities”, and “areas not classified for purposes of trading in liquor”.
Does anyone know of premises classified for purposes of trading in liquor, and not disqualified by the exclusions? We bet you don’t.
The bill in effect bans liquor in most, if not all, shopping centres, hotels and restaurants. It precludes liquor in or near airports, bus stops, taxi ranks, train stations and ports. It bans liquor at country clubs and sports clubs.
Read more at the FMF Website
The Vuma Liquor Traders’ Association (VULTA) had this to say about the proposed bill:
“We feel that those behind this policy live very privileged lives and are far removed from our realities in the townships.
This policy is far worse than any liquor laws experienced during the apartheid times.
THIS BILL MUST BE TOTALLY SCRAPPED
- Topic: Workshop on upcoming legislation involving liquor and tobacco. How will these new laws affect entrepreneurs involved
- Speaker: Leon Louw from the Free Market Foundation
- When: 10:00 for 10:30 on Saturday 28 January 2017.
- Where: at Harare library hall, Khayelitsha
- Cost free:
- Refreshments will be provided
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