The new Western Cape Liquor Act was discussed today
23 April 2012
Today the quarterly liquor conference took place and it focused on the roll out of the new Western Cape Liquor Act.
Finance, economic development and tourism MEC in the Western Cape Allan Winde said the Liquor Act came into effect on 2 April this year.
Winde added that on 12 March this year the new members of the liquor tribunal board were announced.
He said that their job is to set up the new entity that is in process, and they are already advertising for a new CEO.
A new liquor authority has also been set-up.
Winde said today all the role-players came together to discuss the pros and cons and where liquor is hurting society.
The role players include NGO’s, local government and businesses.
He added that the discussions help to show the rise of the negative aspects of alcohol and the abuse of alcohol.