FEDHASA CHASE ANSWERS FROM DTI ON LIQUOR AMENDMENT BILL
The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) has requested The National Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to provide them with answers concerning the amendment of the Liquor Amendment Bill. FEDHASA says the industry is concerned about the implications the amendment Bill will have on the industry.
One such implication relates to raising the legal alcohol consumption limit to 21, which will specifically affect hospitality establishments in towns with universities. If the Bill is passed, it also means many hotels, guest houses and B&Bs close to a park, beach or promenade, as well as liquor stores in close proximity to a church or mosque would all be unable to secure a liquor license. It is currently understood that the proposed Bill will be tabled during a cabinet meeting in August. We will keep you updated on any developments in this regard.