A South African Liquor Licence, when issued, is applied not only to the premises where the liquor will be sold or stored, but also to an individual and or a company who will be responsible for the sale of that liquor.
When a person or company that holds the right to sell liquor decides to sell the business that they are operating, or simply leave the business, the liquor licence will need to be transferred into the name of the new person or company who will be selling the liquor.
In either case, the Regional Liquor Board will need to be made aware of the scenario and approve the transfer of this Liquor Licence into the new person or company’s name.
The criteria required for the granting of a Liquor Licence during a normal application are similar to those required when transferring a licence from one person or company to another. The person or company will have to prove that they are reliable and responsible entities that will do their best to ensure that the abuse of liquor under their watch does not happen.