Majority of Motherwell taverns without trading license
The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro police and the Eastern Cape Liquor Board launched an inspection of taverns in Motherwell on Saturday night to ensure compliance with the liquor act.Among the list of compliances assessed were whether the establishments possessed a trading license, adhered to the trading hours allowed by their license, posed no safety hazards for patrons and were hygienic.
The majority of the taverns inspected in Motherwell were not in possession of their trading license, despite having paid for renewal.Some owners provided proof of payment for renewal dating to January 2019 but had failed to collect their new trading licenses.Eastern Cape Liquor Board representative Anele Gatywa said tavern owners were required to display or be in possession of a copy of a valid license on the premises."Tavern owners are supposed to collect their new licenses but some are now displaying outdated licenses while we want to see new ones, not just proof of payment."..