Free State Liquor Amendment Regulations published 11th March 2022 for comment

The MEC for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs has published a Free State Liquor Amendment Regulation for public comment. It should be noted that the period for comment is within 15 days of the date of publication which was the 11th March 2022.

Amendments have been proposed to (amongst others) the following provisions –

  • definitions,
  • the lodgement period,
  • information required on application forms,
  • municipal reports,
  • matters concerning the chairperson of the Board,
  • dates by which licence fees are payable,
  • period during which annual renewal fees are payable,
  • the licence renewal period for 2022,
  • amendment to the responsibility of the liquor inspectors,
  • Matters to be included in report of designated police officer and liquor inspector
  • Reports concerning applications to include comment on 500-metre proximity to various institutions and number of existing licences within the proximity

In addition, the proposed amendment includes –

  • Fee schedules providing for licence applications, transfer of licences, removal of licences and registration certificates
  • Trading hours for all licence types
  • Transitional arrangements in terms of fees payable for registration certificates and trading hours
  • Copies of all of the various forms as required in terms of the Act.


For reference, the original regulation text/provision under review in the amendment go to –

Website – Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority (FSGLA)

Address – http://www.gla.fs.gov.za/?page_id=345

To view, the Regulations go to Legislation (top right)

Provincial Regulations

1] FS Liquor Regulations, 2010 (refurbished) – comprehensive primary regulation

2] FS Liquor Amendment Regulations, 2010 – amendments

3] FS Liquor Amendment Regulations, 2011 – amendments

To view a copy of the Amendment Regulations, click here.

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