The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (the dtic), in partnership with the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator, Government Communication and Information System and Nkomazi Local Municipality, will conduct a series of workshops and activations during the three-day Liquor Awareness and Enforcement Campaign in and around Nelspruit, Mpumalanga from 9-11 November 2022.

The national campaign, which was launched by the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ms Nomalungelo Gina in the Eastern Cape last month, aims to promote compliance with liquor trade laws and responsible drinking practices. It also seeks to address the rampant abuse of liquor that has been witnessed recently, especially by minors, as well as to remind liquor traders to trade within the confines of  the liquor laws and regulations that govern their businesses.

The campaign comprises of compliance inspections at registered liquor outlets and communities are encouraged to report illegal trading of liquor and contraventions to the mandatory conditions and community activism towards reporting illegal trading and mandatory conditions.

The campaign’s key objective is to encourage behavioural change by offering alternatives in the form of government programmes geared towards creating an enabling environment for communities to participate in the mainstream economy.

The National Liquor Authority was established in terms of the Liquor Act of 2003 with jurisdiction throughout South Africa. The entity is responsible for regulating the macro manufacturing and distribution tiers of the liquor industry.

The Mpumalanga Economic Regulator is charged with the responsibility of regulating the gambling and the liquor industries within the Mpumalanga Province.

Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
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