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Application Procedure, Forms and Fees
 

Application Procedure

Applications for macro manufacturing and/or distribution registration

This guide is intended to assist any person who wishes to register as a macro manufacture and/or distributor of liquor.

All macro manufacturers and/or distributors of liquor must be registered with the NLA. The prospective registrant has to complete and submit the required information in a prescribed manner and form and submit it to the NLA. Applications may be hand-delivered, e-mailed or posted to the dti.

Incomplete applications will not be considered and may be returned to the prospective applicant. Correspondence between the applicant and the NLA will occur only for complete applications.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A MANUFACTURING AND/OR DISTRIBUTION LICENCE

To apply for a distribution and/or manufacturing registration, applicants need to obtain and complete form NLA 1. All instructions should be properly followed and the required information provided such as:

INSTRUCTION A: SHAREHOLDERS INFORMATION

The applicant should provide the following information:

  • Name(s) of applicant
  • Race of applicant
  • Gender of applicant
  • Identity number of applicant
  • Address of applicant

INSTRUCTION B: FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE LIQUOR INDUSTRY

  • The prospective registrant should indicate if they receive financial income from another entity within the liquor industry, e.g. ownership of a retail outlet, having shares in companies involved in the liquor trade etc.
  • The prospective registrant should state where he/she has a financial interest in the liquor industry within the republic, and provide the information equally in respect of each shareholder, member, partner or beneficiary if the applicant or transferee is not an individual.

INSTRUCTION C: B-BBEE AND COMBATING ALCOHOL ABUSE

  • The applicant needs to indicate their commitment in respect of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice (the codes can be accessed from the dti website www.thedti.gov.za.
  • The applicant is expected to propose a contribution towards combating liquor abuse; he/she can make financial and/or non-financial contributions.

INSTRUCTION D

The applicant should describe in detail the extent to which their activities will affect the following:

  • New entrants into the industry: Are your business activities going to encourage or hamper the entry of new entrants into the liquor industry?
  • Job creation: Are your business activities going to help create more jobs within the industry?
  • Diversity of ownership within the liquor industry: Will your registration promote or restrict ownership concentration at vertical or horizontal levels of the industry?
  • Efficiency of operation: Your expertise to run a business of this nature.
  • Exports: Are your business activities going to encourage or hamper the exportation of liquor from the country? Here the applicant also needs to indicate the volume and type of liquor to be exported, if any.
  • Competition within the industry: Indicate how your business activities will affect competition within the industry. The applicant should provide a list of competitors as well as their market share within a particular geographic market.

INSTRUCTION E: PROJECTED ANNUAL TURNOVER

Provide information of the projected annual turnover and pay the application fee relevant to the projected/annual turnover.

Annual turnover from activities regulated under the Act Type of fee Amount
Less than R 5 000 000
Application (s.11)
Initial Registration
Notice to review [Schedule 1 Item 4 (6)]
Annual Renewal of registration
Transfer Fee (s.15)
Request for variation of conditions [s. 16(1)]
Notice of change in location or activities [s. 16(3)]
Appointment of person to conduct activities (s. 17)
R 500
R 2 000
R 500
R 2 000
R 1 500
R 1 500
R 1 500
R 1 500

At least R 5 000 000 but less than R 15 000 000
Application (s.11)
Initial Registration
Notice to review [Schedule 1 Item 4 (6)]
Annual Renewal of registration
Transfer Fee (s.15)
Request for variation of conditions [s. 16(1)]
Notice of change in location or activities [s. 16(3)]
Appointment of person to conduct activities (s. 17)
R 1 000
R 4 000
R 1 000
R 4 000
R 3 000
R 3 000
R 3 000
R 3 000
At least R15 000 000 but less than R 250 000 000 Application (s.11)
Initial Registration
Notice to review [Schedule 1 Item 4 (6)]
Annual Renewal of registration
Transfer Fee (s.15)
Request for variation of conditions [s. 16(1)]
Notice of change in location or activities [s. 16(3)]
Appointment of person to conduct activities (s. 17)
R 7 500
R 5 000
R 7 500
R 5 000
R 5 000
R 5 000
R 5 000
R 5 000
At least R 250 000 000, but less than R 1 billion. Application (s.11)
Initial Registration
Notice to review [Schedule 1 Item 4 (6)]
Annual Renewal of registration
Transfer Fee (s.15)
Request for variation of conditions [s. 16(1)]
Notice of change in location or activities [s. 16(3)]
Appointment of person to conduct activities (s. 17)
R 10 000
R 7 500
R 10 000
R 7 500
R 7 500
R 7 500
R 7 500
R 7 500
At least R 1 billion. Application (s.11)
Initial Registration
Notice to review [Schedule 1 Item 4 (6)]
Annual Renewal of registration
Transfer Fee (s.15)
Request for variation of conditions [s. 16(1)]
Notice of change in location or activities [s. 16(3)]
Appointment of person to conduct activities (s. 17)
R 25 000
R 15 000
R 25 000
R 15 000
R 15 000
R 15 000
R 15 000
R 15 000

Proof of payment

The applicant should provide and attach proof of payment of the application fee (R500) when lodging the application.

INSTRUCTION F: REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Applications should be accompanied by:
  • A business zoning certificate for industrial purposes or a consent letter from the relevant municipality;
  • A comprehensive written representation in support of the application;
  • Any determination, consent approval or authority required by the Act;
  • Valid proof that the prescribed application fee has been deposited in the bank account of the dti;
  • A valid certified copy of ID or passport of the applicant;
  • Trading business permit if the applicant is a foreigner;
  • A South African Police Services (SAPS) police clearance certificate not older than three months from the date of issue;
  • If the applicant is a juristic person, valid copies of registration issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) or any other relevant registration authority indicating the financial interest of all members, shareholders, partners or beneficiaries as the case may be;
  • A valid tax clearance certificate if the applicant is a juristic person issued by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) within 12 months from the date of application; and
  • Verification certificate issued in terms of the B-BBEE Act.

REGISTRATION FEE

Once the final conditions of registration are imposed and before registration, the applicant will be required to pay a registration fee that correlates with the projected annual turnover.

REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

A NLA 9 registration certificate will be issued to the applicant with the final conditions of registration.

ANNUAL RENEWAL

The registrant has to ensure that the registration is renewed annually and complete fully the form NLA 28 and pay the annual renewal fee. Renewal should be done a month before the expiry of the registration.

BANK DETAILS

You can deposit cash/bank guaranteed cheque/electronically transfer the funds into the account number and details are provided below:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Liquor Licence Deposit Account Type
Type of account: Business Current Account
Number: 370 650 077
Branch: Sunnyside
Branch code: 01 0645
Parent Name: Department of Trade and Industry
   
Reference for new application: 01/Trading name
Reference for renewal: 02/RG No/Trading name
LODGMENT METHOD

Applications may be hand-delivered, e-mailed or posted on the last Friday of the month to:

the dti Campus
77 Meintjies Street
Block B, Ground Floor, Sunnyside
PRETORIA

or

Private Bag X84
Pretoria
0001

or

E-mail: nationalliquorauthority@thedti.gov.za

PRE-REGISTRATION

If the application is approved, the applicant will be provided with proposed conditions in the form NLA 6, of which he/she may accept or decline by completing NLA 7.

NB: Retails Licence

Any person wishing to register for a retail liquor licence (tavern, pub, bottle store, etc.) can contact the provincial liquor authority/board in their respective province - provincial contact details.

APPLICATION FORMS

Form NLA 0 Application for extension of time
Form NLA 1 Attached to and forming part of:
  • Application for registration
  • Application to transfer registration
  • Notice for review
Form NLA 7 Consent to, or refusal of proposed conditions of registration
Form NLA 10 Application to transfer registration
Form NLA 11 Notice of acquisition of control
Form NLA 12 Application review of conditions of registration
Form NLA 13 Notice of application for registration as a retailer or micro-manufacturer
Form NLA 14 Notice to alter or relocate registered activities
Form NLA 15 ??
Form NLA 16 Application for appointment of person to conduct registered activities on an interim basis
Form NLA 17 Notice of voluntary cancellation of registration
Form NLA 18 Notice of sequestration or winding-up of registrant
Form NLA 20 Complaint
Form NLA 22 Objection to compliance notice
Form NLA 24 Notification of conversione
Form NLA 24/1 Conversion - additional information
Form NLA 25 Notice to initiate review
Form NLA 28 Registrant annual information return
Form NLA 29 Non-registrants annual information return