Minister Allen to visit first liquor outlets to renew their licences online | Western Cape Government


Minister Allen to visit first liquor outlets to renew their licences online

22 November 2022

Tomorrow, 23 November 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit three liquor licence holders who were among the first to renew their licence online via the newly launched eLicence Portal.

The eLicence Portal, which is an initiative of the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA), supported by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) Ease of Doing Business unit, went live on 1 October 2022. The launch of the portal is significant as a major step forward in the digital transformation journey of the WCLA. Through the development of an online client services platform, the WCLA, aims to improve its efficiency and accessibility, while creating value for its stakeholders.

Minister Allen said: “I’m looking forward to visiting the various premises and engaging the owners about their experience of the system. The Liquor Authority must be commended for being innovative and adopting technology to make the licencing processes easier for traders. Licence holders can now manage their licence online, process licence renewals online and download a Confirmation of Renewal document. The next phase of the project, which I believe is anticipated to launch by 1 April 2023, will introduce the option to lodge licence applications online. Ultimately, all of this forms part of effective and efficient regulation of liquor in the Western Cape.” 

Minister Reagen Allen will be joined by the eLicence Portal project leads from the WCLA.

There will be opportunities for photos and interviews.



Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022





Handover at Barney’s Taverna, Hermanus

Address: 151 Main Road, Northcliff, Hermanus, 7200


Handover at Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West

Address: Corner of Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44),

Somerset West, 7130


Handover at Sundowners, Bellville (Stikland)

Address: Unit 5, Corner of Kariga & Gamma Street, Stikland Park, Bellville, 7530

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Reagen Allen
082 721 3362 (m)