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Have Your Say: Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10 – 2016]

Liquor Products Amendment Bill (B 10 - 2016)

In line with Parliament’s core objective of facilitating public participation and involvement in legislative processes, the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will conduct Public Hearings in Parliament on the Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10–2016], National Forests Amendment Bill [B11 – 2016] and National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22 – 2016] on Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10–2016] seeks to amend the Liquor Products Act, 1989 (Act No. 60 of 1989), so as to insert certain definitions and to amend and delete others; to provide for the renaming and reconstitution of the Wine and Spirit Board and to limit its powers; to provide for requirements regarding beer, traditional African beer and other fermented beverages; to repeal a provision in respect of the authorisations regarding certain alcoholic products; to empower the Minister to designate a person to issue export certificates; to align certain provisions with the Constitution; to extend the Minister’s power to make regulations; to provide gender-equal terminology; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Interested individuals and interest groups wishing to comment on the above-mentioned Bill are kindly requested to forward written submissions to the Portfolio Committee by no later than Friday, 04 August 2017. Stakeholders interested in making oral submissions are also requested to make a written request or contact our office by no later than Friday, 04 August 2017.

All correspondence should be addressed to Ms Machwene Rosina Semenya, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and marked for the attention of Ms Albertina Kakaza, PO Box 15, Parliament of South Africa, Cape Town, 8000 or E-mail to akakaza@parliament.gov.za or fax: 086 694 3529, telephone: (021) 403 3765 or 083 709 8391.

Issued by: Ms Machwene Rosina Semenya, MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.