We sell a few dozen beers to our Guests a year. Its mainly a service item.
In order to achieve this a Liquor License has to be obtained.
To obtain this we need....
- To find R2,400 fee.
- An accountant to get books up to speed to obtain a tax clearance certificate
- A police clearance certificate
- Endure visits by obnoxious liquor board and police people.
- Make certified copies of every document that we submit.
This we must do every year, 6 months in advance, where we have to request their permission first before being told we can go ahead and pay the fee to be licensed.
Another Government institution - the KZN Liquor Board in action. They boast about providing business-friendly environments and ease of systems.
How many of you out there experience the same scenario?
What are the alternatives?