Liquor Law Specialists
"For liquor law advice and applications"
Danie Cronje obtained B.Comm (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a qualified attorney, notary and conveyancer.
Danie specialises in liquor law. He advises clients on applications for liquor licenses under the various provincial liquor acts as well as on registrations as manufacturers or distributors under the national Liquor Act.
His practice includes the management of the liquor licence portfolios of retailers, restaurant chains and role players in the wine industry.
Cluver Markotter Attorneys in Stellenbosch has been involved in obtaining liquor licenses for and advising clients on liquor related matters for more than 40 years.
Danie has been the director of the Liquor Law Department since 2004.
In February 2016 it was decided that a specialist liquor law firm be established under Danie’s leadership to render services to existing and new clients.
Danie Cronjé Attorneys opened its doors at 1 Andringa Street in the centre of Stellenbosch on 4 April 2016, and is now located in the historic Colony House on 2 Ryneveld Street.
We are equipped to advise role players in the liquor industry on the requirements of the national Liquor Act and provincial liquor acts. We attend to all applications required in terms of both national and provincial liquor legislation. Our innovative use of technology allows us to lodge applications for businesses throughout South Africa.
Applications for on-consumption licenses (for restaurants, coffee shops, function venues, guest houses etc.)
Applications for extension of premises.
Applications for off-consumption licenses (for wine estates, wine shops, liquor stores etc.)
Applications for transfer of licenses.
Applications for registrations as manufacturers and/or distributors.
Applications for amendment of license conditions (for Sunday trading, live music etc.)
Applications for relocation of premises.
Our services include the management of liquor license portfolios of companies, more specifically attending to the renewal of licenses and the audit of licenses and premises to ensure that all necessary applications for transfers, removals and extensions are attended to.
Do I need a liquor license if I only want to export wine or other liquor?
Although the South-African liquor acts, which govern liquor sales, do not apply outside the country, the requirements of other laws relating to liquor make it very difficult to export liquor if the exporter does not have a liquor licence. Certain laws also prohibit producers of liquor to sell liquor to an exporter if the exporter does not have a license.