In order to enforce this sense of value, Liquor Licenses are generally limited in number and have very high fees associated with their acquisition. Unlike a driver’s license, which is relatively easy to acquire, limiting the number of liquor licenses and making them difficult to obtain makes them exceptionally valuable and sought after. Therefore, Restaurants and Bars cannot simply obtain a Liquor License, but must strive towards acquiring this and therefore take stringent steps to protect this valuable Liquor License.
Liquor Licenses are issued differently in each Province. In KZN a Liquor License is issued by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Liquor Authority following a thorough analysis of the submitted required Application and its associated Supporting Documents supplied by the Applicant. Once the Liquor License has been received, the Licensing process makes it possible for Government to enforce laws regarding the sale and service of alcohol that would otherwise be difficult to monitor.