Limpopo liqour act

Limpopo will implement a new liqour act from 1 August. Image via Twitter @VNwalieoba

‘Groove will end at 12’: Mzansi reacts to new Limpopo liqour act

MEC Rogers Monama announced the new Limpopo liqour act on 18 July. South Africans have since shared their views about the new trading laws.

Limpopo liqour act

Limpopo will implement a new liqour act from 1 August. Image via Twitter @VNwalieoba

On 18 July, the Limpopo Provincial Government shared a statement, notifying South Africans about MEC Rodgers Monama’s implementation of the Limpopo liquor act which will be implemented from 1 August, leaving many South African’s divided on social media.


According to the statement shared on social media, during MEC Rodgers Monama’s Nelson Mandela Day Address at Wodimolle Victim Support Centre recently, he blamed alcohol to be the leading contribution factor towards Gender Based Violence, Child Abuse, Community Instability, rape and other sexual misconducts. He also indicated that the department needs to play its role in reducing alcohol abuse.

“The MEC has vowed to cut liquor trading hours. It is through this action that the department will see liquor outlets which our people usually refer to as night-clubs, taverns, shebeens, liquor restaurants etc. being brought to a stand-still by midnight during all operating days,” the statement read.

Monama was also interviewed on Newzroom Afrika where he shed some light on the new Limpopo liquor act.

“As the province, we didn’t just wake up and sign our own Limpopo liquor act. We are one of the two provinces that I think are still operating in terms and in line with [the] national liquor act of 1989 which I think is a problem to some of the things that we are experiencing on a daily basis; the number of the crime rates that we are experiencing as a province and all the other social allies; so, we are trying to synchronize the processes,” Monama said.

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Limpopo liqour act
MEC Rodgers Monama announced Limpopo’s new liqour act. Image via Twitter @VNwalieoba


“I wonder how did tavern owners agree to this? The opening of bottle stores on Sunday will take business away from them and closing at midnight will make people to go illegal shebeens and then artists should also be done performing before midnight. Lol, this will not work,” @Tlou_regi replied.

“Does this mean groove [will] end at 12 or we can buy before 12 and groove until 2 😕,” @Just_Khulu asked.

“I support them fully. From this, we limit the number of drinks people can buy per night. We then put more laws to reduce alcohol in communities. That way, we will deal with a lot of societal challenges. Way to go @Lesufi please lead us. Alcohol is destroying our people,” @ThabangTalks commented.

“Well done! Alcohol is a destructive drug and should be treated with more care. At the same time, others are currently using illegal drugs like mushrooms should be relaxed and people should be taught how to use them safely,” @nudgeitforward wrote.

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