Temporary Liquor License Application In Namibia

Temporary Liquor License Application In Namibia

Temporary liquor licence

(1) A temporary liquor licence for on-consumption may, upon an application made in terms of section 32, be granted in respect of one or more bars, or one or more restaurants or dining rooms, to serve liquor or light liquor, as the case may be, at or on the grounds of any bona fide exhibition, show, race meeting, sports event, fair or other public function, or place of recreation or amusement.

(2) Where an event referred to in subsection (1) takes place at more than one venue, a separate licence shall be required for, and may be granted for or in respect of, each such venue.

(3) The bar, restaurant or dining room in respect of which a licence under subsection (1) is granted, shall be specified in the licence issued.

(4) A temporary liquor licence shall be issued –

(a) to the secretary or manager of the exhibition, show, race meeting, sports event, fair or other event in respect of which such licence is applied for;

(b) with the approval of the manager of an event contemplated in paragraph (a), to the secretary or manager of any individual bona fide organisation present or taking part at such event;

(c) to the secretary or manager of a bona fide organisation collecting funds for lawful purposes at an event contemplated in paragraph (a) or at any other public function;

(d) to the holder of a hotel liquor licence or restaurant liquor licence who has been contracted or authorized by any secretary or manager referred to in paragraph (b) to provide food and liquor for consumption at any event contemplated in paragraph (a); or

(e) to the holder of a club liquor licence for the purposes of any bona fide public function, sports activities or social event held on the premises of such club, whether such function, event or activities are held or organized by such club or by any other party.

(5) A temporary liquor licence granted under subsection (1) shall authorize the sale and consumption of liquor or light liquor, as the case may be –

(a) on the premises;

(b) at the event;

(c) on the day or days; and

(d) during the hours,

specified in the licence, and shall restrict such sale and consumption to such premises, event, day or days and hours.

(6) No temporary liquor licence shall be granted for a period exceeding six consecutive days.

Application for temporary liquor licence

(1) An application in terms of section 32 of the Act for a temporary liquor licence must –

(a) be made in the form as set out in Form 9; and

(b) be lodged with the magistrate of the district in which the premises are situated where the event to which the application relates will take place.

(2) An application referred to in subregulation (1) must be accompanied by –

(a) the receipt in respect of payment of the application fee; and
(b) an affidavit by the applicant or a person having knowledge of the facts stating-

(i) the purpose and event, as contemplated in section 8(1) of the Act, for which the licence is required; and
(ii) the capacity in which application is made by the applicant and that he or she is qualified in accordance with section 8(4) of the Act to be issued with a temporary liquor licence.

(3) The magistrate must determine the application within three working days of the date on which it is lodged and must –

(a) if the licence is refused, inform the applicant in writing accordingly and of the reasons for the refusal in accordance with part B of Form 9; or
(b) if the licence is granted, issue to the applicant a certificate in the form as set out in
Part B of Form 9.

Issue of licence

On submission –

(a) of the certificate referred to in regulation 21(3)(b); and
(b) proof of payment of the licence fee,

the magistrate must issue to the applicant a temporary liquor licence in the form as set out in
Form 10.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How much is a liquor license in Namibia?

The annual fee is N$5000.

What does a temporary authority allow?

Temporary authority allows you to sell and supply alcohol for up to three months under the existing terms and conditions of the current licence. This gives you time to lodge a new application. We can’t transfer an alcohol licence to a new owner. We can’t issue a temporary authority to a club.

How is alcohol regulated in Namibia?

The primary Federal law governing alcohol policy is the 21st Amendment, which repealed national prohibition. It also gives individual States control over: Whether to allow sale of alcohol in the State. Whether to allow importing alcohol into the State.

How much money does it take to open a bar in Namibia?

Total startup costs for a bar that rents or leases its location are estimated to be between $110,000 and $550,000, depending on size. 1 A bar that purchases its location and pays a mortgage has an average startup cost of between $175,000-$850,000.

Is advertising alcohol legal in Namibia?

Alcohol Advertising Laws. The First Amendment allows for a lot of freedom of speech in general and therefore limits how much the federal government can regulate advertising, even in regard to alcohol. In general, advertisements of alcoholic products must be truthful and without deception

Can you drink beer in a commercial?

There are lots of rules when you plan on marketing beer — unless you’re the FCC (there are apparently no rules specific to alcohol on radio). But on television, you can’t even drink a beer in a commercial.

Why do bars fail in Namibia?

Spreading your resources too thin creates major pitfalls and causes many bars to fail. The most common and obvious culprit is financing: You don’t start with enough capital, you spend it on the wrong things, or you pay too much for equipment. Often, bar owners overwork their employees to the point of exhaustion.

What is a good profit margin for a bar?

Most bars aim for a profit margin of around 80 percent; the key to reaching that number is to measure and control your pour costs. Pour cost is an essential benchmark for your bar’s profitability.

How hard is it to run a bar in Namibia?

A bar is a no-brainer. Opening a bar is hard, and running a successful bar is infinitely harder. A disturbing number of people think that if you can scratch together the money to get in, a bar will return astronomical profits, just because it is well stocked and the doors are open.