Applications for permanent liquor license may only be submitted every first Friday of each month.

Prior to submission of permanent applications notices of intentions to apply for liquor licenses should be submitted to the Government Printer on or before certain cut-off dates.

Temporary liquor licenses can be granted by the magistrate once the application for a permanent liquor license has been submitted at the relevant Court.

The waiting period for permanent liquor licenses varies from province to province and currently the waiting period in Gauteng is approximately 5 months in which period prospective license holders at on-consumption establishments can apply for temporary liquor licenses at a rate of R100 per day.

The Gauteng Liquor Board is currently working on a strategy to speed up applications in order to grant liquor license in a shorter period.