Under the Liquor Control Act, all employees of the licensee (Fairview Hotel ) are ‘authorised persons’.

The Liquor Control Act gives ‘authorised persons’ certain powers that support responsible service.

Being an ‘authorised person’ also means they can be held accountable for their actions if they do not serve alcohol responsibly.

Bar staff are legally not permitted to serve alcohol to anyone who they think is drunk, or to anyone who is under 18 years of age. All bar staff should be aware of the definition of drunk.

“a Person affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of their faculties or behaviour “


Please note that bar staff do have the permission at the Taste of Tzaneen to expect a proof of age identification if the person appear younger than the legal age to be able to use alcohol as per the Liquor Control Act.


Legislation governing South African smokers has tightened considerably since 2000 when the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act banned smoking in public places. Smoking in partially enclosed public places were prohibited in 2009. This Act prohibited smoking while using public transport of any kind. Smoking in cars with passengers younger than 12 was also declared illegal.

At the Taste of Tzaneen cigarettes will not be sold to anybody younger than 18 yrs.