Study on the socio-economic impact of liquor outlets in Limpopo

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Ngandu, M.Chitiga-Mabugu, S.Karuaihe, C.Nhemachena, N.Tsoanamatsie
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, LIMPOPO PROVINCE, LIQUOR LICENCE, LIQUOR OUTLETS, SHEBEENS, SOCIO- ECONOMIC STATUS
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8309

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Abstract

Most of the information that is available is at an industry level and as such does not give us much information on the working of liquor outlets, more so at a provincial level. As a result the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET) department commissioned this research as a way of closing this information gap. The overall aim of the study is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic and socio-economic impact of licensed liquor outlets on the provincial economy. This information is needed for regulatory purposes and to address broad developmental issues in the province. As such, this will be the first study of its kind to assess the economic and socio-economic impact of these outlets on the provincial economy. As a result this study is divided into two parts; the first gives a comprehensive profile of liquor outlets in the province by assessing their ownership structure, employment dynamics, cost of setting up a liquor outlet, compliance to tax and compliance with regulations as stipulated by the liquor act. The second part of the report will explore the socio-economic impacts of liquor outlets on the province of Limpopo. Both of these components will feed into the information requirements of the Provincial Liquor Board. The first component of the study will be assessed through a survey of liquor outlets in the province, whilst the second component will be analysed through a focus group discussion of key stakeholders from various provincial departments.