Update on Liquor Licence Applications: BaPita and La Petit Maison

  A formal response was received on 28 September 2018 from the Gauteng Liquor Board (GLB) on the objections lodged in respect of the proposed / planned restaurants on the corner of 1st Avenue and 7th Street.   The GLB decided not to schedule a hearing. It thus did not afford an opportunity to the MRA and the more than 600 residents it represents to state their case regarding the […]


Emmarentia Stabbing: Call for action on Parkview SAPS & Gauteng Liquor Board

In light of the recent stabbing at Emmarentia Checkers, the Melville Residents’ Association calls on the Parkview Police Station and the Gauteng Liquor Board to take the necessary steps to put an end to the unbridled and brazen operation of a shebeen from the public toilets and along the sidewalk on Barry Hertzog avenue outside Checkers.   The shebeen operates seven days a week, in plain view of the public […]


The Band Cafe: Complaints Process

Further to our notification to the community (http://mra.ilovemelville.co.za/2016/11/liquor-licence-transfer-objection-complaint-the-band-cafe/) regarding the illegal business affairs of the Band Cafe, liquor sales without a valid liquor licence, a complaints form is now available for download.   Once filled in, the complaint (form 19) must be emailed to Palesa Makhabane at the Gauteng Liquorboard – palesa.makhabane@gauteng.gov.za – and copied to to the MRA Liquor Portfolio sub-committee at mra-liquor@ilovemelville.co.za   It is not mandatory that you […]


Gauteng Liquor Board Hearing: Stones Melville

We have received notice from the Gauteng Liquor Board regarding a hearing for Stones Melville on the 2nd of June 2016 as per Section 23 of the liquor act, no 2 of 2003. Application GAU/100880C refers: To allow Stones Melville to respond to the issues raised at the hearing held on the 18th & 19th November 2015. To answer allegations that Stones Melville is contravening the provisions of the Liquor […]