The MEC for the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism [LEDET] Rodgers Monama says he has received complaints about Loud Music emerging from Liquor stores during Matric exam hours.

The Matric class of 2023 began their exams on Monday, 30 October, and will conclude on 5 December 2023.

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Limpopo has over 94,000 full-time candidates registered to write Grade 12 examinations this year. But the department says they have been attending to all formal complaints received about the noises at different establishments.

The MEC has made a plea to all liquor license holders operating near institutions of learning to drastically reduce their music.

Calls for Liquor stores to reduce music during matric exam hours
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“The Department will not negotiate on any solution presented by license holders, which does not favour or respect our learners or examination hours. Limpopo Liquor Board has received the complaints with fury, as they expect cooperation from all licensed liquor outlets. Especially those operating adjacent to schools.

“All license holders are hereby notified that complaints from Schools or Community members will be taken seriously. Should the license holder be found guilty, the Board will revoke the license or alternatively. Conditions of such license will be drastically amended,” they said in a statement.

“License holders are also reminded that they have a responsibility to control their patrons/customers. No customer is entitled to purchase alcohol from a liquor restaurant and consume it outside the establishment or in their cars while playing loud music and causing a nuisance.”