Now that we had found some equipment and the perfect venue, we needed to start the process of getting our licenses – we needed three from the KZN Liquor Board; a manufacturing license, and pub license and a liquor store license. It became apparent very quickly that we needed help to negotiate the complexities and pitfalls of gathering all the required paperwork and submitting it in the correct manner, so we called in the experts to help (thanks, Victoria!).
This was the most arduous and tedious part of the whole venture; there was lots of forms to fill in and documents to prepare; everything needed to be done in triplicate; all documents had to be signed by a commissioner of oaths; things got lost, etc, etc. thankfully Victoria kept us on track, and eventually we had confirmation that our licenses had been granted.