Chronic shortage of liquor inspectors in Eastern Cape a contributor to crime

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board cannot escape some of the responsibility for the high rate of violent crime in the Eastern Cape. Ineffective monitoring and regulation of legal and illegal liquor outlets due to a shortage of inspectors is a contributing factor to alcohol related crimes committed in the province. In 2016 non-compliance with the Liquor Act by taverns was cited as a root cause of the increase in crime …

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