How to distill legally at home in South Africa

Published on 22-07-2013

Home distilling is perfectly legal in South Africa if:

1. You register as an Article 116 Manufacturer of wine and spirits

You need to:

  • Complete 1 form and sign an undertaking
  • Attach an original certified copy of your ID and;
  • Provide proof of your residential address
  • Hand application in
  • Costs: Free
2. You obtain a permit to own and use a still:

You need to:
  • Complete an application form and sign an undertaking
  • Hand application in.
  • Costs: R1.00 per calendar year per still (R2.00 in Pretoria)

Order your own guideline on what forms to use, who to contact and tips on completing the forms to get it approved.