Licensing And Compliance

Requirements for a licence application

Summary of application requirements is follows:

  • Application administrative requirements include:
    • Completed application form
    • Licence application fee
    • Contact details
    • Advertisement
    • Type of licence
    • Date of licence commencement
    • Nature and scope of licensed operations
    • Record of decision on previous licence application
    • Other licenses currently held
    • License validity required
    • Corporate structure, shareholding and gross ownership
    • Tax clearance and VAT
  • Competency in construction & operation requirements:
    • Demonstrate arrangement with competent building contractor registered with the Construction Industry Counsel for the design and construction of proposed facilities.
    • Demonstrate adequate project insurance
    • Health, Safety and Risk Management policy/plan.
  • Commercial Requirements:
    • Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA)
    • Proof of land ownership
    • Business Plan
    • Audited Financial Statements
  • Technical Requirements:
    • Geographical location
    • Facility Technical Design
    • Maintenance Program, Decommissioning Plan & costs.
  • Environmental Requirements:
    • Record of decision from the Eswatini Environmental Authority (which could include categorization) as well as the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) must be submitted with application.
  • Other permits and Authorizations:
    • Various local government permissions, water availability, land use (servitudes), waste disposal clearance must be available.
  • Socio-Economic Information:
    • Jobs created (Part and full time)
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Tax revenue
    • Local community benefits

Regulatory Costs

Application Fees
  • Wholesale Application fee - E10 000.00
  • Retail Application fee – E10 000.00
  • Commercial Consumer Application fee - E10 000.00
  • LPG License Application fee -
    • Wholesale - E6 000.00
    • Retail - E 4 500.00
Annual License Fees

License fees are be paid annually based on volumes:

  • Wholesalers- 2 cents per liter
  • Retailers- 2 cents per liter
  • Commercial- 2 cents per liter
  • LPG – Wholesale - 7 cents per kg
  • Retail – E500.00 per annum