(1) A licensee may apply for the renewal of his licence.
(2) This section does not apply to a licensee whose licence is revoked.
(3) An application by a licensee for the renewal of a licence shall-
(a) be made not more than 3 months and not less than 2 months prior to the expiration of the licence or within such other period prior to the expiration thereof as the licensing authority may in writing permit;
(b) be made to the licensing authority in the prescribed form and in the prescribed manner.
(4) Subject to subsection (8) and section 8, subsections (3), (6) and (7) of section 6 shall apply mutatis mutandis to an application for renewal made under this section as it applies to an application under section 6 and for the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the licensing authority may in respect of the renewed licence impose any condition in addition to or instead of any condition previously imposed by him. (Amended 28 of 2001 s. 4)
(5) Any licence in respect of which an application for renewal is made under and in accordance with this section and which expires prior to the determination of such application shall, unless such application is withdrawn, or the licence is revoked or suspended under section 8, be deemed to continue in force until the determination by the licensing authority of such application.
(6) A renewal of a licence granted under this section shall-
(a) not be issued and shall not be valid except on payment to the licensing authority of the prescribed fee;
(b) be deemed to be granted from the day following the day upon which the licence being renewed would have expired but for subsection (5).
(7) Subject to subsection (8), a renewal of a licence granted under this section shall be for a period of 12 months. (Added 28 of 2001 s. 4)
(8) The licensing authority may renew a licence under this section for a period of 24 months if the licensee has not been in breach of any conditions of the licence. (Added 28 of 2001 s. 4)