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Alcohol availability is a key driver for GBV

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) and The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) with the support of the Ford Foundation published an evidence-based review on alcohol availability and the associated effect it has on Gender Based Violence (GBV)on 2 December 2021. The report was released during  the worldwide 16 Days of Activism campaign  which began …

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Government must restrict liquor sales and advertising

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA (SAAPA SA) is calling on the government to restricts liquor sales and the advertising thereof. This is according to a statement that the alliance issued on Monday. “SAAPA SA urges government to respond to the threatening third wave of the pandemic by strengthening the current restrictions on …

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New strategy needed on liquor industry

WE HAVE just celebrated 27 years of democracy in South Africa. But how do we assess the past 27 years in terms of what they have delivered to postapartheid South Africa? For the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA SAAPA SA , there are two particular areas that need to be interrogated in what …

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The problem with having a zero-percent alcohol limit for drivers in South Africa – and what can be done to solve it

Non-profit group Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) has thrown its support behind the government’s proposed drunk driving rules, but has warned that the regulations will need to be adapted to avoid wrongful convictions. The changes are included as part of amendments to the National Road Traffic Act which are currently being debated in parliament. …

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