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SAAPA SA will tell committee alcohol doesn’t belong in schools

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA (SAAPA SA) will today (22 November) make its presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on why alcohol does not belong in schools. The inclusion in the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill of a recommendation that liquor be allowed on school premises, and at school …

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Time is running out to keep our schools alcohol free

The deadline for submitting objections to the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill of 2021 is fast approaching – South Africans have until 15 August to make their voices heard. The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in SA (SAAPA SA) has noted with concern the inclusion in the BELA Bill of a recommendation that liquor …

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New WHO Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 to guide global action to reduce alcohol-related harm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030 will be the new roadmap to guide global action to reduce alcohol-related harm.  African governments will, like others, use this WHO member state sanctioned plan when passing legislation and implementing programmes to reduce alcohol harm. We call on African Ministers of Health and WHO Executive Board …

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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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