Bombarding young people with alcohol advertisements and operating taverns close to schools entices them to start drinking alcohol much earlier in their lives, a new study has found.
Young people have admitted that alcohol advertisements entice them to drink, providing a further impetus for a proposed ban on alcohol advertising.
The study found that rural and urban youth are heavily exposed to persuasive and appealing alcohol advertising in their home environment. Easy access to alcohol and low prices facilitate alcohol misuse and related health risks including risks to their sexual health.
Young people’s views on alcohol advertising, marketing and availability have a direct influence on drinking patterns and sexual behaviour in society, say researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice today.
The Gauteng Provincial Government and its implementing partner for the Anti-Substance Abuse Social Movement, Soul City Institute, launched the brand identity and communications campaign for the Gauteng City Region Anti-substance Abuse Social Movement campaign, aimed at driving social mobilisation awareness in communities, schools and tertiary institutions as well as announce its partners on the campaign.
Join us as we kick start #16DaysOfActivism campaign on violence against women and children. All of us need to intensify our efforts to end violence against women and children.
The body of a 17-year old girl missing from home since Thursday (6/10/2016) has been discovered. A passer-by found *Pearl Masango’s body on Sunday afternoon in a tall grass field near her house in Extension 14. Friends of Pearl said they left her by the gate of her house on Thursday evening after church.
The most frequent challenges which the average young women are facing in life is the high rate of teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse and finding themselves trapped inside “Blesser” webs without really being aware of the long-term consequences of their impulsive choices and behaviour.
My name is Nokulunga Ngeleka and I’m 21 years old from KwaNzimakwe under Ugu district, I finished my matric last year and I was a learner at Bheki High School.
My name is Smangele Mzelemu I'm 22 years old from Kwanzimakwe under Ugu District in Ray Konyeni municipality, I went to Nombuso high school and I finished my matric last year.