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May 19, 2017

Soul City discussion highlights the importance of limiting alcohol advertising

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice held a discussion at their offices in Dunkeld to talk about the harm of advertising alcohol to the youth and how this can lead to risky sexual behaviour.

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May 18, 2017

Young, Drunk And At Risk: The Dangers In Youth Perceptions Of Alcohol

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliances (SAAPA) and Soul City Institute have called for a ban on the marketing of alcohol products. Along with other advocacy groups and the Department of Health, they are lobbying for new amendments in the Liquor Act that prohibit the advertising of alcohol.

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May 12, 2017

We demand safe taxis for women

We were part Mandela Day event for the #ActionAgainstPoverty campaign that was hosted yesterday at Constitutional Hill. The majority of women in South Africa use taxis to travel to work, school and to access public institutions (hospitals, police stations etc).

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Apr 26, 2017

Reason requires impartiality

The New Age - 21 April 2017 - In building a non-racial rainbow nation, South Africans need to tolerate each other, even when protesting against one thing or another.

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Apr 25, 2017

Vredenburg hosts their first Rise dialogue

Vredenburg hosted their 1st Rise dialogue on the 21st of April and they discussed rape and gender-based violence in detail. They also had a visit from Mrs Jolene Shaw from Aurora Wind power, Ms Murial Albrecht from Mfesane, a Christian development NPO working to eradicate poverty.

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Apr 20, 2017

Fighting sex crime

Daily Sun - 20 April 2017 - We must end the violence of rape!

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POLICY BRIEF: Alcohol marketing, youth and sexual health risks
Apr 18, 2017

POLICY BRIEF: Alcohol marketing, youth and sexual health risks

Soul City Institute, under the auspice of the STRIVE research consortium, conducted a community-based study to assess the density of alcohol outlets in one urban and one rural community and explore young people’s perspectives on alcohol advertising, marketing and availability, as well as their drinking patterns and sexual health and safety.

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Apr 18, 2017

Drinking and the price children pay

The Star - March 2017 - There is an urgent need for more stringent legislation and monitoring of alcohol usage by South African youth.

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Apr 02, 2017

Rape taxi crisis brings vulnerability to women

As many more women step forward with allegations of taxi rapes, the Soul City Institute for Social Justice has warned that many more will go unreported as long as victims of rape feel that the justice systems fails to deal effectively with such cases. The Soul City Institute with other concerned citizens and civil society organisations will partake in a march to raise awareness and to create a safe environment for women commuters.

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