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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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Feb 28, 2017

Exposure to liquor ads 'encourages young people'

The New Age - 28 February 2017

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Feb 28, 2017

[PODCAST] Alcohol adverts in SA - Yay or Nay?

Radio 702 | According to a Soul City study, young people in SA are heavily exposed to persuasive alcohol advertising.

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Feb 27, 2017

We don't have to have alcohol ads, says Soul City Institute

Alcohol advertisements, as well as taverns that operate near schools, tempt children to start drinking at a young age, according to a new study released by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice.

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Feb 26, 2017

Booze adverts tempt kids

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.

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Booze adverts tempt kids
Feb 26, 2017

Booze adverts tempt kids

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.

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Alcohol ads luring SA youth to drink
Feb 24, 2017

Alcohol ads luring SA youth to drink

Young people have admitted that alcohol advertisements entice them to drink, providing a further impetus for a proposed ban on alcohol advertising.

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Feb 24, 2017

Liquor ads linked to youth drinking, sex

The Star - 24 February 2017

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