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Nov 19, 2013

Alcohol Advertising Ban on ENCA’s Judge For Yourself

Soul City’s Savera Kalideen together with the Department of Social Development’s Zane Dangor participated in a televised debate on the impact of the alcohol advertising legislation on Judge Dennis Davis’s show, “Judge for Yourself”.

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Nov 11, 2013

2013 World AIDS Day

World Aids Day held on 1 December every year and is an opportunity for the world to unite in the fight against HIV. The theme for 2013 is: Get wise. Get tested. Get circumcised.

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Nov 07, 2013

LETTER: Maphai way off mark

Dr Vincent Maphai, South African Breweries executive director of corporate affairs and transformation, appears to be misleading Parliament shamelessly

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Minister blasts alcohol industry’s ‘arrogance’
Nov 01, 2013

Minister blasts alcohol industry’s ‘arrogance’

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday took aim at the alcohol industry for resisting government regulation, describing its stance as the "arrogance of money thinking it can direct events".

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Nov 01, 2013

LETTER: Applaud alcohol bill

There is evidence that alcohol advertising increases the likelihood that young people start to drink, and that the overall amount that they drink, and the amount that they drink on one occasion, are greater

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Oct 25, 2013

South Africa: Cabinet Dismisses Media Claims That It Is Divided Over the Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill

Cabinet has noted the mischievous media reports related to the Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill . The media reports allege a division over the decision to approve the Bill.

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Oct 24, 2013

“Mashonisas”

The word “Mashonisa” is an informal word for a person or company that provides loans to consumers. The general word used in the National Credit Act is a credit provider. Credit providers can be banks, clothing retailers, furniture retailers and other companies or individuals.

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Oct 24, 2013

How is alcohol good for you?

I recently tweeted my views on the proposed ban on alcohol advertising. The ban, which I fully support, would see to it that alcohol no longer makes its regular appearance across multiple media channels.

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How Gordhan's expenditure cuts could affect health targets
Oct 24, 2013

How Gordhan's expenditure cuts could affect health targets

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s "careful control of the wage Bill" will impact negatively on health service delivery, says a health economist.

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Motsoaledi defends alcohol advert ban
Oct 24, 2013

Motsoaledi defends alcohol advert ban

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday defended the government’s controversial plans to ban alcohol advertising, saying that alcohol was a key risk factor in the growing burden of non-communicable diseases facing South Africa.

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World Aids Day Race - 1 December 2013
Oct 23, 2013

World Aids Day Race - 1 December 2013

The Soul City Athletics Club and the City of Ekurhuleni Athletics Club will host a marathon at the Katlehong Sports Club in Katlehong.

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Mandela Day Library Launch Report - Seroophata Primary School
Oct 23, 2013

Mandela Day Library Launch Report - Seroophata Primary School

Soul City’s strategic partners, Breadline Africa and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), launched another Mandela Day Library at Seroophata Primary School in the North West.

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