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GIS Mapping: Geographic Information System Workshop 2015
Karel
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08 Sep, 2017

STRIVE is conducing a multi-country study of alcohol availability, advertising and impact on young people. For one aspect of the research, partners in India, South Africa and Tanzania are mapping the density of alcohol outlets in relation to the places where young people live and go to school and college.

Public Health vs Alcohol: An interview with Savera Kalideen
Karel
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08 Sep, 2017

The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication is a STRIVE partner in South Africa. Soul City combines research with radio and television programming and community organising to run powerful campaigns on public health. With other STRIVE partners, Soul City is using GIS mapping to document the availability and marketing of alcohol in specific areas, and using photovoice to explore the impact of alcohol on the lives of young people in the same areas.

Photovoice: Using participatory photography in research - Cathy Vaughan
Karel
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08 Sep, 2017

Increasingly used in health and development around the world, Photovoice is a participatory research methodology. It was created as a photography-based tool for 'participatory needs assessment' and supports community members to use images to communicate their priorities to decision makers.

Young, Drunk And At Risk: The Dangers In Youth Perceptions Of Alcohol
Karel
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18 May, 2017

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.

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

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.

Drinking and the price children pay
Karel
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18 Apr, 2017

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

Booze adverts tempt kids
Karel
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26 Feb, 2017

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.

Booze adverts tempt kids
Karel
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26 Feb, 2017

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.

Alcohol ads luring SA youth to drink
Karel
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24 Feb, 2017

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

Review SABMiller takeover bid urges Soul City
Karel
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19 Oct, 2015

Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication says the $106billion takeover of SABMiller will give AB Inbev access to even more cheap raw materials, labour and production processes given the discounts that will be made available to a company of this size. The same advantage will accrue to their future attempts to broker deals relating to marketing, sponsorship and manufacturing.

Sober up: If the state doesn’t do it, who will?
Fikile
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02 Jun, 2015

The Minister of Trade and Industry in South Africa recently announced proposed new alcohol legislation which has the industry in a furore. Amid acusations of being a South Africa being a nanny state, SAAPA Chairperson Mphonyane Mofokeng asks 'If the state doesn't do it, who will? This article was written for and published by City Press

New impetus to regulate alcohol
Karel
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25 May, 2015

The Department of Trade and Industry will soon issue new alcohol regulations for public comment to kick start the process of implementing uniform regulations across the country. This emerged at a well-attended panel discussion on the National Liquor Norms and Standards hosted by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on Wednesday.

New alcohol rules bring social cheer
Karel
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18 Feb, 2015

The newly gazetted National Liquor Norms and Standards will promote safer social spaces for alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related violence, says the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication.

Alcohol stokvel funds festive drinking
Karel
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17 Dec, 2014

As the festive season approaches, some South Africans are likely to be spending year-end bonuses on booze in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dubbed one of Africa’s hardest-drinking nations. "It is the festive season, and with a large number of Christmas parties and the availability of bonuses, people will consume more alcohol,” says Savera Kalideen, advocacy manager of Phuza Wize, a campaign to encourage responsible drinking. (Article written by Health-e News, with additional reporting by Kagiso Modise)

Alcohol industry riding the wave of economic recession - Eucam report
Fikile
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14 Jul, 2014

The alcohol industry has reacted on the economic recession by taking various actions. A new EUCAM trend report aims to provide insight in the marketing tactics of the alcohol industry in this period. Moreover, it describes patterns in alcohol consumption during the recession period.

GIS Mapping: Geographic Information System Workshop 2015

STRIVE is conducing a multi-country study of alcohol availability, advertising and impact on young people. For one aspect of the research, partners in India, South Africa and Tanzania are mapping the density of alcohol outlets in relation to the places where young people live and go to school and college.

Public Health vs Alcohol: An interview with Savera Kalideen

The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication is a STRIVE partner in South Africa. Soul City combines research with radio and television programming and community organising to run powerful campaigns on public health. With other STRIVE partners, Soul City is using GIS mapping to document the availability and marketing of alcohol in specific areas, and using photovoice to explore the impact of alcohol on the lives of young people in the same areas.

Photovoice: Using participatory photography in research - Cathy Vaughan

Increasingly used in health and development around the world, Photovoice is a participatory research methodology. It was created as a photography-based tool for 'participatory needs assessment' and supports community members to use images to communicate their priorities to decision makers.

Photovoice: Pushing the boundaries of participatory research - Gerry Mshana

Why use photovoice as a research methodology? This Learning Lab presents experiences and findings from two studies in Tanzania, detailing successes and challenges of this approach.

Youth and Alcohol Study: PhotoVoice exhibition in Tanzania

STRIVE partner Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research and Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (NIMR Mwanza) held two photography exhibitions in Mwanza and Moshi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

Liquor ads linked to youth drinking, sex

The Star - 24 February 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.

Study: Urban and rural youth heavily exposed to alcohol advertising

JOHANNESBURG – A study by the Soul City Institute has found that young people in both urban and rural areas are heavily exposed to persuasive and appealing alcohol advertising.

Review SABMiller takeover bid urges Soul City

Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication says the $106billion takeover of SABMiller will give AB Inbev access to even more cheap raw materials, labour and production processes given the discounts that will be made available to a company of this size. The same advantage will accrue to their future attempts to broker deals relating to marketing, sponsorship and manufacturing.

Beware the wile of alcohol companies

We live in a world where business opportunities often lie in increasing sales of products that cause harm.

[VIDEO] Savera Kalideen interview about proposed new alcohol regulations (ANN7 Vuka Africa)

Watch Soul City’s Savera Kalideen, on ANN7. She talks about the Department of Trade and Industry’s proposed new alcohol regulations as part of the National Liquor Norms and Standards 2014.

Sober up: If the state doesn’t do it, who will?

The Minister of Trade and Industry in South Africa recently announced proposed new alcohol legislation which has the industry in a furore. Amid acusations of being a South Africa being a nanny state, SAAPA Chairperson Mphonyane Mofokeng asks 'If the state doesn't do it, who will? This article was written for and published by City Press

Tougher liquor licensing ahead

Daily Sun - 28 May 2015

Regulating Alcohol

Rosebank Killarney Gazette - 29 May 2015

New regulations to creating a safer drinking environment

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will soon issue new alcohol regulations for public comment, which will start the process of implementing uniform regulations across the country.

New impetus to regulate alcohol

The Department of Trade and Industry will soon issue new alcohol regulations for public comment to kick start the process of implementing uniform regulations across the country. This emerged at a well-attended panel discussion on the National Liquor Norms and Standards hosted by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on Wednesday.

New alcohol rules bring social cheer

The newly gazetted National Liquor Norms and Standards will promote safer social spaces for alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related violence, says the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication.

Alcohol abuse costs SA’s taxpayers R300bn or more a year

South Africans have a huge drinking problem. We are the biggest boozers in Africa. (This article was written By Zinhle Maphumulo for and published by City Press.

Alcohol stokvel funds festive drinking

As the festive season approaches, some South Africans are likely to be spending year-end bonuses on booze in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dubbed one of Africa’s hardest-drinking nations. "It is the festive season, and with a large number of Christmas parties and the availability of bonuses, people will consume more alcohol,” says Savera Kalideen, advocacy manager of Phuza Wize, a campaign to encourage responsible drinking. (Article written by Health-e News, with additional reporting by Kagiso Modise)

Alcohol industry riding the wave of economic recession - Eucam report

The alcohol industry has reacted on the economic recession by taking various actions. A new EUCAM trend report aims to provide insight in the marketing tactics of the alcohol industry in this period. Moreover, it describes patterns in alcohol consumption during the recession period.