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Miriam Hospital researchers analyze AUDs, sexual behavior among South African men
Karel
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20 Jun, 2014

In a study of South African men who drink alcohol in informal drinking environments or "shebeens," researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found a high prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) that directly correlates to unprotected sex. Findings support the need for interventions targeting both alcohol and HIV-risk behaviors among South African men who drink alcohol in alcohol-serving venues. The study and its findings are published in the July issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Young adults 'damage DNA' with weekend alcohol consumption
Karel
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02 Jan, 2014

College students are renowned for partying at the weekends, and this usually involves having a drink or two. But new research has found that this level of alcohol consumption may cause damage to DNA. This is according to a study published in the journal Alcohol.

Alcohol Advertising Ban on ENCA’s Judge For Yourself
Karel
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19 Nov, 2013

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”.

LETTER: Maphai way off mark
Karel
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07 Nov, 2013

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

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

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".

LETTER: Applaud alcohol bill
Karel
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01 Nov, 2013

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

How is alcohol good for you?
Karel
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24 Oct, 2013

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.

Motsoaledi defends alcohol advert ban
Karel
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24 Oct, 2013

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.

Cabinet approves bill banning alcohol ads
calitz
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21 Sep, 2013

Cabinet has approved that a draft bill banning alcohol advertising should be gazetted for public comment, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Friday.

Miriam Hospital researchers analyze AUDs, sexual behavior among South African men

In a study of South African men who drink alcohol in informal drinking environments or "shebeens," researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found a high prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) that directly correlates to unprotected sex. Findings support the need for interventions targeting both alcohol and HIV-risk behaviors among South African men who drink alcohol in alcohol-serving venues. The study and its findings are published in the July issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Future Trends in Alcoholic Drinks: Positioning, Gender and Alternative Financing Models

Future Trends in Alcoholic Drinks: Positioning, Gender and Alternative Financing Models

Alcohol in South Africa

Some interesting statistics on alcohol and alcohol use in South Africa.

Young adults 'damage DNA' with weekend alcohol consumption

College students are renowned for partying at the weekends, and this usually involves having a drink or two. But new research has found that this level of alcohol consumption may cause damage to DNA. This is according to a study published in the journal Alcohol.

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”.

LETTER: Maphai way off mark

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

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".

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

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.

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.

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.

Soul City welcomes government steps to open public discussion on Draft Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill

Soul City has welcomed cabinet’s decision to release the Draft Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill for public consultation.

Cabinet approves bill banning alcohol ads

Cabinet has approved that a draft bill banning alcohol advertising should be gazetted for public comment, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Friday.