Phuza Wize News and Articles

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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.

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.

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