A collaborative initiative between eight Southern African countries, the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance, SAAPA, is a network which aims to address the challenge of harmonising and accelerating alcohol policy development in the region.

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The aims of SAAPA are to:

  • Share knowledge and experiences of alcohol policy development
  • Share research and strategy on alcohol policy development
  • Respond to local challenges with lobbying for appropriate policy interventions
  • Identify common policies that can be lobbied for in all countries in the region
  • Lobby as a regional block at global level
Apr 17, 2018

Alcohol group demands ad spend details

Alcohol policy group Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) is steadfast in its bid to ban alcohol advertising, and has challenged the alcohol industry to disclose its exact expenditure on advertising and sponsorships.

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Take Alcohol Advertising out of Sport. What is in a t-shirt?
Mar 26, 2018

Take Alcohol Advertising out of Sport. What is in a t-shirt?

SAAPA and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in Australia (FARE) have joined forces in the campaign for sports to be free from alcohol advertising. Supporters will be wearing t-shirts that call for ‘No alcohol adverts in sport!’ at Newlands cricket ground this weekend during the South Africa v’s Australia cricket.

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Mar 26, 2018

The Health and Social Impacts of Easy Access to Alcohol and Exposure to Alcohol Advertisements Among Women of Childbearing Age in Urban and Rural South Africa

Study addressing alcohol exposed pregnancy amongst women in the rural farming West Coast District of W Cape and in three areas of urban Gauteng in South Africa shows strong associations between exposure to alcohol advertising and a number of adverse social and health impacts, with slightly different patterns for rural W Cape and Urban Gauteng.

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SAAPA supports government and President Ramaphosa to introduce NLA to protect lives
Mar 15, 2018

SAAPA supports government and President Ramaphosa to introduce NLA to protect lives

Since being elected into office some three weeks ago, it appears that there has been a flurry of new legislation drafted and promulgated under president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Mar 13, 2018

SAAPA's response to sports bodies opposition to ban of alcohol adverts

SAAPA agrees with sport administrators that government should fund sport! Participation in sports, especially by children and young people, is critical if we are to change the future health of citizens.

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Mar 13, 2018

No alcohol advertising in sport?

Speculation on a ban of alcohol advertising hit our national news the past few weeks. True or not? The bigger question should be why we should we make that choice as a country.

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Sports bodies opposed to ban of alcohol adverts
Mar 13, 2018

Sports bodies opposed to ban of alcohol adverts

Cape sports associations are opposing changes to the legislation that could see alcohol advertisements banned in sport.

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Liquor ad ban could hurt new brands
Mar 04, 2018

Liquor ad ban could hurt new brands

Decline in overall sales would cut government revenue

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Mar 02, 2018

Banning advertising alcohol can save SA R1.9 billion - report

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) says that if government adopts the National Liquor Act with specific reference to the provisions around restricting advertising, government could save R1.9 billion.

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Feb 28, 2018

Government should be commended for firm action on alcohol

SAAPA commends the National Department of Health and Department of Trade and Industry for continuing to act on their mandate with legislation that will contribute to better health for South Africans.

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