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Sep 11, 2017

SAB cops flak over #SheLovesBeer campaign

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) has slammed South African Breweries (SAB) "She Loves Beer" campaign. While the campaign seeks to celebrate and promote women in the brewing industry, SAAPA is concerned that the campaign targets young women, particularly in light of the highest number of reported cases of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the world being registered in the Western and Eastern Cape.

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Sep 11, 2017

How much beer does a woman like?

On the eve of the world commemorating foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, SAB ironically chose to launch a “She loves beer” campaign.

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Aug 16, 2017

Proposed new liquor law needs revisiting

Anti-alcohol lobby groups are calling on the government to revisit stalled legislation on alcohol advertising.

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Aug 11, 2017

SAB slammed over Beer for Africa pack

The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) strongly condemned the latest marketing strategy.

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Aug 11, 2017

Health Promotion community wins as SAB is forced to backtrack

SAAPA, along with the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), Sacowach and Schools of Public Health across South Africa voiced our strong concern about SAB’s use of hunger to market their products under the guide of donating the proceeds from sales of an 8-pack beers to Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa. Following public condemnation of this cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer, SAB had given notice that it has decided to withdraw their marketing of the “Beers for Africa” campaign.

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Aug 10, 2017

South African Schools of Public Health urges SAB to stop the marketing of “Beer for Africa” to feed hungry students

We are deeply concerned at the pairing, by South African Breweries (SAB), of a marketing strategy to sell more beer to an intervention to address hunger amongst university students in need.

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Aug 02, 2017

Calls mount to boycott SAB's campaign against hunger

The South African Breweries, together with Stop Hunger Now SA, has launched a Beer for Africa eight-pack in order to feed hungry students across the continent. But while the campaign is aimed at feeding hungry students and apparently not to make a profit for SAB, other organisations have called the initiative “irresponsible” and are urging consumers to boycott it and sign a petition against it.

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Jul 17, 2017

Stop the marketing of alcohol in the of hunger in Africa

SAB/AB InBev must stop using poverty and hunger to promote their ‘Beers for Africa 8‐pack’ sales. If they want to donate funds to alleviate poverty, they should do so without linking it directly to the sale of their products. They must follow the words of Madiba: "There can be no greater gift than giving one's time and energy to help other without expecting anything in return".

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May 11, 2017

Big Alcohol In Zimbabwe: Catch Them Young

The adage “Catch them young” seems to ring true with regards to the toxic relationship Delta Beverages – a beer and soft drink company of Zimbabwe – is brewing with students at tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. In partnership with the BOOST Fellowship – a local non-profit organization which runs youth development programmes – the beer producer is sponsoring the Delta Ethics and Social Responsibility programme.

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Feb 23, 2017

Young people and alcohol advertising

Young people’s views on alcohol advertising, marketing and availability have a direct influence on drinking patterns and sexual behaviour in society, say researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice today.

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Jan 19, 2017

New study: Alcohol marketing in Africa violates industry’s own marketing codes

More than a fourth of all monitored alcohol advertisements violated the industry’s own marketing codes, concludes a study covering seven African countries. Stronger government regulation of alcohol marketing is needed.

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Jan 10, 2017

Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts

Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing. Current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and subsequent drinking. This is documented in a Supplement of the prestigious scientific journal Addiction.

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Nov 11, 2016

Liquor bill must be embraced

Government’s determination when it took on tobacco is what’s needed to deal with alcohol and its social problems IT WAS deeply disappointing to read in the media recently that the two major political parties have seemingly dismissed proposals in the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill, recently re‐ leased for public comment by the Department of Trade and In‐ dustry (DTI).

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Let’s stop alcohol producers attracting children
Oct 14, 2016

Let’s stop alcohol producers attracting children

Producers are packaging alcohol in ice lollies and boxes similar to fruit juices… who are they targeting? We call on the Western Cape to follow up on their concerns on “Mal Piet” …

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Let us have our say - release the Control of Alcohol Beverages Marketing Bill
Oct 14, 2016

Let us have our say - release the Control of Alcohol Beverages Marketing Bill

In September 2012, the cabinet approved the publication of Control of Alcohol Beverages Marketing Bill for public comments.

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Oct 14, 2016

South African Liquor Amendment Bill

Have your say on proposed restrictions on advertising of alcohol; trading zones, hours and days; licensing conditions and processes… submissions are due on the 30th October. Speak to your neighbours, come together and let your voice be heard…

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Oct 14, 2016

South African National Liquor Policy

SAAPA applauds the South African Government for adopting a progressive national liquor policy which provides the framework for introducing stricter advertising and marketing regulations; increasing liability of manufacturers, suppliers and traders; restricting trading hours; etc…

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Sep 22, 2016

Norwegian NGO campaign: Divest from the alcohol industry

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has invested around 10 billion US Dollars in multinational alcohol corporations. “This has to stop”, is the message from a campaign by Norwegian civil society organisations that was launched in Oslo yesterday. The main claim of the campaign is that investing in alcohol companies is incompatible with the overarching goals of Norwegian development and foreign policies.

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Sep 19, 2016

FORUT granted Consultative Status at ECOSOC

“A very welcome decision which makes it possible to widen and strengthen FORUT’s collaboration with the United Nations”, says Secretary General of FORUT, Morten Lønstad, in a comment to the fact that FORUT has been granted Special Consultative Status at ECOSOC.

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Sep 13, 2016

Healthy Lanka Receives Presidential Award for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Healthy Lanka Alliance for Development has been presented with the award for Best Alcohol and Drug Prevention Organisation for the year 2015 by His Excellency Maitripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka. The award was presented in recognition of Healthy Lanka’s dedicated services towards creating a well-informed society free from alcohol and drugs.

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