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Aadielah Maker Diedericks - Cape Times24 Apr 2018
May 02, 2018

Aadielah Maker Diedericks - Cape Times24 Apr 2018

Sometimes I think I read from a different script. I understood that sport is an outlet that promotes one’s physical and mental health and is good for developing social skills. That’s why for the past 12 years I have been running around driving my kids to get to practise, to get to the game and organising my work schedule so that I can attend at least one of their matches.

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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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Feb 08, 2018

ASA rules that cider ad is misleading and not honest

The South African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) welcomes the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa’s ruling that found that TOPS SPAR Apple Cider advert

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Feb 05, 2018

Can Heineken become distribution support of health services and products without promoting itself?

The alcohol industry has done it yet again. DAVOS-2018, the platform for big business access to governments, was used to announce a partnership between the Global Fund (combatting HIV AIDS, TB and malaria) and brewing giant Heineken. Heineken – the very same company exposed in Olivier van Beemen’s book, Heineken in Africa, to have relationships with authoritarian governments, tax evasion, human rights violations and corruption will now provide logistical and communication support to the Global Fund.

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Fool Me Twice
Dec 12, 2017

Fool Me Twice

With tactics perfected by the tobacco industry over the last 50 years, multinational food, beverage and alcohol companies are working to deter, delay and derail policies that save millions of lives. Let's not be fooled again.

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Nov 02, 2017

Victory for the constitutional right to be consulted on alcohol trading within communities

Response to the judgement in the Johannesburg High Court on 1 November 2017 in the Gauteng Shebeen License Regulations case

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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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