South Africa needs to stop BP from selling alcohol from petrol station forecourt shops.
This ‘convenient’ offer is driven by the company’s need to drive customers to their petrol stations and make more profit.
- It ignores that South Africa South already has one of the highest car crash rates in the world, 58% of which are alcohol-related.
- It ignores that South Africa already have too many alcohol outlets. It ignores that it will add to ‘normalising’ alcohol consumption in a country where only 31% of citizens drink alcohol.
- It ignores that children will now have more exposure to advertising promoting alcohol as a lifestyle.
South Africa don’t need more alcohol outlets…