The City of Cape Town says it is cautiously optimistic following a 20% decline in the amount of alcohol confiscated at its beaches during the festive season. According to the city, law enforcement officials seized over 17,000 bottles of alcohol between October last year and January 2024. It said Camps[…]
INTERNATIONAL A Qatari broadcaster has denied that it had any plans to institute a three-minute broadcast delay for the World Cup matches in order to block homosexual activity or alcohol consumption and smoking. A document circulated on social media on Friday purporting to be a directive issued to beIN Sports from the Qatar Media[…]
NATIONAL Tobacco experts have questioned why government has not pursued similar regulation for the alcohol industry. It comes as the Tobacco and Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill prepares to reach Parliament. Stakeholders agree alcohol causes much greater harm than tobacco, particularly during the festive season. The Health Department[…]
The Liquor Traders Association says while alcohol abuse remains one of the biggest contributors to crime in South Africa – the public has an equal responsibility to curb the crisis. Police Minister Bheki Cele released the latest crime statistics on Friday – showing very high contact crime in communities with[…]
LOCAL Toxicologist Dr Gerhard Verdoorn says it is concerning that the exact cause of death of the 21 young people at the Enyobeni tavern in the Eastern Cape has still not been revealed. Preliminary toxicology reports are pointing to methanol poisoning as a possible cause of the deaths. Methanol is a type[…]
LOCAL President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to attend the mass funeral for victims of the Enyobeni tavern tragedy has sparked fierce debate, with some claiming he should stay away and others calling for him to take action against underage drinking. Ramaphosa will on Wednesday attend the funeral service for 21 young[…]
There are growing calls for residents in the Western Cape to adhere to lockdown regulations this long weekend. This comes as the province hit its peak of the COVID-19 third wave this week. With over 41, 000 infections, the Cape accounts for more than a quarter of the nation’s active[…]
Gauteng police are investigating an incident in which two officers were attacked and had their vehicle torched in Muldersdrift west of Johannesburg. The two were attending to a complaint of disturbance of public peace at an unlicenced liquor outlet in the Video informal settlement yesterday when patrons drinking at the[…]
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says law enforcement agencies will focus on enforcing compliance of alcohol laws over the festive season. He was speaking in Philippi during the launch of a safer festive season campaign. Smith says they have strengthened[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Health Department has revealed that trauma cases in the province have doubled since the move to level 2 lockdown last week, many of which have been alcohol-related. Various field hospitals have closed since then, due to the number of Covid 19 infections and hospitalizations[…]
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