alcohol

Prepare to cough up more for cigarettes and fuel

South Africans are set to cough up even more for tobacco and alcohol, following yet another increase on sin taxes announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday. If you’re feeling the pinch, one option to save money would be to swap your favourite tipple of whiskey or sparkling wine[…]

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Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Arak, daru, sharaab, alcohol. The names may vary by language, but the essence is the same. Depending on which side of fence you sit, these words may conjure up the romance of a Hafiz poem or the sternness of a lecture at the mosque condemning their evils. Some in Muslim[…]

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MJC opposes WCED proposal to allow alcohol on school premises

As communities within South Africa continue to suffer the effects of alcohol abuse, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has voiced concern at proposed amendments of the Western Cape Provincial School Education Act (1997) that would allow the consumption of alcohol on school property. In August, the Western Cape Education Department[…]

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Zille plans radical crackdown on alcohol abuse

The Western Cape government has published a draft policy document for public comment proposing huge price increases on alcohol as a means to curb binge and youth drinking, and setting limits for trading hours. The proposed Alcohol-Related Harms Reduction Policy green paper will see alcohol consumers slapped with price increases[…]

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Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Arak, daru, sharaab, alcohol. The names may vary by language, but the essence is the same. Depending on which side of fence you sit, these words may conjure up the romance of a Hafiz poem or the sternness of a lecture at the mosque condemning their evils. Some in Muslim[…]

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7000 people living on CT streets

Sandra Opperman sleeps under a surprisingly clean threadbare blue blanket on a pavement in the Cape Town CBD. “Sjoe, meisie, maar dis koud op die straat [girl, it’s cold on the street],” she admits after begging for a R5 “for bread”. “But this is the life I chose. It’s where[…]

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