Proposed Liquor Amendment Bill to ban all alcohol advertising. Joburg; 28-03-2018 The controversial Liquor Amendment Bill, now with cabinet, saw the Department of Health propose a ban on alcohol advertising. The amended bill is expected to be passed by parliament within the coming weeks. The bill was formerly met with positivity, however, doubts have been Read More →

24 March 2018 To stimulate beer sales, Heineken uses promotional girls in 10 African countries. This is evident from a new book by Olivier van Beemen. He spent more than five years researching the activities of Heineken in Africa. His book ‘Beer for Africa; the Best Kept Secret of Heineken’ released today under the publishing Read More →

Charities have called for more action to protect children from the impact of alcohol and junk food marketing. Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) says alcohol advertising on television and online platforms such as YouTube, alongside other marketing measures, encourages drinking among children and young people. Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) also says children can be particularly vulnerable Read More →

Soft drink company to part with tradition by launching version of ‘Chu-Hi’ alcopop in Japan Coca-Cola is to produce the first alcoholic drink in its 132-year-history, with plans to launch an alcopop in Japan. The world’s biggest soft drinks company said it would start making a version of “Chu-Hi” – canned sparkling flavoured drinks that Read More →

Rossen, I., Pettigrew, S., Jongenelis, M., Stafford, J., Wakefield, M., and Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol promotion and the consequences for young people’s alcohol consumption. Report prepared for the Mental Health Commission by the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Perth, Western Read More →

ess Live Drinks firms could be liable for harm done by drunks 26 February 2018; Linda Ensor Wheels are turning: Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October speaks at a parliamentary committee meeting. He says it will take two to three weeks to finalise the proposed liquor law. Picture:   The Department of Health Read More →