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People should have been allowed to drink at home, say liquor...

The alcohol industry believes the reckless behaviour of people at the Easter weekend could have been avoided if off-site liquor sales were permitted. This is...

Third FS woman dies in home-brewed alcohol tragedy

The Free State Health Department confirms a third Bloemfontein woman in her twenties has died after consuming a home-brewed alcohol concoction which has already...

250 000 jobs at risk in liquor industry

As many as 250 000 jobs are on the line as the ban on the sale of alcohol persists. This comes after President Cyril...

Alcohol industry urges public to adhere to restrictions

The South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) has welcomed the positive behaviour of citizens over the New Year weekend after new Lockdown Level 3...

More than 200 people arrested

The South African Police Service (SAPS) , the Free State National Road Traffic Cooperation, National and Provincial Traffic, private security companies, the Departments of...

Alcohol ‘can raise breast cancer risk’

Renowned specialist surgeon and breast disease specialist Professor Carol-Ann Benn has warned that alcohol can, in some instances, increase the risk of breast cancer. Pretoria...

Liquor traders ask Ramaphosa to lift restrictions on trading days and...

The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) and Liquor Traders Association of South Africa (LTASA) have requested government to remove disaster management restrictions, allow the...

Tourism fraternity welcomes Level 1 while alcohol industry remains concerned

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) welcomes the country’s move to Alert Level 1 next week. At the same time, the South...

Toddler made to smoke dagga, drink alcohol: Mom, friend arrested

A case of abuse has been opened at the Mphephu Police Station in Limpopo and two women have been arrested. This, after a video of...

Taverns, restaurants allowed to sell alcohol for take away

Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Pate,l has said that registered shebeens, taverns and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol for take away...

Confirmed: Curfew lifted, alcohol sales back, exercise at any time, but...

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday about developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19. The Citizen reported, he...

Ramaphosa to address the nation at 7pm amid report that booze...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7pm on Sunday about developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19. The...

Some crimes increased during lockdown – Cele

The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, says some crimes might have increased because of the relaxation of lockdown regulations. OFM News reports, he says towards...

Crime prevention awareness campaign hosted

The institute for Marriage and Relationship Management hosted a crime prevention campaign yesterday, combining it with the launch of a young up and coming...

Tougher liquor laws will damage township businesses

The proposed tougher liquor laws in the Minister of Trade and Industry’s National Liquor Policy Draft Bill will damage small businesses and informal traders...

Responsible partying

The Festive season is upon us and it usually a time for laughter, happiness, and of course attending lots of parties. Taryn Britt from...

Plans to increase the legal drinking age poses threat: Lawyer

THANDI XABA South Africans are said consume about five billion litres of alcohol a year. This is according to the Medical Research Council and from...

Energy drinks aren’t to blame for boozing

THANDI XABA Despite the release of a recent new international research that emerged which showed that American teenagers who drink just one energy drink in...