SOUTH AFRICA MULLING AMENDMENTS TO LIQUOR BILL TO FIGHTT ALCOHOL ABUSE

JOHANNESBURG The South African government is considering amending the country's liquor law which may result in a ban on alconohol advertisements being aired between 5m and 10 pm, says a legal expert, Ian Jacobsberg.

He says that this is part of the Health Minister's programme to cut down or to control different kinds of consumption, adding that the government is also considering raising the minimum alcohol-drinking age from 18 to 21 years in a bid to fight alcohol abuse.

Speaking on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Morning Live programme here Monday, Jacobsberg, a legal expert at law firm Hogan Lovells, unveiled the possible amendment of the Liquor Act.

I think it's part of the Health Minister's general programme to cut down or to control different kinds of consumption that he's identified as either socially detrimental or detrimental to health," said Jacobsberg.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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