Should alcohol be in schools?

The focus is on the clauses in the BELA Bill which will allow schools to have alcohol on school premises and at school functions – on and off school premises – for purposes of fund-raising. Whether you think this is a good idea or not, our webinar promises to be an interesting platform to discuss the issue.

Please share this invite with other people and organisations. It’s an important issue that is of significance to anyone who has or may have a child in our schooling system.

You can register by scanning the QR code on the banner below or, if that doesn’t work, you can go to .

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the discussion with you.

Sick report card for SA kids and activity? Change in 2015

Who is to blame and who will fix it?

It is hard to hold our kids fully responsible for this poor result. Turn off the TVs and get them avitality report card kids physical activityctive. Our kids are spending about 3 hours a day in front of the TV (sedentary behaviours rated F)

  • B for government measures to combat physical inactivity
  • C sports participation and transportation
  • D overall physical activity levels
  • D physical education
  • D school environment
  • D community and built environment

Click here to read the full Discovery Vitality Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card 2014

Alcohol tax discussion paper by National Treasury


Written comments by 30 June 2014 to Riaan Labuschagne

The proposals in the discussion paper are part of a package of measures (financial and non-financial) aimed at addressing the negative externalities associated with alcohol and encouraging a more responsible approach to the use of alcohol. Such measures include excise duties on alcoholic beverages, limits on the drinking age, restrictions on liquor trading hours, restrictions on alcohol advertising, education targeted at the youth and other groups at risk (e.g. pregnant women), better enforcement of laws and regulations to combat alcohol abuse and illicit trade, and higher penalties for drinking and driving.

Download the full document here: Alcohol tax discussion paper by National Treasury – make a comment