Alcohol Abuse

Why this legal drug may put you at risk for a killer infectious disease

That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know.

Is this the Bill the alcohol industry doesn’t want you to see?

South Africa is one of the hardest drinking countries in the world, but legislation to stop it been under wraps for over five years.

‘I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses’

In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
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Men, booze and rape: What’s the link?

Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
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Does mixing sex and alcohol make it easier to get HIV?

How does your drinking affect your sex life? And can HIV infection be linked to alcohol consumption? Mia Malan gives you the facts.

[From our archives] The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses

A cruel, unrelenting cycle of poverty, drinking and fetal alcohol syndrome robs families of all hope.

‘I gave my children booze – and now I fear for their future’

In a binge-drinking community parents often give their children alcohol, or they get it in the womb.

A jig for when the chips are down

The former choirmaster and dance teacher would rather invest in his future by buying a radio than by considering giving dance classes.

Sobriety where there is no hope

A compilation of edited extracts from Susan Levine’s book, Children of a Bitter Harvest, an account of the life of children in the Cape Winelands.

Fetal illness is scarring the Karoo

The effects of alcoholism on pregnancy are keenly felt beyond just the Western Cape’s winelands.

Alcohol industry still calls the shots

Policies protect profits but they fail to address alcohol's harmful effects on society.

Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar’s end of the world

Alcohol abuse breeds apathy and joblessness, and fuels abuse in an ever more vicious cycle.

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The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories