South Africans among Africa's biggest drinkers

Africa Check have confirmed that South Africa is on the top 6 of Africa's biggest drinkers list.

According to the World Health Organisation, each South African older than 15-years consumes about 11 liters of alcohol per year.

Southern Africa Report editor, Crystal Orderson, says Namibia, Botswana, Rwanda, Gabon and Nigeria are also on the list.

Listen to the audio below for more information on Africa report...


This article first appeared on 702 : South Africans among Africa's biggest drinkers


Read More
Lumka Oliphant sorry for insulting women while defending Minister

Lumka Oliphant sorry for insulting women while defending Minister

Minister Bathabile Dlamini's spokesperson says people should stop spreading lies that minister drinks alcohol.

Frank or foul? Lumka Oliphant gets flak for FB rant about minister

Frank or foul? Lumka Oliphant gets flak for FB rant about minister

Govt spokesperson Lumka Oliphant wrote a no holds barred Facebook post defending Bathabile Dlamini who has been called a drunkard.

Functioning alcoholic turned sobriety advocate on the benefits of quitting booze

Functioning alcoholic turned sobriety advocate on the benefits of quitting booze

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, sobriety advocate Janet Gourand quit alcohol and has never looked back.

Find out how and why you should cut out booze for Dry January

Find out how and why you should cut out booze for Dry January

Many people decide to give their liver a break after festive season revelry and World Without Wine teaches you how to do it.

Depressed, anxious, lonely? How a counselor can help you

Depressed, anxious, lonely? How a counselor can help you

Sadag counselors are on hand to help with the complexities associated with this time of year.

Gauteng police deploy extra resources ahead of New Year's Eve

Gauteng police deploy extra resources ahead of New Year's Eve

More resources and law enforcement officials have been mobilised across the country.

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Traffic authorities have arrested more than 3 000 people for various traffic offences, with drunk driving as the leading offence.

Draft bill to hike booze age to 21 open for public comment

Draft bill to hike booze age to 21 open for public comment

Proposals include raising the legal alcohol consumption age from 18 to 21 and a cracking down on liquor advertising.

Jabu Mahlangu on turning his life around after alcohol addiction

Jabu Mahlangu on turning his life around after alcohol addiction

Jabu Mahlangu shared his battle to overcome drug and alcohol addiction after an emotional interview by Junaid Hartley's father.

Why the law proposed to hold bar owners liable for drunks may not work

Why the law proposed to hold bar owners liable for drunks may not work

Draft liquor law could see outlet owners held liable for the actions and conduct of their patrons. But here's why it could fail.

Gauteng liquor laws tightening trading regulations - and not just in townships

Gauteng liquor laws tightening trading regulations - and not just in townships

All liquor outlets will face increased scrutiny, particularly those near schools and places of worship, to reduce alcohol abuse.

Popular articles
#ANC54 Final Top 6 Nominees

#ANC54 Final Top 6 Nominees

The African National Congress (ANC) has announced its official nominees for the party's top leadership.

When nominations at  ANC’s ‘terrible, but awesome’ conference can begin

When nominations at ANC’s ‘terrible, but awesome’ conference can begin

702/CapeTalk presenter Eusebius McKaiser interviews veteran journalist Karima Brown and HuffPost SA’s Carien du Plessis.

‘A spectacular display [by Baleka Mbete] of sucking up to ensure a paycheque’

‘A spectacular display [by Baleka Mbete] of sucking up to ensure a paycheque’

eNCA’s Jeremy Maggs interviews political puppet Chester Missing about his views on Baleke Mbete’s endorsement of Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC decides it will have only one Deputy President

ANC decides it will have only one Deputy President

The bid to introduce a second Deputy President has failed.

Zuma went for everyone he considers an enemy - Justice Malala

Zuma went for everyone he considers an enemy - Justice Malala

On Saturday, the President delivered his political report with a few scathing words directed at his detractors.

'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

'Banned ANC delegates have shot themselves in the foot, got what they deserved'

Deputy Editor of Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says branches were warned but did not listen, and he has no sympathy.

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Adam Habib: Where would the money to fund free education come from?

Vice-Chancellor of Wits University Adam Habib says Zuma's promise requires about R40 billion in order to be fulfilled.

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

Connor Weber, fell unnoticed into a bin of water and drowned.