After five years...the alcohol marketing bill has not been made public

The Southern Africa Alcohol Policy Alliance has not been given access to a bill that centres on the marketing of alcohol.

Withholding the bill which dates back to 2013 deprives South Africans of the opportunity to comment on it.

But it hasn't been made available for public comment, which violates the Constitution and international law.

The bill is about how alcohol is marketed in South Africa.

Michelle du Toit, Independent Researcher

The marketing of alcohol is very unregulated in South Africa in comparison to international standards.

Michelle du Toit, Independent Researcher

Du Toit says they don't know the contents of the bill because it has not been released despite being approved for public viewing.

We cannot praise it or critise it or comment of it because we have not seen it.

Michelle du Toit, Independent Researcher

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : After five years...the alcohol marketing bill has not been made public


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