SA must admit its drinking problem

As we continue with the battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 and alcohol keeps coming up as one of the contributors to high infections, it is indeed about time we admit we have a problem.

We fully agree with health minister Zweli Mkhize, who said we needed to talk about the excessive consumption of liquor in SA. “We do need to have a conversation as South Africans on what we can do to reduce the excessive consumption of alcohol and all the negative outcomes of alcohol,” he said...

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