Liquor council to promote safer drinking during festive season

Liquor council to promote safer drinking during festive season

The National Liquor Traders Council says it's embarking on a drive in KwaZulu Natal, to promote responsible drinking, ahead of the festive season. 


It says given the strong links between alcohol and gender-based violence, it has an important role to play in building awareness around the issue.

The council's Lucky Ntimane says they're visiting three townships today in Durban, that have been identified as gender-based violence hotspots. 

They'll host dialogues in 10 taverns. Among other issues, they'll talk about alcohol and irresponsible behaviour and how to address gender-based violence. 

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"As you know our taverns they are areas where social conversations take place. So we want to drive these conversations to focus on issues like GBV. Conversations should be held inside the tavern. 

"The reason why such was adopted by the liquor traders was a need to bring the traders as the champions to fight against violence." 

Ntimane says from Umlazi today, they'll head to KwaMashu and Inanda. 

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