Thursday, October 17, 2019

Alcohol abuse linked to Gender-based violence in the Western Cape


Alcohol abuse linked to Gender-based violence in the Western Cape

An incontrovertible correlation between increased levels of violence, interpersonal and gender-based violence and the abuse of alcohol and other addictive substances in the province, statistics shows. According to Albert Frits, Western Cape Liquor Authority became the focus of a discussion at the standing committee where it was said that WCLA is the only public entity which reports to the department, during the year under review an amount of R42.7 million was transferred to the public, Frits said.

Frits mentioned that, “The overarching role of the WCLA is alcohol harm reduction by ensuring Liquor outlets are licensed.” With that being said, the partnership with the alcohol Harms Reduction Game Change and Western Cape Liquor Authority 3500 inspections at Liquor outlets were conducted and participated in 76 joint enforcement operations. A total of 112 fines were issued, the fine has been increased to up to R100 000.

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Fikile Kalimashe

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