Today's Big Stories

Heavy drinking a concerning 'sub-culture' among SA youth, says Motsoaledi

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has again expressed deep concern about the high alcohol consumption among South Africans.

Motsoaledi on Monday said that the high levels of alcohol consumption among youth has become a concerning sub-culture across the country.

Raising the legal drinking age will not solve the issue of underage drinking alone; instead intersected laws for liquor licensing must be implemented to curb the crisis.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

Alcohol is directly related to the high death tolls on the road, and makes for a toxic mixture.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi,

Read More
How to cope with addiction and deal with addicts

How to cope with addiction and deal with addicts

Drug and alcohol addiction is a difficult habit to overcome, with families being broken apart in the process.

Preventing underage drinking - on your watch

Preventing underage drinking - on your watch

John Robbie explores the dangers of underage drinking, as well as practical advice for parents and adults on how to prevent underage drinking from taking place on their watch.

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.

Imminent hike on Liquor License fees

Imminent hike on Liquor License fees

Gauteng Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile is increasing the fee paid on liquor licenses for hotels and supermarket chains

 Liquor Policy Review proposes to raise minimum drinking age to 21 years

Liquor Policy Review proposes to raise minimum drinking age to 21 years

The national Liquor Policy has been released for comments and outlines government's efforts to regulate liquor trading in SA.

Alcoholism: what it is and how to deal with it

Alcoholism: what it is and how to deal with it

South Africa has one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world according to the World Heath Organisation.

Zero limit on alcohol consumption before driving proposed

Zero limit on alcohol consumption before driving proposed

The national Department of Transport is proposing a ZERO limit on alcohol consumption before driving.

Popular articles
This tech institute forges top coding talent in SA - for free

This tech institute forges top coding talent in SA - for free

WeThinkCode funds top human talent with the potential to become the future coders of SA, despite their background or experience.

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Ndlozi explains the significance of the the first chapter of his thesis: 'Trauma in the archives'.

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff International Chairperson Christo Wiese.

Happy 50th birthday, Pick n Pay (congrats on growing your bottom line by 18%)!

Happy 50th birthday, Pick n Pay (congrats on growing your bottom line by 18%)!

50 years ago the retailer started out when Raymond Ackerman bought three tiny stores from Click founder Jack Goldin.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Urologist Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says penile curvature is only a concern if it impedes a man's ability to have penetrative sex.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's simply did not do her job as  AU chair - analyst

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's simply did not do her job as AU chair - analyst

Analysts weigh-in with very different views on Dlamini Zuma's failures and achievements as chairperson of the African Union.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?