Liquor advertisements under pressure

Liquor advertisements under pressure

The Central Drug Authority currently recommends that warning labels should appear on liquor bottles; that the broadcasting of liquor commercials should be prohibited between 06:00 and 22:00; that the public should be informed about “the dangers of alcohol” and in such a way that the “forbidden fruit” notion is not encouraged; and that limitations on sport sponsorships should be considered.

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KWV in the spotlight

KWV in the spotlight

The past month was characterised by several meaningful KWV activities, including the annual general meetings of KWV Co-operative and KWV Group and the annual VinPro (SA) information meetings, as well as an informative “media day” by KWV International. The following important issues were raised:

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Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Looking at the totality of the medals awarded this year, the picture is very different to last year, probably in line with the organisers’ endeavour to raise standards even more, inter alia by means of a changed points and judging system.

While the 1 491 entries represented a record for the sixth year running, the total number of medals decreased from 77% of total entries to 67%,

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The “Clos” which is open to praise

The “Clos” which is open to praise

The SA Young Wine Show – the official name, South African National Young Wine Show, is about as formidable as the trophies – provided its usual quota of surprises. But the fact that the overall champion wine was a red, hailing from the Stellenbosch district, with “King Cabernet” as its main ingredient, might have been expected, considering the region’s tradition of red wine. Even so, over the past decade the SA champion has increasingly been coming from other districts.

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October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

The mining industry is considered the sector that has been hardest hit by HIV/Aids until now. Research by gold and coal mines indicates that more than 20% of their current labour force has been infected. Broken homes, the use of migrant labour and the establishment of workers in hostels during the apartheid years created fertile breeding ground for HIV/Aids.

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