From The Citizen.
Following 1,000 road fatalities during the December holidays, South African government health officials called for a ban of alcohol advertising, arguing it leads to alcohol abuse, but liquor industry representatives are opposed and they commissioned a study.
The Association for Responsible Alcohol Use paid economics experts to study the impact on South Africa’s economy if advertising is pulled back. The study concluded that 11,954 jobs would be “impacted,” the report said.
Association members include major manufacturers of alcohol beverages in South Africa such as SAB Ltd., companies represented by the South African Liquor Brandowners Association like Distell, Brandhouse, KWV, and DGB, members of VinPro and Cellars SA, E Snell & Co and many others, according to the association website.
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