Western Cape, SA: New Alcohol Laws in Pipeline but with Big Alcohol Interference

Posted February 23 2021 Affordability, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Availability, BigAlcoholExposed, Conflict Of Interest, COVID-19, Evidence, Health Policy, Minimum Unit Price, MUP, News, Public Health

The provincial government of the Western Cape in South Africa has been planning a series of amendments to the province’s Liquor Act. The premier Alan Winde has announced on February 17, 2021, that a series of these first amendments will be presented to a Regulatory Impact Assessment committee next week, and a formal submission to cabinet will happen by the end of next month.
Concerns have been voiced about alcohol industry interference in the public health policy making process – a clear conflict of interest.

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