Does SA need new regulations around the sale of alcohol?

Does SA need new regulations around the sale of alcohol?

  • Yes - the current regs aren't sufficient

    Votes: 60 21.6%
  • No - the current regs are sufficient

    Votes: 200 71.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 18 6.5%

  • Total voters
    278

Brian_G

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Makes no difference, but no imo. Better for grabbamint to concentrate on the masses of issues they could address.
 
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Binary_Bark

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It would not make much of a difference. The current regulations aren't followed, not enforced, as it is.
Constantly adding more regulations and laws are of no use in a country where no one gives 2 cents about them and there are no real consequences in not following them.
SA Trying to become more of a nanny state, when the nanny is drunk, shocked and have no brain whatsoever.
 

SAguy

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I used to work in the alcohol industry, or was an IT consultant at least in the industry.

After a few years I decided that I'd never go back to work in the industry. I'm no holy joe and suip like the rest of us, but seeing the tactics they use to drive sales really disturbed me.

Yeah, you can slap a warning sticker on your bottle - but what's the use if at the same time you are doing marketing strategies/campaings and designing products specifically targeting your weekly wage earner in poorer communities.

I don't think regulation is going to change much, at the end of the day alcohol companies will do everything in their power to sell as much alcohol as possible - with the occasional tip of the hat to the bare minimum social responsibility.
 

grok

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It's like most things in this country, the current rules are fine as long as they are enforced.
And not enforced along racial lines, like the nightclub tht has been operating wrongly in a 'get away with it until someone dies' zone..
 

Brian_G

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I don't think regulation is going to change much, at the end of the day alcohol companies will do everything in their power to sell as much alcohol as possible - with the occasional tip of the hat to the bare minimum social responsibility.
Sadly most big biz works this way. Not that socialism is any kind of fix, some new model needed.
 

3WA

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They should at least make you show that you have your shít together before they let you buy booze.

Overindebted? No booze

Kids can’t read at an appropriate level? No booze

Not paying tax? No booze

Can’t use Excel? No booze

Send WhatsApp that just says “Hi” instead of just saying what you want in one message? No booze
 

SAguy

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They should at least make you show that you have your shít together before they let you buy booze.

Overindebted? No booze

Kids can’t read at an appropriate level? No booze

Not paying tax? No booze

Can’t use Excel? No booze

Send WhatsApp that just says “Hi” instead of just saying what you want in one message? No booze

Ugh... I stand behind you on that last one especially.
People do it at work too. Like, please tell me what you want so I have time to think of a sufficient excuse, or time to control my immediate response to what is undoubtedly going to be a stupid fkn question.
 

Pak Fa Fui

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Alcohol is too prevalent in SA society, rich or poor the backlash will be off the charts
 

3WA

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Ugh... I stand behind you on that last one especially.
People do it at work too. Like, please tell me what you want so I have time to think of a sufficient excuse, or time to control my immediate response to what is undoubtedly going to be a stupid fkn question.
Just say Hi back, and then when they come out with their request, ignore them.
 
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