The dignity of the commission has been held up by Zondo's personal approach to the process. Even the most reluctant witness could not gather the rudeness to withdraw, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Many people in rural Vhembe binge on cheap traditional beer, don't have access to nutritious meals and don't exercise – a triple combination that can prove lethal.
According to a new study, heavy drinkers should be aware of how they may impact the lives of the people around them.
A project has been started in Tzaneen, Limpopo, to help keep pensioners busy and discourage them from indulging in alcohol.
A new study that was conducted by BMC Medicine shows that one in ten deaths in Mzansi is caused by alcohol abuse – especially those in poor areas.
Natasha Marais shares her thoughts on parenting, drinking and marrying the two, revealing just how destructive this might be for our health.
Zuluboy admits he does drink, but does not have a drinking problem
The musicians speaks about overcoming challenges and making a comeback
Dr Jaclyn Lotter lists 4 experiences that children with alcoholic parents go through that they simply should not.
Aspects of the Liquor Amendment Bill need further interrogation as they may have negative consequences.
For young rural men, poor education, lack of employment and no state support leads to frustration and rage, writes Yandisa Sikweyiya.
Raising a teenager in South Africa is no walk in the park. As a parent, many worries keep you up at night. Are your kids safe? Do they have sensible friends? Are they responsible when you're not around? You have to put their well-being first, but you can't "baby" your child forever. At some point, they may start drinking alcohol, and you might wonder, 'Is it better to let them drink under my roof instead of behind my back?'
Sis Dolly answers some burning questions from our readers.
The #NoExcuse campaign's crowning event was when women performed a rendition of the well-known “Mas’hambe Nono” song during the Soweto Derby in March.
In response to our article about how normal the moms and wine pairing has become, and that there's a way gentler than the 12-step programme to get back on track, a reader wrote in to say it's something parents need to overcome, but it's not that easy.
We've gone from 8 787 people admitted for drug treatment in 2016 in SA to 10 047 in 2017. We need to talk about substance abuse this SANCA Drug Awareness Week.
We bemoan the fact that the price of alcohol keeps on escalating – but we need to keep in mind that this commodity affects more than just our bank balance.
Could your daily tipple lead to obesity? There is growing evidence for a link between alcoholism and obesity, but more research is needed.
A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions.
'Harsh penalties could help to engender a feeling of fear of the consequences of drunk driving but are unlikely to reduce the number of incidents,' says Rhys Evans, director of ALCO-Safe.
The dangers of underage drinking cannot be overstated and parents are advised to look out for behaviour that may be indicative of their teenagers consuming alcohol.
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