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Eastern Cape Liquor Board to donate sanitary towels to Cowen High School

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to donate sanitary towels to Cowen High School in New Brighton in Gqeberha at 8h30 on Friday to mark its fight against the Feotal Alcohol Syndrome but also to encourage learners to refrain from experimenting with alcohol.

 

The campaign also seeks to encourage young girls to prioritize their education.

 

It remains an immense concern to the ECLB to receive reports that young girls are experimenting with alcohol and against the backdrop of reported increasing teenage pregnancy there is high risk that young girls might be affected by the FAS.

 

During this campaign ECLB will be accompanied by SAPS, Red Cross and other NGOs to the school.

 

After the school visit ECLB will visit malls around the New Brighton area to further emphasize its message on the dangers of ten Feotal Alcohom Syndrome which essentially results from a woman who consumed alcohol during pregnancy and gives birth to a disabled child.

 

Media is invited to join the Eastern Cape Liquor Board to a programme that is scheduled as follows:

 

Date: 10 September Venue: Cowen High school, New Brighton

Time: 8h30

For enquiries you can contact Mgwebi Msiya at 0605016418

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CONDUCTS AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME DAY   

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is joining the world in commemorating the International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day. Every year on September 9th, International FAS Awareness Day is observed in countries in and around the world. 

EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD CONDUCTS AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME DAY

 

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is joining the world in commemorating the International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day.

Every year on September 9th, International FAS Awareness Day is observed in countries in and around the world. Bells are rung at 9:09 in every time zone.

 

South Africa has the highest reported FAS prevalence rates in the world, ranging from 26/1000 (2,6%) in Gauteng to 282/1000 (28,2%) in the Northern Cape Province (May 2016; Olivier, 2016; Urban, 2016).

 

An FAS study that was conducted in Gqeberha also shows the FAS prevalence rate of 130/1000. Babies whose mothers drank alcohol during their pregnancy can be born with birth defects and developmental disabilities.

 

The problems that can happen when babies are exposed to alcohol are grouped together and called Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).

 

These include a wide range of physical, behavioural, and learning problems.

 

FAS is 100% irreversible, but it is also 100% preventable. Importantly, NO amount of alcohol is safe to use during pregnancy. FAS affects children in the following ways, but not limited to: Poor growth - new-borns may have low birth weights and small heads.

 

They may not grow or gain weight as well as other children. Birth defects - FAS can cause heart, bone, and kidney problems. Vision problems and hearing loss are common.

 

Seizures and other neurologic problems such as learning disabilities, and poor balance and coordination. Delayed Development – kids may not reach milestones at the expected time.

 

In commemorating the International FAS, ECLB is embarking on rigorous campaigns in Gqeberha, which are used as platforms to educate women and communities about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, which may result in FAS.

 

Schools, clinics, liquor outlets and Malls will be visited in the Gqeberha area to reach a broad spectrum of the community with the FAS messages.

 

The commemoration is being organized in partnership with various stakeholder such as SAPS, EC Health, CPF’s, EC Education and Local NGOs.

 

The theme of the campaign: “Protect your unborn baby, do not drink during pregnancy”.

 

Media is, therefore, cordially invited to be part of the campaign to assist to spread the message of the scourge of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in communities.

 

Details of the event are as follows:

Date : 08- 10 September 2021

Venues : Five Clinics, Five Schools, Five Tarvens, Two Taxi ranks, Four Malls All in Gqeberha.

Time : 08h00 - 16h00

 

For enquiries you can contact Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418.

 

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EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD ENCOURAGES LIQUOR TRADERS TO AVOID FUTURE ALCOHOL BANS BY ADHERING TO COVID 19 HEALTH PROTOCOLS

 

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) urges liquor traders to enforce Covid 19 health protocols consistently and stringently on their liquor outlets to prevent the rapid spread of Covid 19 that has heretofore prompted frequent suspensions of alcohol sale.

 

Previously liquor outlets have been accused of being super spreaders of the Covid 19 cases due to glaring non-adherence to Covid 19 health protocols. As a result, the sale of alcohol was suspended on numerous occasions, and invariably suspensions have had a long-term economic effect on the business viability of the liquor industry.

In addition, frequent alcohol bans have resulted in the total closure of some liquor outlets and massive job losses. Undeniably, previous frequent alcohol bans have overwhelmingly impacted livelihood of many people within the liquor industry space.

 

Against the backdrop of the current growing cases of Covid 19 in the Eastern Cape, liquor traders are encouraged to ensure that their outlets strictly enforce health protocols that include social distancing, sanitising, and wearing of masks by patrons.

 

They are also urged to rigorously observe trading times as prescribed in the National Disaster Management Regulations to avoid flagrant violation of the Covid 19 regulations. Liquor traders must encourage their patrons to go for vaccination to protect themselves against the impact of the Corona Virus infection.

 

Vaccinated patrons will ensure that liquor outlets reduce potential cases of being Covid 19 super spreaders. They must introduce strict compliance measures to prevent any possible future suspensions of alcohol sale.

 

It is also important to stress that members of the community can report cases of non-compliance by liquor outlets to the nearest police station or to the ECLB Toll-Free Complaints Line 080 000 0420 or can send a message to WhatsApp number 076 403 6223.

 

For any enquiries, you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Issued by: THE EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD

Eastern Cape Liquor Board to undertake an underage drinking awareness campaign and promote responsible trading

Media Invite For Immediate Release 17 August 2021 Eastern Cape Liquor Board to undertake an underage drinking awareness campaign and promote responsible trading The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) cordially invites you to an underage drinking awareness campaign and to promote responsibly trading in the Alfred Ndzo District Municipality and OR Tambo District. In its endeavour to intensify the fight against underage drinking in schools, ECLB will be sensitising learner’s about detriments of consuming liquor to their studies and health in general. This initiative will intensify the fight of alcohol abuse in schools and assist to streamline the awareness to learner’s. 15 schools will be visited in both districts. Alcohol abuse among young pupils continues to cause havoc in schools, and high crime statistics are attributed to alcohol/substance abuse in the areas. Also this platform will be used to make young girls aware about alcohol related social challenges that affect women such as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Rape and diseases associated with alcohol abuse. South African Police Service (SAPS) will form part of the campaign as well. Media is, therefore, cordially invited to be part of the campaign to fight alcohol abuse in schools and assist to spread the message of underage drinking. Details of the event are as follows: Date: 17-20 August 2021 Venues: King Sabatha Dalindyebo, uMzimvubu and Winnie Mandela Local Municipality. Time : 08h00 am For further enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mr. Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418

Eastern Cape Liquor Board welcomes the lifting of the alcohol ban

Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) welcomes the lifting of the alcohol ban following the moving of the country from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3.

 

Liquor traders are urged to obey the new regulations, which are largely intended to reduce the escalating cases of Covid 19 infections in our country.

 

During the current Alert Level 3, the sale of liquor by licensed premises for OFF-CONSUMPTION is only permitted from 10h00 to 18h00 excluding Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. The sale of liquor for ON-CONSUMPTION is permitted form 10am to 20h00.

 

This is subject to all liquor outlets following strict Corvid 19 health protocols that entail limiting the number of people to half of the capacity of the outlet and keeping social distance of 1.5m from each other, washing of hands, sanitizing remains of paramount importance during this period.

 

“As liquor sale is unbanned, we wish to urge members of the society to always consume liquor in a responsible manner. We strongly condemn any inappropriate behaviour that some people show when they are intoxicated, which may result in incidents such as gender-based violence, rape and road accidents” said the ECLB CEO, Dr Makala.

 

The ECLB urges everyone to exercise caution and drink liquor in moderation. Working in collaboration with various law enforcement agencies, ECLB will continue to monitor compliance with the new regulations.

 

Members of the community are encouraged to report cases of non-compliance with liquor regulations to the nearest police station or call Eastern Cape Liquor Board Toll Free Number 080 000 0420 or WhatsApp number 076 403 6223. 

 

For further clarities regarding this matter, please contact ECLB Spokesperson, Mgwebi Msiya at 060 501 6418, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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