Liquor Amendment Bill, 2016

The Liquor Amendment Bill, 2016 recognises that excessive alcohol consumption is a social ill in South Africa, which needs to be addressed in the form of restrictions on access to alcohol. Some of the key proposed means of restriction include: increasing the minimum drinking age from 18 to 21 years, limiting the advertising of alcohol and including warnings of alcohol-related harms, and implementing radius restrictions on places selling and trading alcoholic products.