Sunday, 17 July 2011

Alcohol policy in South Africa rant - a map

There is some discussion going on in the aid blogosphere about alcohol and development (see here and here). I'm not wading into that, just stealing this great map for the purposes of continuing my ongoing rant about the knee-jerk, unsupported by proper research, blame-the-youth-for-being-young, right-wing, conservative way in which the South African government is going about constructing new alcohol policy. Including lowering the drinking age instead of trying to find out what the real problem is.

So, here is a map of alcohol consumption:

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