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MEDIA ALERT: Premier Zille and Minister Plato host Liquor Enforcement Workshop

21 September 2017

Media Alert

21 September 2017

Release: Immediate

Premier Zille and Minister Plato host Liquor Enforcement Workshop to help reduce Alcohol Related Harms

Tomorrow, Friday 22 September 2017, Premier Helen Zille, and provincial Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Department of Community Safety’s Alcohol Harms Reduction Workshop focusing on improved and integrated liquor enforcement in the province.

The Workshop will bring together 150 South African Police Service (SAPS) Designated Liquor Officers (DLOs) from across the province, Municipal Law Enforcement heads and staff, the CEO, Board Chairperson and inspectors of the Western Cape Liquor Authority, representatives from the National Prosecuting Authority, the Western Cape Government and academia.

The Western Cape Government is taking a tough stance against the harms associated with rampant alcohol abuse in the province through the Alcohol Harms Reduction Game Changer. Tomorrow’s workshop aims to emphasize each of the various role-players’ importance in going beyond compliance and monitoring towards the active disruption of the status quo to reduce alcohol related harms.

The Workshop tomorrow will engage law enforcement participants on the Province’s recently completed Alcohol Harms Reduction Policy White Paper, the new Western Cape liquor regulations which came into effect earlier in the year, the Alcohol Harms Reduction Game Changer methodology as well as the role of alcohol in crime in the Western Cape.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Date:              Friday, 22 September 2017

Time:              09:00 – 14:00 (Arrival and Registration from 08:30)

            Opening and Welcoming by Minister Dan Plato at 09:05

            Keynote Address by Premier Zille at 09:30

Venue:           Strand Towers Hotel, Strand Street, Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha, Spokesperson for Minister Plato,

Cell: 079 694 1113