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The drinking habits of the South African

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

Two-thirds of South Africans won’t have missed booze during the long dry months of prohibition. So says fact-checking site Africa Check which backed up health minister Zweli Mkhezi’s claim that only 31% of locals drink this week. The minority of those who do partake in a dram or two more than make up for the abstinence of their peers: they rank a staggering sixth in the world for annual consumption per capita. Check the stats yourself here.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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