The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A “political imperative”

18 May 2016
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In 2015, when the Department of Trade & Industry made public its draft National Liquor Policy (NOTICE
446 OF 2015), one of its proposals was to raise the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) from 18 to 21
(see Appendix 1). Although the draft document was in theory open to public debate and input, as
required, FMF learned that this aspect was a “political imperative” not open to discussion.

The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: A “political imperative”

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