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S Africa to battle alcohol abuse

Government considering sweeping new measures, including raising legal drinking age from 18 to 21.

Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 09:30
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The South African government is considering sweeping new measures to combat alcohol abuse.

They include raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 and making it illegal to drink alcohol before driving.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Western Cape.

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