The campaign aims to raise awareness about underage drinking, alcohol abuse and teenage pregnancy.
THE DANGERS of underage drinking, alcohol abuse and teenage pregnancy were highlighted during a collective awareness campaign by the Postmasburg police, the Northern Cape Liquor Board, the Northern Cape Gambling Board, Families South Africa (Famsa) and the local Community Policing Forum (CPF).
Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said the campaign in Postmasburg was being held as part of Sobriety Week.
“The multidisciplinary team conducted door-to-door visits in the Mountain View and Carnation Informal settlement on September 15 to create awareness around alcohol abuse and underage drinking. The team was joined by the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Northern Cape Liquor Board, Thandi Modebela, who distributed pamphlets and interacted with the residents,” said Gamieldien.
She said the campaign will end this week.
“Sobriety Week started on September 13 and will conclude on September 18. Various actions will take place this week under the theme ‘Sobriety is my responsibility’,” said Gamieldien.