The “silly season” is drawing nearer and it’s important for us to be more vigilant and careful as alcohol consumption hits peak during the festive season.
We spoke to SAB and AB InBev Africa External Communications Director, Refilwe Masemola on how we can enjoy the tipple the right way this holiday.
Masemola says they encourage consumers to consume alcohol responsibly at all times - not only during the festive period.
“At SAB we believe that smart drinking choices affect everyone, every day. We are committed to helping foster a global culture of smart drinking to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. Consumers need to understand the South African legal limit as well as the alcohol percentage of their beverage of choice. In SA, the legal limit is a breath alcohol content of 0.24mg per 1 000ml, or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml,” she says. So, whether you’re going to a club, pub, or a friend’s house here are tips for a fun – and safe – night out.
Don’t drink and drive – make a plan to get home safely
Choose a designated driver for the night – the person in your group who doesn’t plan to drink and can give you and your friends a safe ride home at the end of the night. Or make plans to take public transportation – including setting aside money in advance to pay for it.
Set a limit before you go out