Seventy-five years ago two men decided to sober up. This is what came of it
As Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates 75 years in SA, this is the tale of Solomon S and Arthur S, who started it here
For the first time since Covid-19 reached our shores, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) members from all over SA (link:%20https://aasouthafrica.org.za/is-aa-for-you/) will meet in person in Cape Town over Easter to celebrate the organisation’s jubilee — 75 years of fellowship which have rescued millions of lives from alcoholism.
A new peer-reviewed study found that even drinking at a “modest” amount — a few beers or glasses of wine a week — can compromise the brain by reducing its overall volume and ageing it. The effects of alcoholism are much greater.
The AA’s colourful history in SA started in 1946 with two men from opposite sides of the “colour bar”, a court translator and a wealthy stockbroker, both desperate to free themselves from the grip of alcohol...