NICRO - SAB Road Offenses Program
SADD's Director attended the Panel and launch of the NICRO - SAB Road Offenses Program in Cape Town on 15th March 2013.
SAB are funding this initiative. Dr Vincent Maphai ( in photo) of SAB launched the program.
Panel discussion: " Do the current interventions and road safety initiatives with respect to the Four E's in SA context, sufficiently and appropriately address DUI?"
SADD will continue to educate and assist the NICRO Social Workers who will run diversion programs for drink drivers.
Panel consisted of Alta Swanepoel, Ald. J.P.Smith, Adv. Christenus Van der Vyver, Yusuf Abramjee, Michelle Davids,Yasir Ahmed, Kenny Africa and Howard Dembovsky and was facilitated by Africa Melame.
Varsity College NGO Open Day
Charlotte at the annual Varsity College NGO Open Day Feb 2013
Wearing the "Drunk" goggles proved popular with the students
CAMPS BAY SCHOOL PROJECT
ThinkB4 u drink Camps bay High 28-30 Jan 2013
Today we announced the "deaths" of 45 learners and teachers due to alcohol related accidents. Once called out, victims painted their faces white and were unable to interact with anyone for the rest of the day.
Car at ThinkB4 u drink Camps bay High 2013
Romi Diamond, a SADD member and friend of Ashley Kaimovitz who was killed by a drunk driver in 2005, discussed a friends death & units of alcohol with the learners and encouraged them to support SADD.
Drunk driving project: SA campaign wins international award
Natal Witness 20 Dec 2012 Thamsanqa Magubane
INNOVATION in the fight against drunk driving has earned a Pietermaritzburg organisation international recognition.
South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) recently received the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its fight against drunk driving.
Caro Smit, the founder of the organisation, and her colleague, Charlotte Sullivan, travelled to England last week to receive their award.
The award was given to SADD in recognition of its national university project, which has been operating at eight universities in South Africa since 2008.
Smit said the project focused on the youth, as car crashes were the leading cause of death in this age group and led to a huge loss of human resources to the South African economy and inflicted unnecessary pain and suffering on families.
“This university project is designed so that peer educators work together with the counselling departments of the universities and run programmes to create awareness of the harm excessive alcohol consumption causes to their studies, bodies and on the roads,” she said.
The programme aims to encourage responsible drinking.
“The judges were particularly impressed with the innovative and comprehensive way in which this educational campaign was delivered, and welcomed the significant involvement of the private sector in backing the initiative,” said Smit.
She added that the award was recognition for their hard work in combating drunk driving.
Smit’s campaign began after her 23-year-old son Chas was knocked down and killed in 2005.
Hospital and Emergency Units alcohol project
The generous donation from the brandhouse Drive Dry campaign will enhance our capacity to continue with the good work SADD have started with our successful “Alcohol, Drink Driving and Road Safety” School manual that has gone into 2 500 schools in SA so far.
SADD will use the donation to create more awareness about alcohol abuse and drink driving by amending the information and designing a smaller manual aimed at Hospitals and in particular Casualty Units.
SAB/SADD's 2008/09/10/11/12 University Drinking Project
SADD continue to train peer counselors and pychologists in the counselling units to roll out programs in the residences over orientation and in special Alcohol/ HIV/AIDS and sexual education weeks.
A Drink Driving Offenders Educative and Diagnostic Program for Addiction Counselors
We are trying to get offenders to have alcohol education/assessment for dependence in SA, and then being sent for treatment.
We would like as many private social workers/addiction counselors as possible to be properly trained, and made available to be sent offenders by the Courts, and to be put onto the data base on the SADD website (see under “Treatment/ Addiction Counsellors in Private Practice.”)
Counselors from SANCA Western Cape
Western Cape Matrix Clinics
Private KZN Social Workers ---
were trained for the above program and given Manuals.
Click here to see a list of people who have been trained.
Alcohol, Drink Driving and Road Safety Project for Learners, Educators, and School Counsellors
A 112-page Best Practice Resource Manual created by SADD and distributed in 1670 Kwa-Zulu Natal High Schools, 450 schools in Western Cape (2012) and 20 schools in Pretoria(2012).
This is also suitable for Health Workers / Social Workers / Road Safety Workers, Parents and the Community
Includes 20 worksheets for Educators and 20 worksheets for learners, a Drink Driving / Walking DVD and 2 x Posters.
Contact Charlotte to order now. R150 for Manual
KZN Lotto Taxi Driver Project
This project is a collaborative effort with South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO).
Caro Smit with National President of SANTACO - A.J. Mthembu
Projects of 2011
Glenwood talk, January
On the 10th of January 2011 Caro gave a talk to the learners of Glenwood about Alcohol, Drink Driving and Drugs in Sport.
Durban Road Safety Summit, March
Matthew Makhaye attending the Road Safety Summit, Durban. 25 and 26 March 11
Decade of Action for Road Safety and WHO 2011
Caro Smit was flown to Washington, DC, in the United States on the 14th and 15th March 2011 for the "Second Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims".