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Is it true that South Africans drink more alcohol than any other African country?

According to the World Health Organization’s data, South Africa’s drinking population consumed 28.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita a year, the fifth-highest consumption rate in the world. This was below Namibia (31.3 litres), Eswatini (32.7 litres), Cook Islands (32.9 litres) and Tunisia (33.4 litres).

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