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5The pro­gramme has em­barked on in­no­va­tive pre­ven­tion work through Tak­ing Risks Wisely, which deals with all risk-tak­ing be­hav­iours – not just gam­bling – and pro­vides a text-based teach­ers’ man­ual with les­son plans and in­ter­ac­tive ex­er­cises, as well as a full web­based backup, in­clud­ing a com­pre­hen­sive Hand­book of Re­spon­si­ble Gam­bling.

This has been pi­loted and im­ple­mented as part of the life skills cur­ricu­lum at schools. Ma­te­rial for grades 10 to 12 has been com­pleted and pi­loted, and will be im­ple­mented early next year. RE­SEARCH: Aca­demics at uni­ver­si­ties here and abroad fo­cus on un­der­stand­ing the na­ture, causes and preva­lence of prob­lem gam­bling to fa­cil­i­tate the de­vel­op­ment of good pub­lic pol­icy and en­hance pre­ven­tion and treat­ment strate­gies.

Visit for more in­for­ma­tion on re­search that has been un­der­taken.

re­spon­si­blegam­bling.co.za

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