Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR)

FARR is dedicated to building positive futures in South African communities by significantly reducing birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Their mission:

FARR is committed to improving the lives of all South Africans by increasing the awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

What they do

Through their pioneering research, FARR has become the leading non-governmental organisation (NGO) in South Africa in the fight against FASD. This disorder is completely preventable but not curable and, unfortunately, South Africa has the highest reported FASD prevalence rate in the world. FARR is working hard to change this.

Their projects

Implementing impactful community interventions, driving social awareness programmes, conducting world-class research and offering extensive diagnosis, management, support, training, educational and mentorship services.

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Partnership with the CTICC

As a convention centre that serves alcohol, the CTICC believes it has a duty to promote the responsible consumption thereof. Our partnership with FARR has been invaluable, as it demonstrates the CTICC’s support for alcohol-related research, as well as the centre’s commitment to spreading awareness about alcohol usage and abuse and its far-reaching consequences.


The CTICC is honoured to have supported FARR in their important work over the last nine years. We have made them our long-term partner and will be assisting them with the venue sponsorship of their AGMs into the future.

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