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Children face hunger as thieves target school feeding programmes

April 16, 2018

In the past few weeks Gauteng schools have been rocked by robberies with thieves targeting computers and food meant for the school nutrition programme. 

Dead bodies and food contamination: Your questions answered

April 10, 2018

This week the Sowetan reported that food products were being stored under the same roof as a mortuary in Pretoria East sparking concerns about food contamination.

Myth-busting the new sugar tax

April 3, 2018

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the sugar tax which was officially implemented on April 1. The tax, equivalent to a levy of about 11 percent on can of coke, is aimed at tackling South Africa’s obesity epidemic and the diseases associated with it. Health-e News busted five common myths.

Lawyers take on listeriosis in class action suit

April 2, 2018

Emboldened by the recent Life Esidimeni constitutional damages award, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Tiger Brands and Enterprise Products on behalf of the listeriosis victims.

WORLD TB DAY: Breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

March 24, 2018

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has been heralded as the only hope, researchers have returned to an old vaccine discovered almost 100 years ago for answers.

Esidimeni: families each to get R1,2-million

March 20, 2018

Following a litany of lies, “murderous” decisions, agonising deaths and torturous transfers, an amount of R1.2-million will now be paid to each of the families affected by the Gauteng Department of Health’s decision to move mentally ill patients out of Life Esidimeni facilities.

Sugar tax: The fight against sugar is just beginning

March 19, 2018

South Africa is less than two weeks away from implementing the hard-won tax on sugary drinks. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said now that “we’ve got a foot in the door” he will strengthen the government’s fight against the negative health impacts of sugar by pushing for a higher tax.