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Sugar and sight: what’s the connection?

November 13, 2017

Debates are in full swing about the proposed sugar tax that is likely to start in South Africa in early 2018. As Orbis Africa explains, this is part of a broader government plan to tackle non-communicable diseases over the next five years.

World Heart Day: learning to survive heart attacks

September 29, 2017

World Heart Day, which happens every year on 29 September, will see iconic landmarks turned red in honour of the occasion with Table Mountain and the Wheel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town being lit up on Friday night.

Landmark ARV pricing deal to save SA billions

September 22, 2017

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, says a landmark pricing deal announced by UNAids will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment.

Public support for sugary drinks tax is growing

September 1, 2017

Three out of four South African adults are supportive of government’s efforts to enforce policies that will discourage people from consuming sugary drinks and junk food.

Health-e and Heala on the Tekano team

August 10, 2017

Both organisations are represented among the first group of Tekano fellows recently announced in South Africa.

Justice for generations to come

June 27, 2017

Eight brave survivors of a dead paedophile have opened the doors to all sex offenders being charged  – even when their crimes were committed over 20 years ago. HEALTH-E’s Ufrieda Ho reports.

HIV activists warn of “unravelling” AIDS response

June 13, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News  

The country’s most influential AIDS advocacy organisations have announced they may withdraw from SANAC, following allegations of corruption.