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Act ushers in April sugar levy

December 15, 2017
News  

South Africans will start paying tax on sugary drinks from 1 April 2018, according to an Act gazetted yesterday.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax

December 5, 2017
News  

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today passed the tax on sugary drinks, which is part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill.

Men missing in HIV fight, says SANAC CEO

December 4, 2017
AIDS 2017  

Unless men start to behave responsibly, South Africa is facing a “runaway epidemic”, according Dr Sandile Buthelezi, new CEO of SA National AIDS Council (SANAC).

Public Works to evict rape support NGO

December 4, 2017
News  

The national Department of Public Works wants to evict the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Project (TVEP) from its rundown offices, despite the fact that it is the only organisation in Vhembe that provides services to people who have been raped and abused. 

HIV negative sex workers find it hard to take ARVs

December 1, 2017
AIDS 2017  

Despite being offered a daily pill to protect them from HIV, almost three-quarters of women sex workers had stopped taking the pills after a year.

Collision of HIV and NCDs

December 1, 2017
News  

Elizabeth Meyer was first diagnosed with HIV in 2002, but has managed to keep the virus in check for many years and only started ARV treatment a couple of months ago. She is far more troubled by her diabetes and hypertension.

Health facilities fail rape survivors

November 29, 2017
News  

Three-quarters of public health facilities designated to provide medical or forensic care for survivors of sexual violence, are unable to do so.