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Video: Is it time to cut out sugary drinks?

Is being hospitalised enough motivation to implement tough lifestyle changes – starting with going cold turkey on sugary drinks? We bring you the story of one man who is on the brink of this decision, while his state of health hangs in the balance.

Video: Sugary drinks fuel taxi drivers

Taxi drivers spend long hours on the road which often leaves them with very little time to consider a healthy diet, so they turn to sugary drinks for energy and sustenance.

Diabetes support group finds strength in numbers

November 8, 2016
Diabetes   Multimedia  

This National Diabetes Month, we visit a diabetes support group that meets monthly to talk, learn and help each other to live with Diabetes.

Dead patients’ families want answers

October 18, 2016
Mental Health  

The Gauteng Health Department ignored dire warnings not to “de-institutionalise” over 1000 psychiatric patients from secure care facilities run by Life Esidimeni. Now 37 patients have died in a few months – and families want answers.

Video: SA children suffer severe tooth decay

October 12, 2016
Multimedia   Nutrition   Video  

In this mini-documentary for Morning Live (SABC 2) we explore the link between sugary beverages and tooth decay.

Documentary Premiere: Dignity Denied (follow-up)

October 11, 2016
Mental Health  

In mid-September it emerged that 36 former Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients have died. These deaths come after the private health care provider’s contract was terminated, resulting in patients being moved to community NGOs in and around Gauteng. In early October another death was confirmed, bringing the death toll to 37.

Documentary Premiere: Dignity Denied

August 16, 2016
Mental Health   Video  

When the Gauteng Department of Health terminated its contract with private health service provider, Life Esidimeni, hundreds of mentally ill patients were placed in the care of people ill-equipped to look after them.