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Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

April 1, 2019

The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?

Top three parties’ position on sexual & reproductive justice

March 18, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Do you know what your favourite political party’s stance is on sex work, gender-based violence and abortion?

Trump’s Gag Rule causes global damage

January 28, 2019

Despite liberal abortion laws in many countries, anti-abortion US policy has forced NGOs worldwide dependent on US dollars to curtail their family planning, pregnancy services and information they provide to patients, according to a report given exclusively to Health-e.

Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.

It takes more than just prayer to heal people

December 28, 2018

Doreen Madlalate, an oncology nurse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, tells Pontsho Pilane about why she preaches the gospel of health to her fellow churchgoers.

How to survive (your family) during the holidays

December 19, 2018

The Christmas break is seen as a time to spend with loved ones, go on holiday or take some time off work. But for many people, their families could be the source of their anxiety and depression, making the “festive” season, a time of loneliness and sadness.

How would you tell your child they are HIV-positive?

December 17, 2018

When having ‘the talk’ is about more than just the ‘birds and bees’.