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Chef cooks up recipe for healthy tuck shop

May 31, 2019

Mother, chef and self-proclaimed health food guru Labani Mgimeti, is a woman on a mission.  She has taken it upon herself to revolutionise a school tuck shop from a den of sodas and junk food to a haven of health food.

More than plaster to fix rural healthcare

April 23, 2019

As the seasons change and summer becomes a more distant memory, May elections creep closer and closer for the country. Campaign posters line the roadways and fight for space on telephone poles of every city and village.

Easter: How much chocolate is too much?

April 18, 2019
Features   News  

It’s Easter time and children (and adults) are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, but how much chocolate is too much and what constitutes a sugar binge versus a treat?

Water crises sweep country

March 26, 2019

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.

TB patients still shunned by families

March 25, 2019

Despite South Africa being the only country in the world to make a new TB drug available to all who have drug-resistant TB, many TB patients are still avoided by their families.

Evicted: “The Red Ants broke into people’s shacks”

February 27, 2019

A few days before Christmas, while residents of a farm behind Cradlestone Mall were at work, the notorious Red Ants marched onto the land and tore down their homes.

Bloated bodies and barren lands

February 4, 2019

What has obesity got to do with climate change? Quite a lot, according to an influential commission, which says the big food companies that make the junk food fuelling our expanding bodies are also destroying our environment– and need to be stopped.