Social injustice is the biggest threat to global health and a radical change in society is needed if we really want people to live long, healthy lives.
The long waiting list for operations at one of the continent’s biggest hospitals is causing anxiety for a Soweto woman who has been told she has to wait until 2023 for an operation.
Twice a week more than 50 elderly people from Ha-Mabila and surrounding villages, outside of Sibasa in Limpopo gather at a local sports ground to play football and perform traditional dances.
The World Health Organization has announced strong support for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s announcement that sugary beverages were to be taxed.
The Finance Minister announced that a NHI Fund will be set up this year in the next step towards universal health coverage.
Treasury has watered down its proposed tax on sugary drinks – now at around 11% rather than the proposed 20% – and pure fruit juices are not yet included.
Future health policies will be based on the results of this survey, yet some residents have refused to participate.
Sugary cold drinks are likely to get an extra tax in today’s Budget, joining cigarettes and alcohol in the sin bin.
After years of empty promises by the Limpopo education department, learners from Dzimauli School in Folovhodwe village are still being taught in roofless classrooms.
The beverage industry, sugar farmers and health activists are anxiously awaiting clarity on the sugary drinks’ tax, expected in tomorrow’s (22nd Feb) Budget speech.