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Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018
News  

The sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million, and there is a growing call for even higher “sin taxes” to help reverse the VAT increase. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

UNAIDS places official on ‘special leave’

September 17, 2018
News  

The UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s legal threat against an activist for accusing him of inappropriate behaviour has backfired as the agency places him on ‘special leave’. 

More sexual harassment woes for UNAIDS

September 14, 2018
News  

UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s threat to sue AIDS activist Vuyiseka Dubula for implying that he is a sexual predator may have backfired as more witnesses come forward.

CT residents are the fittest, and the best drivers

September 13, 2018
News  

Cape Town is the fittest city according to Discovery, and the people also drive better.

Charity aims to keep poor kids in school

September 11, 2018
News   OurHealth  

More than 50% of South Africans live in poverty, according to Stats SA. That’s more than 30,4-million people – and Serame Mpato wants to do something about it.

Findings of private health inquiry to be dumped?

September 10, 2018
News  

There is a risk that the Health Market Inquiry’s recommendations on the private health sector will be disregarded by government as they do not align with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, warn health activists. But are the two mutually exclusive? And what are the government’s plans? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green finds out.

Cheque fraud syndicate targets EC schools

September 6, 2018
News  

The Eastern Cape Department of Education has uncovered a cheque fraud syndicate that targets schools in Alfred Nzo municipality.