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Coca-Cola reformulates drinks following tax

May 23rd, 2019       News  

Coca-Cola has responded to the tax on sugary drinks by cutting the sugar in its drinks.

Gender-Based Violence Summit fails to meet its own deadline

April 18, 2019

While government officials promised results by May, activists say they’ve had to put pressure on officials for any progress to happen.

Hospital Horror: Babies found in dirty laundry

April 17, 2019

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive.

Most people with rare genetic blood disorder remain undiagnosed

April 17, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Ruan Malan was born a healthy boy in 2006 – or so his parents thought. His mother, Julia, remembers the family’s joy when they took their baby boy home from the hospital after three days; he was just like any normal newborn.

Tackling the high price of medicine

April 15, 2019

Profit seems to be the only logic driving medicine prices, with some African countries paying more for medicine than European countries, and US citizens paying some of the highest medicine prices in the world. There are global efforts to rein in excessive profiteering but removing the secrecy around prices is complicated.

Heroin trade prospers in plain sight

April 12, 2019

The “thriving” heroin trade, estimated to be worth billions on rands, is being worsened by outdated drug policies and the neglect of marginalised communities.

Health screening hotspot identified

April 11, 2019

John Phati (42) from Tembisa gets tested for HIV at least twice a year because he doesn’t like using condoms even though he has multiple sexual partners.

Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.