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Karate instructor aims to give obesity the chop

June 21, 2019

This Eastern Cape father uses karate and gardening to keep young and elderly members of his community healthy and active.

Doctor’s secrets to a healthy and long life

May 21, 2019

This rural doctor is used to writing scripts for medication, but he has now written a manuscript.

Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

100 year-old woman’s secrets to good health

October 25, 2018

Annah Tau has never bothered about trying to remain young – the resident of the Tembisa Old Age Home is 100 years old and says the main secret to living a long life is to avoid stress.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018

The tax on sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million since it was introduced on 1 April, according to Treasury.

Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018

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.