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Is Liquid Sugar Harmful?

Is Liquid Sugar Harmful?

14th November 2016 Assuming liquid sugar is more harmful than other sources of kilojoules, is misleading. There is consensus that obesity is a very serious health... 

Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

By: Africa Check     9th November 2016 The South African government has decided to tax sugar-sweetened drinks to bring down the number of such drinks South Africans buy. The tax involves... 

World TB deaths shoot up – on paper

World TB deaths shoot up – on paper

By: Africa Check     8th November 2016 You might be forgiven for thinking we are losing ground in the battle against tuberculosis after reading a recent statement from the medical... 

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No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation

No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation

By: Africa Check     3rd November 2016 Highlighting politician Julius Malema’s behaviour as worth emulating – his eating habits, that is – a member of the South African food lab’s... 

Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?

Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?

By: Africa Check     2nd November 2016 Many African countries are taking stock of food shortages following unpredictable weather, forcing many to tighten their belts including through... 

Johannesburg not the only mayoral committee with 50% women

Johannesburg not the only mayoral committee with 50% women

By: Africa Check     2nd November 2016 South Africa’s city of gold has a new mayor and a new mayoral committee. The Democratic Alliance’s Herman Mashaba was elected as mayor of... 

For the Sake of Our Future

For the Sake of Our Future

27th October 2016 This press release has been prepared on behalf of long standing stalwarts (names attached) of the African National Congress (ANC) who have been and... 

A letter on Fees Must Fall

A letter on Fees Must Fall

26th October 2016 The past month has been confusing and complex. It has been difficult to reconcile divided and strongly felt views. The Fees Must Fall (FMF)... 

Does mobile data devour a quarter of South Africans’ income?

Does mobile data devour a quarter of South Africans’ income?

By: Africa Check     25th October 2016 South Africans have taken to Twitter and parliament to rally against the high cost of mobile data. Using the hashtag #DataMustFall, people are... 

Is Africa’s entire GDP equal to that of France? Obama is mostly correct

Is Africa’s entire GDP equal to that of France? Obama is mostly correct

By: Africa Check     18th October 2016 As US president Barack Obama’s term ticks down, he has been keen to highlight his legacy. This includes his achievements in Africa, where his... 

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