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18 May 2017
 
 
DoH: Aaron Motsoaledi: Address by Minister of Health, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of the House as you know, this year we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most revered icons of our revolution, Oliver Reginald Tambo. The year has...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
2nd World Breastfeeding Conference put the spotlight on exclusive and quality Breastfeeding
What's On
The Department of Health in partnership with International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) and other partners will host the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference.  The goal of the Conference is to...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Fawu to march against sugar tax
SUGAR TAX
The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar...
 
 
14 Nov 2016
 
Is Liquid Sugar Harmful?
OPINION
Assuming liquid sugar is more harmful than other sources of kilojoules, is misleading. There is consensus that obesity is a very serious health issue and being overweight or obese is a major risk...
 
 
03 Nov 2016
 
No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation
AFRICA CHECK
Highlighting politician Julius Malema’s behaviour as worth emulating – his eating habits, that is – a member of the South African food lab’s advisory board encouraged South Africans to follow a...
 
 
04 Oct 2016
 
HEALTHY ACTIVE RECREATION PROGRAMME ON NATIONAL RECREATION DAY 2016
What's On
South Africa today, like the rest of the world is facing a variety of challenges around obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments, an ageing population, an increase in sedentary...
 
 
22 Sep 2016
 
FMF: Chris Hattingh says how will the proposed sugar tax impact spaza shops?
STATEMENT
The next Coca Cola you drink will cost you more. So, too, will that energy drink you down after a hard workout. Why? Because of the proposed Sugar Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax; a tax that many...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
No convincing health rationale for the sugar tax
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
The National Treasury has no convincing reason to believe that its proposed 20% excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) will be effective against obesity, says the IRR in a policy paper on...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
 
 
South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn't say no to a sugar tax
THE CONVERSATION
Debates on a proposed tax for sugar sweetened beverages in South Africa have reached fever pitch with the local food and beverage industry squaring up against the proposed sugary drinks tax...
 
 
25 Aug 2016
 
FMF: Garth Zietsman says sugar tax will be borne by the poor
STATEMENT
In his budget speech this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a tax of 20% on high sugar soft drinks scheduled to start on 1 April 2017.  The idea is that soft drinks are unhealthy,...
 
 
23 Aug 2016
 
DA: DA submits comments on proposed Sugar Tax
STATEMENT
The DA has made its submissions on the proposed Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs), which was gazetted by National Treasury for public feedback on 8 July. The DA, in its submissions,...
 
 
23 Jun 2016
 
BevSA: Beverage Association of SA welcomes call for impact assessment on a proposed sugar tax
STATEMENT
The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) today welcomed the report by accounting and auditing firm KPMG calling for a Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIAS) of the proposed sugar tax by...
 
 
15 Jun 2016
 
Sugar tax ‘may do more harm than good’
SUGAR TAX
Not only have so-called sugar taxes been proved ineffective elsewhere, but the new tax, which is due to come into effect in South Africa in 2017, could have a detrimental affect on society,...
 
 
13 Jun 2016
 
Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues
THE CONVERSATION
Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to tackle disease. One crucial part of this research has been identifying diseases and health problems that are...
 
 
 
                       
 
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