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Act ushers in April sugar levy | Health-e thumbnail

Act ushers in April sugar levy | Health-e

South Africans will start paying tax on sugary drinks from 1 April 2018, according to an Act gazetted yesterday.

Bigger the belly, wealthier the man, say villagers | Health-e thumbnail

Bigger the belly, wealthier the man, say villagers | Health-e

For a number of previously disadvantaged communities, the bigger the belly the wealthier an individual is a common perception.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax | Health-e thumbnail

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax | Health-e

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today passed the tax on sugary drinks, which is part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill.

Soup kitchen reduce food costs for poor families | Health-e thumbnail

Soup kitchen reduce food costs for poor families | Health-e

Alexandra non-profit organisation Ucedo Lwa Bantu (Help for the Nation), originally established to help patients with chronic illnesses adhere to their medication programmes, has instead become a feeding programme.

South Africa moves one step closer to a sugar tax – and a healthier lifestyle

Health-e News: Sugar war is a microcosm of SA’s political rot

Restricting junk food ads: Censorship or health protection? | Health-e thumbnail

Restricting junk food ads: Censorship or health protection? | Health-e

Colombian activists fighting against junk food recently won an important victory in their Consitutional Court

Diabetes awareness kicks into high gear in Alex | Health-e thumbnail

Diabetes awareness kicks into high gear in Alex | Health-e

ALEXANDRA – The City of Joburg has embarked on a diabetes awareness campaign in an effort to educate residents of the large township on the dangers of the illness, now ranked the second cause of natural deaths after TB.

Industry threatens MP over sugar tax | Health-e thumbnail

Industry threatens MP over sugar tax | Health-e

The chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance revealed in the National Assembly yesterday that he had received threats from industry-linked people to drop the tax on sugary drinks.

How one man’s spinach business led to a revolution | Health-e thumbnail

How one man’s spinach business led to a revolution | Health-e

In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But, with a vegetable and a business plan, one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township based on spinach.

Healthy Living Alliance

Every South African has a right to access clean drinking water and healthy food. HEALA is an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind.

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