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This short film into the consumption of sugary sweetened beverages (SSB) by taxi drivers is a glaring reminder of why the SSB Tax is so urgently needed. With the common misconception that it is the sugar that is helping him stay alert and focused while on the road is actually the thing killing him with…

The Government Gazette is calling for comments to the Draft Policy for the Provision of Quality Education and Support for Children with Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability as well as on the Draft Learning Programme. The Draft Policy is the culmination of deliberations since 2011 of the Inter-Departmental Forum with representation from the Departments of…

Health MEC breaks her silence on psychiatric patients In June 2015, Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, announced that the department would terminate its contract with private hospital group, Life Healthcare. The private healthcare provider had housed almost 2,000 long-term, state-funded psychiatric patients at its Life Esidimeni facilities in Johannesburg. Patients would either be sent home…

A decision by the Gauteng department of health has left at least 36 dead but has the scandal lifted the lid on the horrors of mental healthcare? In June, Jaco Stols, 51, was doodling something that looked like a triangle except the lines didn’t really meet up. He jabbed his pen into the paper, giving…

  English Media Release Available for download: ·         Infographic Breast Cancer – Eng(pdf) ·         Infographic Cervical Cancer – Eng(pdf) ·         Photo: Lindiwe Ntuli-Tloubatla Afrikaanse Persvrystelling   ·         Infographic Breast Cancer – Afr (pdf) ·         Infographic Cervical Cancer – Afr(pdf) Being Informed is Half the Battle Won   27 September 2016 – Women’s health and the types…

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