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National Obesity Week 15 to 19 October 2017 In South Africa National Obesity Week follows World Obesity Day on the 11th October. Obesity will continue to increase in South Africa unless changes are made at an individual, familial, community and policy level. The HSFSA also supports government’s efforts to regulate the food industry as one…

“It ain’t over until the fat lady sings “- the South African sugar tax finale Authors: SANCDA Vicki and David Pinkney-Atkinson Written for NCDA and published on the SANCDA website After 18 months of public wrangling the Health Promotions Levy (HPL), also known as the “sugar tax”, is inching closer to a finale. With stakeholder…

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about an opportunity involving the Special Rapporteur on the right to food. Special Rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme. The Special Rapporteur  on the right to food will be focusing her next report to the UN General Assembly on the topic…

The epidemic of obesity is ever growing in South Africa. This alone is a great and ever growing risk factor for NCDs. The National Department of Health has strategized a prevention 0and control plan for combating obesity in South Africa. The Department acknowledges obesity as a major risk factor and looks to devise a multi…

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