Open/Close Menu NCDs, noncmmunicable diseases, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, stroke, cancer, cardiovascular disease, patient advocacy

Writen by: Amy Green  Published on Health-e News: April 3, 2018 There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the sugar tax which was officially implemented on April 1st. The tax, equivalent to a levy of about 11 percent on a can of coke, is aimed at tackling South Africa’s obesity epidemic and the diseases…

Written for Health-e News     Written By: Thabo Molelekwa Liquid sugar is easily absorbed, and most of the sugar from sweetened beverages has no nutritional value beyond the sugar content. The fact that sugary drinks are a major cause of obesity and diabetes came into focus at the recent Cardio Vascular Disease Imbizo in Sandton, Johannesburg. Speaking…

Written by: Kerry Cullinan For: Health-e News For over 18 months, the sugar and beverage industries have had the help of politicians to wage war against a proposed tax on sugary drinks in a microcosm of all that is rotten in this country. But the fight is not yet over. Yunus Carrim, chair of the…

Comment from SANCDA: Please note the Bill containing the SSB tax was passed by the Standing Committee on Finance yesterday with only 2 more steps (National Assembly and Council of Provinces) to go. Then the Health Promotion Levy will be part of a bundle of financial measures to be implemented on 1 April 2017. The…

Calendar of events: Calendar_#WoW!NoSugar. Pledge to Sign: No Sugar Pledge Introduction as below: Welcome to the #WoW!NoSugar Challenge WoW! No-Sugar November Challenge #WoW!NoSugarChallenge Welcome to the WoW! No-Sugar November Challenge! We are so thrilled that you have decided to join us in empowering yourself in body, mind and spirit. For the month of November, we…

“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…

For emergency cases        1-800-700-6200