The impossible quest for purity

Linking a fad diet to notions of godliness is a path to hell for those who have a problematic relationship with food

How to lose weight on the millennial diet

When baby-boomers tell you how entitled and privileged you are, tell them they raised you and contributed to who you are now, writes Kiri Rupiah.

Festive spirit: Is it worth the weight?

For many of us, holiday time is drinking time, but shouldn't we be giving our booze-bods a break?

Noakes-like diets don’t work the way they say they do – study

Low carb, high fat diets don't work better than traditional balanced diets, according to a Stellenbosch University study.

The free-ranging woman

Jane Goodall, who studied the apes for decades, says it is time for "mindful eating".

Dukan diet creator struck off medical register

Pierre Dukan, who retired last year, has been struck off the register for promoting his slimming diet commercially, in breach of regulations.

Why your diet is doomed to fail

Diets set you up for failure, says a new book, which claims the only way to stay slim is to wean yourself off sugar.

‘Is sugar the new tobacco?’

At the Sugar Association of South Africa conference in Franschhoek, experts have argued whether sugar addiction is similar to that of cocaine.

Bolivian says ancient diet kept him alive for 123 years

A farmer who claims to be 123 years old has attributed his long life to an ancient Andean diet of quinoa grains, mushrooms and coca leaves.

The new superdrug — food

A TV programme is putting its health-giving properties to the test.

When people’s opinions make you unhealthy

Discrimination against overweight people could very well be making them fatter, writes <b>Mandi Smallhorne</b>.

Dietary supplements: food for thought

The popularity of supplements has grown markedly in South Africa.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs