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A spoonful of sugar makes taxes go up

NGO Heala is asking for the health-promotion levy to be hiked, while also dismissing claims by the sugar industry that this will cause job losses

Climate change is also a health crisis

"Future efforts must reflect the real costs of our fossil fuel economy and aid those most affected."

SA’s bold move on salt gets off to a shaky start

South Africans consume between 7.8 and 9.5g of salt per day, exceeding the World Health Organisation’s one teaspoon recommendation per day.

Get up, stand up, stand up for your cardiovascular might

Going to gym twice a week isn’t enough to counter the effect of sitting on your backside all week.

N Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas pours salt on the wound

Experts say the vast sum spent by Sylvia Lucas on unhealthy food is indicative of a big fat problem.

Lifestyle diseases threaten NHI

Government has raised concerns that the health system may buckle under the pressure of both HIV and non-communicable diseases - a dual epidemic.

Sex life leaving a bad taste in your mouth?

Poor oral hygiene doesn't just affect your gums; it can also lead to impotence.

Laughing to death is not funny

In some people, intense emotion or a sudden shock can cause the heart to malfunction.

Identifying South Africa’s silent killers

Diseases with little or no symptoms are silently killing South Africans.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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