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Bad boy sugar does some good
Bad boy sugar does some good
“This job is my way out,” says Nosisa Maseka. She does the books for the Sikuvile Farmers Association, based next to Swaziland’s northeastern...
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
“We prayed. What else could we do?” Thulani Simelane says and smiles. Everyone in Swaziland seems to smile as they talk. But he then looks away...
How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps
How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps
Back to school means back to packing daily lunches for many parents, including Lerato Mogorosi.
​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids
​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids
THE FIFTH COLUMNWhen a family member asked me to look after her kids for a day, I jumped at the opportunity. I had been wondering whether I...
Big business - and people - grow fat on sweetened drinks
Big business - and people - grow fat on sweetened drinks
If you are poor you might as well have a target on your back. So believe the critics of major beverage firms attempting to aggressively market their...
Sugar vs syrup – the bitter reality
Sugar vs syrup – the bitter reality
Big Sugar and Big Syrup are heading for a showdown. After years of bickering, United States sugar companies and their rivals, the makers of...
SA is likely to introduce sugar tax this year. Is sugar bad for your health?
SA is likely to introduce sugar tax this year. Is sugar bad for your health?
When Kerry Hammerton was offered a chocolate chip muffin at a yoga function, her peers were astonished by her response. “I don’t eat sugar,”...
[From our archives] Binge-beating Banting: Why Tim's take is hard to stomach
[From our archives] Binge-beating Banting: Why Tim's take is hard to stomach
Laetitia Vermeulen* slowly closed her white muslin curtains. Tightly, until she was sure no one could see inside. It was around 9pm.
SA's weight war: Sugar gets a kick in the cans
SA's weight war: Sugar gets a kick in the cans
South Africa, the most obese country in sub-Saharan Africa, could reduce the number of its overweight citizens by 220?000 should it institute a 20%...
Is obesity all in the head?
Is obesity all in the head?
Melody* stands huddled in an oversized jacket. Her hands try to hide her protruding stomach. She hunches down into its folds, trying to make...
Sugar producers brace for wage strike
Sugar producers brace for wage strike
About 5 500 sugar workers in South Africa plan to strike tomorrow demanding an 11% increase in pay, a 40-hour working week and a monthly...

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