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Low-income black women hardest hit by noncommunicable diseases

Food apartheid is causing increasing rates of noncommunicable diseases among low-income black women

Tongaat Hullet – sugar farming company to exit sugar farming

The 139 year old Tongaat Hullet will lease its estate out to black sugar farmers until they are sold for property development

Sugar barons’ greed costs workers

Past chief executives of Tongaat Hulett have left the company in debt, forcing the company to retrench up to 5 000 people

SA sugar industry outlook still sour

Health tax adds to woes of local producers, who want it dropped, but experts say the industry is simply not competitive enough

Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one

The increase is less than local producers wanted, while companies say it entrenches inefficiencies

There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar

A drama worthy of a Connie and Shona Ferguson production

Sugar sector wants a sweeter deal

Despite intense debate about the protection the industry enjoys, it says it is up against a wall

Goodbye to your sweet tooth

American researchers say they have discovered how to 'switch' parts of the brain’s amygdalae on and off, turning sweetness into an aversive taste

Bad boy sugar does some good

Sugar cane has a bad image but a new model that helps smallholders and associations in rural areas to earn a life-changing income may shift this.

Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland

Mandatory blending regulations, coming into force over the coming decade, could create a whole new market for Swazi sugarcane, in the form of ethanol.

How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps

Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.

​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids

The day started off pleasantly enough with a warm goodbye to the parents, after which the minors arranged themselves in front of the TV.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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

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