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Is Obesity a Growing Problem in South Africa?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity is defined as, “a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, both reducing life expectancy and increasing incidence of health problems”. There is much stigma associated with obesity and many people do not believe it is a disease, rather they consider it a choice. In order for a condition to be classified as a disease it must meet th... Read more »
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By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fortuin Nominated for Female Boxer of the Year

For the first time in the history of Cape Town boxing, there will be a candidate from Cape Town who is nominated for Female Boxer of the year and female fight of the year at the same time. In the Boxer of the y... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Sfiso Ncwane to be Laid to Rest on Saturday in Durban

Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane, who died on Monday at Life Fourways Hospital in Johannesburg, will be laid to rest on Saturday at Heroes’ Acre Cemetery in Chesterville, Durban, it has been announced. Two memo... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sfiso Ncwane Dies of Kidney Failure at the Age of 37

South Africans are still in shock following reports that popular gospel artist Sfiso Ncwane has died. It is reported that he died on Monday around 9:00 at Life Fourways Hospital in Johannesburg. Although detail... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

New Wits Policy Bans Sexual and Romantic Acts Between Lecturers and Students

The University of Witswatersrand (Wits) saw the approval of a new policy today. It aims to govern the engagement of romantic and sexual relationships between students and staff. The regulation comes after a hea... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

CEO Admits Prasa Has no Mechanisms to Deal with Graft

In a briefing that was held on Wednesday in Johannesburg to members of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts, it was revealed that PRASA lacked mechanisms to deal with and curb instances of irreg... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Zuma Survives Another Attempt to Dislodge Him

In what has become akin to a cat that has nine lives, President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa has survived yet another attempt at dislodging him from the number one position, it emerged on Tuesday ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Zuma to Oppose Recommendations Made by Madonsela in State of Capture Report

The President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday that he would be taking the remedial action that is contained in the State of Capture report that was presented by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, on judic... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Petition to Oust Zuma Launched in Johannesburg

“The President has failed us, and he must go. He cannot be allowed to continue to violate the Constitution and disrespect his oath of office, or to allow the further capture of our state.” This was ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Body of a Child Found in the Juskei River

As the search continued for three year old Everite Chauke, who was swept away by the flash floods into the Juskei river, it was confirmed by police that the body of a child had been found in the river on Tuesda... Read more »