Articles containing the tag ‘health
By Robert Wiggill On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

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 redu... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Pretoria High Court Rules in Favour of Assisted Suicide

The Pretoria High Court has ruled in favour of former advocate Robin Stransham-Ford’s court bid to end his life. 65- year-old Stransham-Ford was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in late 2013. With... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Another Ebola Scare for South Africa

Only less than a week after Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi spoke of the arrangements that have been put in place by his department, they have had to be tested. A South African man had to be rushed through the... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Ebola Epidemic Underestimated: WHO

The World Health Organisation has said that the Ebola crisis is vastly underestimated as the death toll from the virus soars to beyond one thousand. According to the World Health Organisation, its workers that ... Read more »
By PAW On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

A Better year for Government Departments – Auditor General

The outgoing Auditor-General (AG) Terence Nombembe released national and provincial departments audit reports  in Parliament yesterday. These reports indicate that the government has wasted over R30bn. There ... Read more »
By PAW On Monday, July 29th, 2013

Botched Circumcisions Claim 60 Lives in the Eastern Cape

Circumcision season usually starts from May and continues until around the end of the mid-year school holidays in July depending on the area. This is a difficult time for the young boys who go to initiation sch... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Nelson Mandela Undergoes Operation

The hopes of Nelson Mandela’s recovery are dwindling as his health seems to be deteriorating in hospital. His health condition is not clearly known at the moment. The presidency has not released a stateme... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Eskom Asks for Exemption from Strict Regulations

South Africa’s largest supplier of energy, Eskom has requested exemption from strict air quality standards recently implemented onto the company, claiming that its power station emission do not threaten the h... Read more »
By Nicolette Chinomona On Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Chicken wants Protection versus Innovation

The clucking in the agricultural sector has recently upped the ante on the issue of tariffs. Just last month The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters filed a court petition to have some light shed on wha... Read more »
By Ntokozo Sindane On Friday, July 5th, 2013

Is Former President Nelson Mandela in a “Permanent Vegetative State”?

The latest media reports say that the former President of South Africa may have no hope of recovery. For weeks, the presidency has told South Africans and, through the media, the international community that fo... Read more »