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1 Jun 2020 | Mkhize leads virtual meeting to mark World No Tobacco Day

The day comes as the South African government has been dragged to court by different companies in the tobacco industry for prohibiting the sale of cig...

1 Jun 2020 | 'It's truly terrifying': Hunger stalks SA's children during Covid-19 lockdown

For eight weeks, three siblings in Vlakfontein, south of Johannesburg, survived on food scraps from neighbours and cabbages grown next to their shack....

1 Jun 2020 | No thanks, say informal-sector entrepreneurs to easy loans offer

Government is showering money on informal sector businesses to tide them over the Covid-19 crisis, but many township entrepreneurs seem less than enth...

1 Jun 2020 | Paediatric experts say kids are at low risk of contracting, spreading Covid-19

Paediatric experts who serve on an advisory subcommittee to the Department of Basic Education, on May 29 discussed the risks for schoolgoing children ...

1 Jun 2020 | The 'tobacco tango' - inside the illicit cigarette trade

In a dingy convenience store in Cape Town city centre, a man sitting in the dark behind an unlit counter offers a pack of Mega Blue cigarettes for abo...

31 May 2020 | SA commemorates World NO Tobacco Day 2020

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29 May 2020 | Flu season is bad news for Covid-19 severity, scientists warn

Worsening the situation, are the country’s extreme socioeconomic disparities, which threaten the survival of vulnerable communities.As South Afr...

29 May 2020 | Mthembu: Cigarettes sales will be allowed under level 2

‘I can assure you after we’ve been out of level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,' said Minister in the P...

29 May 2020 | Organisation discusses malnutrition in SA children on World Hunger Day

Recently, our country’s leaders and medical representatives have publicly debated the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown on the malnutrition rates ...