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JOHANNESBURG RECYCLING INITIATIVE BEGINS

It is now compulsory for people living in the South African city of Johannesburg to separate their household waste for recycling. Authorities hope it will stop existing landfill sites from

NATURAL WAY TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Like most people, I occasionally find myself feeling down and unmotivated; some days it’s for no apparent reason. It’s just part of the normal ups-and-downs of life. When I lose

NIGERIA RUNS LOW ON SNAKEBITE ANTIDOTE

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms. Snake bites kill more than

HEALTH MINISTER AARON MOTSOALEDI: ALL SOUTH AFRICANS WILL NEED TO CONTRIBUTE TO NHI

JOHANNESBURG – The money for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will not be coming from the Health Ministry’s budget but from the national public purse. This is according to

IS THE NHI SOUTH AFRICA’S SILVER BULLET?

In his budget vote speech delivered to Parliament on 15 May 2018, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi, quoting the President of the Republic of South Africa, said: “The time has

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HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS TIGHTENING ITS TOBACCO RULES

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are

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DEATH TOLL FROM LISTERIA OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA RISES TO MORE THAN 200

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The death toll from the world’s largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply

HOW MINE DUMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA AFFECT THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES LIVING NEARBY

Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy,

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NIGERIA BANS COUGH SYRUP WITH CODEINE AFTER ADDICTION OUTCRY

Nigeria has announced a ban on the production and import of cough syrup containing codeine after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic. A health ministry spokesman

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SOUTH AFRICA SEES LISTERIOSIS CASES DROP; RAMPS UP PREVENTION

When the world’s worst rampage of listeriosis was at its peak, more than 30 confirmed cases were added to the outbreak weekly. After South Africa’s health officials identified the source