Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

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Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?

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