Activists say Treasury and national health department must abide by international health standards for the levy on sugary drinks to be effective in curbing the rise of non-communicable diseases in the country.
South Africa’s child support grant — introduced in 1998 and currently at R420 a month — intended to improve the wellbeing of young children by reducing malnutrition. Over 20 years later, that is not the case.
A network of drivers are often the first contact gender-based violence survivors have with people so it’s important they’re trained to communicate with them at their most vulnerable state, says the organisation.
The Gauteng health department’s progress report on its new leadership includes some key achievements such as appointing 14 CEOs in the province’s hospitals and an app to deal with patient complaints.