#Elections2019: Who can solve SA’s drug policy problem?

#Elections2019: Who can solve SA’s drug policy problem?

Drugs continue to devastate many lives and the people who use them are caught in a tug-of-war between morality and research. Do the country’s prominent political parties offer policies based on evidence, ideology or simply a lack of understanding?

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#Elections2019: Parties pledge universal health, but lack detail

#Elections2019: Parties pledge universal health, but lack detail

How ‘universal’ is the universal health coverage envisaged by the National Health Insurance scheme? The draft law contains xenophobic rhetoric, but the country’s main political parties offer very few alternatives in the manifestos.

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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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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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