Monthly Archives: March 2019

Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago

Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over time and remain high. “Given the

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KICK-FOR-A-MILLION COMPETITION HEATS UP

Football loving fans in the Eastern Cape will be afforded an opportunity of a lifetime to win big when the now popular Absa Premiership Kick-For-A-Million competition rolls into town this weekend. The crunch Woza Nazo fixture between home side Chippa United and the resurgent SuperSport United takes place at Sisa Dukashe stadium in Mdantsane on Sunday afternoon (3:30pm). This will

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SA pavilion set for International Art Exhibition

The South African Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia – is expected to put social, political and economic resilience under the spotlight. The pavilion will showcase works by the artists Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Mawande Ka Zenzile – under the theme “The Stronger We Become”. The Department of Arts and Culture explained

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Public Protector calls on departments to implement remedial actions

A lack of implementation of remedial actions renders a constitutional institution toothless, that’s according to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The Public Protector said this on Thursday, as she informed the public about a number of government institutions that have not implemented remedial actions as contained in several of her reports. Mkhwebane said this is despite the 2016 landmark ruling by

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Labour organisations urged to embrace technology

Worker and employer organisations need to embrace technology to reach those working in non-traditional and informal ways, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. While technology has blurred the lines between work and private time, it can and should be used to expand choice and work-life balance, the President said on Friday.  “In the 20th century, we established that labour is not a

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#StateCaptureInquiry: ‘Guptas had prior knowledge of Cabinet changes’

Johannesburg –  Two top ANC leaders who served in former president Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet on Thursday recounted how he kept quiet when allegations of the influence of the Gupta family over him were first revealed by Fikile Mbalula. Former minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel and former Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda testified before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state

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