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Economic Freedom Fighters

EFF To Build On-Campus Presence

EFF To Build On-Campus Presence

Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) plans to build and strengthen its student structures across campuses in South Africa. The party announced on Wednesday it has appointed a student affairs officer to assist with the establishment of EFF structures in institutions of higher learning. The student affairs officer, Sabelo Mhlungu has been tasked with creating


Magnesium Deficiency Linked to Depression – Nutritionist

Three quarters of South Africans are believed to be deficient in magnesium, an essential nutrient that if lacking, will fuel diseases such as depression and psychosis, said nutritional consultant Vanessa Ascenacao in a statement on Wednesday. “Millions of South Africans suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it,” she said. “Research is increasingly showing

Tim Noakes

The Low-Carb Diet: Is the Tide Turning?

The debate over carbohydrates, sparked locally by exercise science professor Tim Noakes, continues to rage over dinner tables and in the medical community. In a recent debate at the Vitality Summit in Sandton on Friday Johannesburg cardiologist Anthony Dalby called Noakes’ high fat, low carbohydrate diet ‘criminal’. But an article in the medical blog Healio

Tim Noakes

New Research Shows Noakes Diet No More Than Dangerous Fad

South African celebrity professor, Tim Noakes’ controversial low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet is not healthier or better for losing weight than following a balanced weight-loss diet, according to a University of Stellenbosch study published in the Plos One journal on Wednesday. About 3 200 participants took part in 19 international scientific trials reviewed by the university. These


New Immigration Regulations Will Kill Jobs In Tourism – DA

The new immigration regulations implemented by the Department of Home Affairs have tied up our tourism industry in red tape, and are killing jobs in the sector, said the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, on Monday. In line with these new regulations, visitors to South Africa are required to apply for


Amended Immigration Regulations Not In SA’s Best Interests, Says DA

The newly gazetted immigration regulations have ripped apart families, discouraged investors, and led to the suspension or cancellation of multi-million rand film and tourism ventures, said the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Haniff Hoosen, on Monday. Last month, newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, outlined the Immigration Regulations for 2014.

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Travelling With Kids? What You Need To Know

Parents travelling with children will from now on have to present an unabridged birth certificate for any children accompanying them on international travel. This after the newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, amended the country’s immigration laws two weeks ago. According to these new amendments, children will have to carry an unabridged birth

The Honest Coca Cola Obesity Commercial YouTube

WATCH: The Coke Ad You’ll Never See On TV

Watch a brutally honest ad for Coca-Cola that will probably never reach your television screens. The video uploaded to YouTube is a voiced over version of an original commercial. It describes how of the 650 beverages produced by the company, 180 of them are low or no calorie choices. According to the video, these ‘diet’


Kick the habit Ahead of World No Tobacco Day

As South Africa prepares to mark World No Tobacco Day on Saturday, Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi warned smokers that now is the time to quit. “I urge people to quit smoking right away. Smoking causes deaths from lung cancer and heart disease, and these are lifestyle diseases that can be prevented,” he said. “The Department

Pravin Gordhan

2014 Budget Speech: What Business Wants To Hear

Johannesburg – The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) is hoping to hear Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speak of plans to improve investor confidence in South Africa, improve fiscal discipline in the country and build on calls to cut luxury spending by senior government officials. Gordhan is set to give his much anticipated