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Saturday, January 20, 2018


BD Live, 12 December 2014- We need better value from every rand we spend on healthcare in South Africa, Aviva Tugendhaft and Karen Hofman.


24 May 2017 - Big alcohol is poised to expand into Africa. Why this is bad news for health. Karen Hofman and Charles Parry    

  25 August  2016, South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn’t say no to a sugar tax, Karen Hofman, Aviva Tugendhaft

24 November 2015 - Obesity: Why South Africans Need to Can Soft Drinks. Aviva Tugendhaft and Karen Hofman.

31 August 2015- Why Greater Transparency on Food Packaging Should get the Green Light, Aviva Tugendhaft and Karen Hofman.

22 July 2015- Stillbirths: a Story of Tragic Neglect Across the Developing World, Karen Hofman.


Daily Maverick, 6 Feb 2017 - Health system is collapsing under the burden of chronic disease   

Fin 24, 5 Feb 2017 - Sugar Tax: A bitter debate

City Press, 5 Feb 2017 - Sugar Tax: A bitter debate

Health-e News, 1 Feb 2017 - Sugar tax debate reaches parliament

Biznews, 1 Feb 2017 - Protagonists all in a fizz over sugar-sweetened drinks tax

702 Radio, 31 Jan 2017 - As the price of sugar goes up, consumption will go down

Daily Maverick, 31 Jan 2017 - Health-e: Sugary drinks tax reaches Parliament

Mail and Guardian, 27 Jan 2017 - Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk

Sunday Times, 5 Oct 2016 - The proposed introduction of tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is hopefully going to stop the poor from drinking more sugary drinks which are harmful to their health.

702 Radio, 24 Feb 2016 - Sugar Tax: A “great move by Treasury”

Health 24, 21 January 2016 - Is a Sugar Tax Really on the Cards for SA? Adiel Ismail. 

The Conversation, 25 Aug 2016 - South african’s have a sweet tooth so shouldn’t say no to a sugar tax

24 November 2015 - Obesity: Why South Africans Need to Can Soft Drinks. Aviva Tugendhaft and Karen Hofman.

BD Live, 26 February 2015- Traffic light labels will help in right food choices, Karen Hofman, Jessie Mandle and Aviva Tugendhaft.

Soft drinks will increase obesity in SA  28 November 2015 - Aviva Tugendhaf and Karen Hofman

BD Live- 5 February 2014 pg. 1- State ponders 'sugar tax' to fight cancer, Tamar Kahn.

Business Day 29 May, 2014 - SA is failing to escape trends to obesity, Tamar Kahn.

Business Day, 20 August 2014 - Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money, Tamar Kahn.

Business Day, 25 August 2014- Letter: Blowing Smoke, Yussuf Saloojee.

Daily Dispatch 6 Feb 2014, pg 6 - Government considers “sugar tax” for South Africa.

Daily Dispatch. 21 Jan 2014, pg 1 - SA mulls soft drink tax in war on sugar, Katherine Child.

Financial Mail, 18 December Health and lifestyle: The cost of obesity – Andile Makholwa.

Herald, 21 Jan, 2014, pg 5 - Soft drinks tax could out sugar intake, Katherine Child.

Mail and Guardian, 20 August 2014- SA's weight war: Sugar gets a kick in the cans, Amy Green. 

SA Government Online, 21 August 2014- MEC Mahlangu welcomes 'sugar tax' recommendation, Gauteng Health.

Saturday Star, 25 Jan 2014 pg 9- Bitter truth about sugar – it makes  our kids fat, Sheree Bega.

Saturday weekend Argus, 25 Jan 2014, pg 7 - Wits researchers take on sugar to fight SA obesity, Sheree Bega.

Sowetan, 20 August 2014 pg. 17 – SA Tops in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fatties, Aviva Tugendhaft, Karen Hofman and Mercy Manyema.

The Times, 2 October 2014- Get Coked on juice, Katharine Child.

The Times, 2 October 2014- Get Coked on juice, Katharine Child.

The Times, 21 Jan 2014, pg 8 - Soft drink tax takes aim at the sweet life, Katherine Child.

Times live 13 May – Plan to flight life style diseases, Katherine Child.

Wits Leader Edition 1 , 2014. Leading Research – Sweet drinks to dissolve like a lump of sugar.

Wits News, August 2014 - Sugar tax on drinks may reduce obesity, Wits News .


Nutrition Society of South Africa,  May 2014 - Benifits of Salt Reduction in South African Food. 

Cape Argus, 1 August 2012 – Reducing salt content in food will help save lives.

Independent, Saturday 4 August 2012 – Health chiefs declare war to take salt away.

SA Food Review page 23 August 2012 – Health and Wellbeing.

Times Live, 6 February 2013 - Obesity in SA tips the scales, Kathernine Child.

Business Day, 20 March 2013 - Motsoaledi defends strict regulations, Khulekani Magubane.

Business Day 22 March 2013 – State extends deadline for salt content compliance, Tamar Kahn.

The Star 2 April 2013– Why you can’t resist a crisp, John Nash.

Business Day 8 November 2013- Ads prohibition drives one to drink, David Gleason.

Business Day 30 October 2013 - Applaud alcohol bill, Karen Hofman.

Business Day - Sept 2011 - Diseases that are just as serious as HIV/AIDS, Karen Hofman and Stephen Tollman. 

Phuza Wise Supplement in Mail & Guardian 11 November 2011 – Prevention matters for a healthier SA, Karen Hofman and Stephen Tollman.

Business Day 1 June 2011 – Law to cut salt content in South African’s diet, Tamar Kahn.

Business Day 16 July 2012 - State wants South Africans to halve salt intake, but allows more time, Tamar Kahn.

Wits News 19 July 2012 - Wits team helps curb SA’s salt intake, Wits Universtiy.

The Times – 23 July 2012 - Get healthy – or else, Katherine Child.

Business Day  24 July 2012 - Regulating salt content ‘will increase price of bread’, Tamar Kahn.

IOL Lifestyle 24 July 2012  -  SA Food’s salt content to be regulated, Sipokazi Fokazi.

Die Burger 27 July 2012 -  Minder sout in kos sal beroertes voorkom, sê navorsers, Elsebe Brits.

Saturday Star 28 July 2012 - Salt – it stands for Simply Add (a) Little touch..

Business Day 31 July 2012  - Cutting salt content in bread will raise price, bakers say, Tamar Kahn.