Health activists make over 12,000 submissions on draft food labelling regulations

The proposed warning labels will clearly indicate when food is high in sugar, salt and fat or contains artificial sweeteners, but the sugar industry has warned against “demonising sugar” By Mary-Anne Gontsana Health activists at Community Media Trust and the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) have collected and submitted over 12,000 submissions on the health department’s draft Regulations Relating to the Labelling...

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Late judgments: what is delaying justice?

A shortage of judges and insufficient research and secretarial support are among concerns raised about the judiciary By Marecia Damons Judge Jacqueline Henriques took three years to deliver a judgment. In her judgment, she said that a lack of adequate secretarial and research support were among the reasons for the delay. According to civic organisation Judges Matter, systemic issues affecting the...

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Sex workers march to Lamola’s office over decriminalisation bill

The bill has been sent back to be revised after the state’s legal advisors flagged serious shortfalls By Chris Gilili Sex workers and activists marched to the Department of Justice in Pretoria on Thursday. They were demanding that government fast-track and finalise a bill to decriminalise sex work. The draft bill is being revised after the state’s legal advisors flagged serious...

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Do I lose my UIF unemployment benefits if I claim sickness benefits?

The short answer Each time you claim benefits, the UIF cycle stops and then starts again when you return to work and resume paying UIF contributions. The whole question Dear Athalie I worked at a retail store from 2012 to 2022. I got sick in 2019 and was unable to work, so I claimed sickness benefits for three months. After I got dismissed...

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