Food Policy Program

World Diabetes Day, HEALA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION

World Diabetes Day, HEALA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION

In recent years, it has become very clear that South Africans are consuming more ultra- processed foods that are high in sugar, salt, and saturated fat, contributing to an alarming increase in the numbers of obesity and higher levels of Noncommunicable Disease rates. This has resulted in an alarming increase in the number of South Africans suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers.

HEALA CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY FROM FINANCE MINISTER GODONGWANA… 

HEALA CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY FROM FINANCE MINISTER GODONGWANA… 

HEALA CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY FROM FINANCE MINISTER GODONGWANA...  During the 2022 Budget Speech, the Minister of Finance announced a planned increase to the HPL of 4.5% - raising the levy from 2.21 cents to 2.31 cents per gram of sugar for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). HEALA welcomed this announcement as it would be

SA Finance Minister lambasted for silence on sugar tax

SA Finance Minister lambasted for silence on sugar tax

ABBEY MAKOE HEALTHY Living Alliance (HEALA), the Centre for Communication Impact (CCI), which is a health and social behaviour change and communication organisation have, together with their partners, lambasted finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s silence about their repeated calls to hike the so-called “sugar tax”. Food Policy Project manager at the CCI, Selaelo Mabela, says: “We

Front of Package Warning Labels

Front of Package Warning Labels

Write-up: The #whatsinmyfood campaign in partnership with HEALA aims to encourage South Africans to question the contents of the processed foods they eat and understand how high levels of sugar, salt and saturated fat negatively affect their health. The overarching message of this campaign is “you have the right to know what’s in your food”.  As part