The Soul City Institute extends its condolences to the Mandela family. Like everyone across the world, we received the news of Tata’s passing with great sadness and disbelief. Although he had been sick for a while, I do not think that we would ever be ready to say goodbye to him.
3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health - The Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health
Renewed commitments towards universal health coverage
World Aids Day held on 1 December every year and is an opportunity for the world to unite in the fight against HIV.
The word “Mashonisa” is an informal word for a person or company that provides loans to consumers. The general word used in the National Credit Act is a credit provider. Credit providers can be banks, clothing retailers, furniture retailers and other companies or individuals.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s "careful control of the wage Bill" will impact negatively on health service delivery, says a health economist.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday defended the government’s controversial plans to ban alcohol advertising, saying that alcohol was a key risk factor in the growing burden of non-communicable diseases facing South Africa.
The Soul City Athletics Club and the City of Ekurhuleni Athletics Club will host a marathon at the Katlehong Sports Club in Katlehong.
Soul City’s strategic partners, Breadline Africa and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), launched another Mandela Day Library at Seroophata Primary School in the North West.
Soul City’s Lebo Ramafoko appointed Chairperson of SANAC’s Social and Structural Drivers Technical Task Team
“Gender based violence, poverty and alcohol are the three main drivers of HIV infection that we need to address,” says Lebo Ramafoko, chairperson of the newly formed Social and Structural Drivers Technical Task Team of South African National Aids Council (SANAC).
Following the introduction of the NCA in July 2007 and the Consumer Protection Act in 2010, South African consumers now enjoy a host of consumer rights.
Under the NCA, it’s your right as a consumer to apply for credit and be treated fairly throughout the process. During the application process the credit provider has to ensure that you can afford the loan and you have to give them the correct and truthful information to ensure that they make a proper assessment of your ability to afford the loan.
Research suggests online alcohol marketing leads to young people drinking more, more often and at an earlier age
The National Responsible Credit Helpline which is offered free to consumers by the NDMA received and made 14461 calls and finalised 2510 enquiries for the first two quarters of 2013. Consumers can call the helpline to enquire about any credit related matter.
Soul City welcomes government steps to open public discussion on Draft Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill
Soul City has welcomed cabinet’s decision to release the Draft Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill for public consultation.
Cabinet has approved that a draft bill banning alcohol advertising should be gazetted for public comment, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Friday.
South Africans will today (September 16) join scores of other nationalities around the world to mark the second Annual Global Female Condom Day – a day of education and advocacy dedicated to female condoms.
Health Promotion Foundations help manage the major health challenges of the 21st century including industrial epidemics related to usage of tobacco, alcohol, ultra processed foods and drinks as well as road trauma, says Dr Rob Moodie, a professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health.
The launch of Mandela Day library number 31 was an amazing success, a true celebration of partnership and community. Mailakgang Primary School is situated in the North West Province about 300 km west of Pretoria and truly epitomises the “heart” of rural South Africa.
The Soul City Institute and ITECH are bringing you the “Re Mmogo Pholong” Jamboree on the 6 September 2013. The event will take place at Dithakwaneng Tribal Office in Vryburg from 09h00 – 15h30.
CARMMA stands for the Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa. The campaign was launched by the African Union (AU) in May 2009