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Lean: South Africa’s codeine addiction

An estimated 600,000 South Africans are addicted to this opiate, often disguised in soft drinks and promoted by rappers and singers. “Lean” or “double cupping” is the lingo used on South African streets, but also by rappers around the world. It refers to the drinking of Codeine, an opiate used to treat pain and found […]

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Northern Cape man in isolation with deadly but rare Congo fever

A case of deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in a 58-year-old man from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. A day before falling ill, the man was bitten by a number of ticks in the Koopmansfontein area, 95km northwest of Kimberley, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Wednesday. He is being treated […]

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KFC opens up it’s kitchens

South Africa’s most loved Quick Service Restaurant, KFC, has been entrenched in the hearts and taste buds of consumers since it opened its first restaurant in the country in 1971. KFC is opening the Colonel’s kitchen to share how we prepare and cook our Finger lickin’ good chicken that is served to customers every day. […]

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

For just the second time since the global epidemic began, a patient appears to have been cured of infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. The news comes nearly 12 years to the day after the first patient known to be cured, a feat that researchers have long tried, and failed, to duplicate. The […]

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Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products. In court papers filed in the North Gauteng Court, the organisation argues that US tariffs on SA steel and aluminium exports have affected the benefits that South Africa […]