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Gauteng facing ‘day zero’ water crisis

03 December 2018

The Gauteng provincial government has set up a “war room” to tackle a water crisis in the province, according to a Sunday Times report. At a local, national and provincial level, the government is working with civilian and military water experts to devise a plan to prevent ‘day z

SA flunks three malnutrition tests, says global hunger report

30 November 2018

South Africa fails three critical tests for malnutrition, according to a global report that calls on governments and businesses to do more to improve eating habits.The Global Nutrition Report, an independent annual analysis, says SA is “burdened” by stunting among under-fives, an

Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage

30 November 2018

The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1, it has announced.This means that Capetonians will be able to use 105 litres a day, each – up from 70 litres a day, Mayor Dan Plato said.

Tips to make traveling with a food allergy easier

30 November 2018

Dr Alyson Pidich, the medical director of the Ash Center, in NYC, and a food allergy specialist, is allergic to shellfish and knows firsthand that even so-called “safe” foods can have trace allergens that can make you ill.

Restaurant chains still failing customers with food allergies

29 November 2018

London - Restaurant staff are failing to warn customers about potentially lethal allergens, an investigation reveals today. Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Starbucks employees gave undercover reporters unclear or incorrect information about food containing nuts, mustard or celery.

Vanity: Raw egg face masks and risks

29 November 2018

Ireland has an egg and a BS problem. Miranda Larbi of The Irish Sun reports that experts have slammed beauty bloggers who claim that they have the answer to treating wrinkles – smearing raw egg whites onto their faces.

Strawberry needle scare strikes again in New Zealand

29 November 2018

(CNN)Another needle has been found inside a strawberry in New Zealand, the second such incident in the country and just weeks after a nationwide food scare hit Australia over needles found in fruit.

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

28 November 2018

arly in 2018, Woolworths launched South Africa’s first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the RSPO certification logo. As part of its Good Business Journey, Woolworths has made a commitment to only source certified sustainable palm oil for their branded products by 2020.

New bioplastic packaging could help prevent food waste

28 November 2018

Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have designed and produced a biodegradable plastic packaging that could help curb the problem of food waste.The product, which is called Plasticor, reveals the quality of the food and changes colour when the content

Pesticide poisoning kills millions of Cape Town’s bees

28 November 2018

Cape Town’s bee population has taken a serious knock in recent weeks, raising fears of widespread poisoning. As reported by eNCA, beekeepers in and around Cape Town have noticed a dire pandemic which has wiped out millions of nature’s chief pollinators. Brendan Ashley-Cooper, vic

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