South Africa: Prevalence of chronic kidney disease on the rise – South African News Briefs, 7 September 2022

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Updated 4:45 p.m. SAST

Global prevalence of chronic kidney disease on the rise

National Kidney Awareness Week is celebrated currently until Friday, September 9, 2022 and highlights kidney health and how we can keep these vital organs healthy. The kidneys filter about half a cup of blood per minute, or about 180 liters per day. Globally, incidents of kidney disease are increasing. One in 7 adults are affected and the main reasons are underlying diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and the increase in cases of obesity seen in the population, said Dr Christel du Buisson, pediatric nephrologist at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital said Eyewitness News.

Brian Molefe pays back 30 million rand on retirement from Eskom

Eskom said it had fully recovered the funds illegally paid to its former CEO, Brian Molefe. The 30 million rand was paid into the pension and provident fund in 2016. The High Court in Pretoria ruled in July this year that the 2018 High Court judgment requiring Molefe to repay the money should be upheld. The question is: what about the interest?

Tiger Brands recalls Elizabeth Anne’s Purity Baby Powder

Tiger Brands has announced the recall of Elizabeth Anne’s/Purity Essentials Baby Powder products as a precaution, after traces of asbestos were detected in test samples of a batch of pharmaceutical grade talcum powder, used as raw material. first in the production of finished powder. some products. Purity Essentials baby powder pack sizes are 100g barcode 6009523601859, 200g barcode 6009523601866 and 400g barcode 6009523601828, as well as Purity & Elizabeth Anne’s Fresh Baby Powder 400 g 6009523604515.

Spar and Pick n Pay oppose Shoprite’s proposed takeover of Massmart stores

The Competition Tribunal has heard objections from Spar, Pick n Pay and the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu) against Shoprite’s decision to acquire certain stores from Massmart Holdings. Shoprite plans to acquire 56 retail supermarkets and 43 retail liquor stores operating under the Rhino Cash & Carry, Rhino Liquors, Cambridge Food and Cambridge Food Liquor brands, 10 wholesale (Cash & Carry) stores, two wholesale alcohol; and Massfresh, with two entities – a meat processing plant and Fruitspot, comprising three processing facilities in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, IOLs reports.

The load shedding is there for the rest of the week until the weekend

Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage 2 power cuts. From today September 7 until Saturday September 10, load shedding will be in place from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Last weekend, Unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant tripped during routine testing of the control rod system. The process of bringing the unit back into service is in progress.

Extension of license in Zimbabwe not due to legal action – Home Minister

The six-month extension of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs) is not due to lawsuits by various non-governmental organisations, Home Secretary Aaron Motsoaledi has said. This follows Motsoaledi’s decision not to extend the exemption granted to Zimbabwean nationals, which resulted in legal action by civil organisations. About 182,000 Zimbabweans holding the permit have been granted a year’s grace to migrate to other permits allowing them to remain in South Africa.

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