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South Africa: Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise – South African News Briefs, September 7, 2022


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Update as at 16h45 SAST

Worldwide Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise

National Kidney Awareness Week is being commemorated currently until Friday September 9, 2022 and is shedding light on kidney health and how we can keep these vital organs healthy. The kidneys filter about half a cup of blood every minute, that’s around 180 litres per day. Globally, the incidents of renal disease is increasing. One out of 7 adults is impacted and the biggest reasons are underlying diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and the increased incidents of obesity seen in the population, Dr Christel du Buisson, a paediatric nephrologist at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital told Eye Witness News.

Brian Molefe Pays Back R30 Million Eskom Pension Money

Eskom said that it had fully recovered the funds which were unlawfully paid to its former CEO, Brian Molefe. The R30 million was paid into the pension and provident fund in 2016. The Pretoria High Court ruled in July this year that the High Court judgement of 2018 compelling Molefe to pay back the money be upheld. Question is: What of 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 precautionary measure, after trace levels of asbestos were detected in test samples from a batch of pharmaceutical-grade talc powder, used as raw material in the production of finished powder products. The Purity Essentials Baby Powder pack sizes are the 100g barcode 6009523601859, 200g barcode 6009523601866, and the 400g barcode 6009523601828, as well as the Purity & Elizabeth Anne’s Fresh Baby Powder 400g barcode  6009523604515.