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We’re hiring: Junior Project Manager

The Noakes Foundation is looking for a Junior Project Manager  with an interest in research. Role responsibilities: Liaise, set and attend meetings with relevant stakeholders Support the planning and implementation of projects Provide administrative support to projects Track project progress Write and develop report plans Support with general smooth running of projects Required attributes: In [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|

Women’s Health: Confessions of a RUSH-O-HOLIC

I have a confession. I am a  recovering RUSH-A-HOLIC. Most days I like to believe that I am in remission and to give myself some credit I have done (and continue to do) a lot of hard work to improve my perspectives and live fully. I’ve gone from rushing most of the time to rushing [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|

Live better, Eat Better: Success begins in the mind

Why are some people seemingly effortlessly motivated to eat better while others struggle? The answer to this question is one I have long pondered. As a doctor, I’ve often fallen into the ‘rescuer’ trap. With firsthand experience of what devastation poor diet and lifestyle choices can inflict, I’ve tried too hard to ‘help’ my patients [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|

Prof Tim Noakes: Thoughts on a 50 years association with the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. December 2018.

Background: On June 8th 2018 my trial before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) finally came to an end. After 28 days in court, tens of millions of rands spent in total by both parties to the dispute, and before two separate HPCSA committees, I was found innocent of all charges, bringing the [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|

We’re hiring: Junior Administration & Communications Executive

The Noakes Foundation seeks to appoint a junior Administration & Communications Executive. This role is to support the overall administration of the foundation and work closely with some of the senior team members. Role responsibilities include: Support general administration of the business Responding to social media and email enquiries Supporting ad hoc website updates Manage [...]

By | March 25th, 2019|

For the love of Pasta – Meet the inspiration behind Skinny Pasta SA and stand a chance to WIN!

Skinny Pasta took a look at pasta cuisine and created a new, flavourful fresh recipe which is low calorie, Banting friendly and has a slightly softer texture than the previous recipe that makes it a favourite among calorie and carb-conscious pasta lovers. Their proprietary formula is a completely odour free, pre-cooked Konjac product. Skinny Pasta [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|

Meet the Inspiration behind NuMe/Nutriseed and stand a chance to WIN

  Entrepreneur Nadine Hardy Petzer is the Managing Director of Nutriseed and is defined as a considerate disrupter who likes to challenge conventions. She is a high-energy individual and has good instincts; easily spotting gaps in the market.   Her desire to eat delicious food, that’s equally nourishing and healthy, without the hassle of exhaustive [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|

Let’s Talk Nutrition: An interactive workshop with MEC Fritz and Professor Tim Noakes

On the 20th of February, The Noakes Foundation had the privilege of hosting a workshop on nutrition with the minister of social development. “We have wanted to work with state welfare and healthcare for so long on our mutual visions of supporting a better, healthier country through our understanding of how to dramatically improve lives, [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|

Meet the Inspirational Team of Banting Blvd

Banting Blvd was founded by Gail van Niekerk in 2014. As a product developer with over 30 years of experience, she has always been passionate about creating delicious tasting food that makes you feel and look your best. This is why she researched the Banting diet with unbounded enthusiasm. This inspired a “wow” moment upon [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|

What are the people in South African townships really eating?

Towards the end of last year, The Noakes Foundation facilitated research that was done by two undergraduate students from the Netherlands who wanted to study the perceptions around the dietary habits, as well as the dietary intake of people living in South African township communities who have type 2 diabetes (T2D). Localising information & research [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|
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