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DURBAN, June 14 - South Africa has committed to reinvigorating the response to the HIV/Aids epidemic, delegates at the country’s 9th Aids conference heard on Friday. The message formed part of the closing plenary at the four-day conference, which heard much about how “donor fatigue” and societal complacency had hampered the fight against the disease. The eThekwini Declaration, the culmination of decisions...
URBAN, June 13 – The results of a clinical study that will provide evidence about the potential link between three female contraceptives and an increased risk in HIV infection will be released at the 9th South African Aids Conference in Durban on Thursday afternoon. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study started in 2015, with trials eventually...
DURBAN, June 5 - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has promised stern action should anyone be found guilty of negligence following the death of a 23-year-old mother and her unborn baby at the General Justice Gizenga Memorial Hospital (GJGMH) in KwaDukuza last week. During an unannounced visit to Isithebe Clinic at Mandeni on Tuesday, Simelane-Zulu announced that an investigation will...
JOHANNESBURG, June 4 - Education activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on the government to urgently prioritize the safety of learners in schools and communities following the murder of a learner who was stabbed by a schoolmate next to Forest High School in Turffontein. “We welcome the arrest of a pupil after the incident. The government must take drastic steps to...
Coca-Cola South Africa has cut the sugar in its drinks by a quarter (26%) since government introduced a tax on sugary drinks, according to Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications for Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa. On 1 April 2018, Treasury imposed a Health Promotion Levy of 2.1 cents per gram of sugar on all sweetened drinks but made the first 4g of sugar...
A national strategic plan to tackle gender-based violence and femicide should be in its final stages to meet the May 2 deadline that was promised at the Presidential Summit against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide in November – but it stalled because it needed the president’s signature. The two-day summit brought together about 1200 government officials, activists and policymakers who deliberated on how...
JOHANNESBURG, April 9 - The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) announced on Tuesday that one of their public relations BTech students had been nominated for the business empowerment award at the South African Heroes Awards. "A budding businesswoman whose ambition knows no bounds is up for a prestigious national award for her heroics in leading social change through her exploits as...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15 – Algerian students are the latest example of how today’s youth, often accused of a self-absorbed lack of awareness of the world around them, are increasingly stepping up to have a say in their political destiny. Thousands of students have played a prominent role in protests that forced 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to back down from seeking a fifth term. Despite...
JOHANNESBURG, March 12 - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has advised the School Governing Body of Crystal Park High School not to rush the disciplinary hearing of the five schoolgirls who were caught on video assaulting a female student. The video showing a grade nine learner being attacked by five others went viral last week. The violent nature of the...
DURBAN, March 8 – Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Friday that one of the insecurities she faced as a young woman in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal was how she would manage in marriage, particularly when being pressured to tie the knot by community members. “I always have this feeling that marriage was a worry to me yet it was important...


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