Better HIV reporting in SA media

A recent study of HIV/Aids coverage in the South African media reveals a shift away from sensationalist writing towards a more human rights-orientated standard of reporting.

Dormant Aids Council awakens

With the South African government’s robust new policy on curbing the HIV/Aids pandemic, the long-dormant South African National Aids Council, headed by new CEO Dr Nono Simelela, is now flexing its muscle.

CSIR develops low-cost Aids drug

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has developed a low-cost method of manufacturing the antiretrovirals used to treat HIV/Aids, paving the way for more extensive HIV treatment across Africa.

African art inspires Dell laptops

African art inspires Dell laptops

US-based computer maker Dell has launched a laptop range that features exclusive artwork by three young artists - one Canadian, two African - pledging to donate US$20 (about R200) from each laptop sold to the Global Fund to help in the fight against HIV/Aids, TB and malaria in Africa.

Board games make learning fun

The educational power of the board game is being unleashed thanks to nifty creations by Afro Games – a one-man company that tackles pertinent social issues using customised games.

Angola’s four-year plan for health

Angola's new government is promising better health facilities at both primary and secondary care levels, as well as to reduce the prevalence of HIV/Aids over the next four years.

Aids ‘animerts’ spread message

An innovative new campaign using animated characters to communicate the HIV/Aids message to young South Africans promises to be both educational and entertaining.

Down-to-earth garden aids needy

Once a neglected dumpsite, the Siyakhana food garden has blossomed to play a vital role in meeting the nutritional needs of a handful of non-profit organisations that care for growing children as well as adults living with HIV/Aids.

My son died of Aids: Mandela

Nelson Mandela has taken the lead once more. By disclosing that his son Makgatho died due to Aids-related factors, he has shown the way to South Africans struggling to break the stigma that still surrounds the disease in the country.

A huge investment in education

Of South Africa’s over 12 million learners, more than 90 percent are in school - a far higher enrolment rate than in most other developing countries.


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