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11 Jan 2017
 
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Anti-vaccination blog revives debunked HPV story
AFRICA CHECK
The post on an anti-vaccination website was damning. The headline “Bill Gates uses 30,000 Indian girls as guinea pigs to test cancer vaccine” appeared on the Organic & Healthy blog in October last...
 
 
30 Dec 2016
 
Congo opposition leader says talks on political deal faltering
DRC LEADERSHIP
Talks to ease Congo President Joseph Kabila out of power next year and quell protests over him overstaying his mandate are hanging by a thread, an opposition leader said ahead of the resumption of...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
HIV/AIDS stigma a problem, says public sector union
HEALTH
Although South Africa had made strides in the the fight against HIV/AIDS through the biggest treatment programme in the world, stigma continued to hold back progress in eliminating the disease, the...
 
 
30 Nov 2016
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the mass memorial rally of former President of the Republic of Cuba Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba (29/11/2016)
Topics
The people and government of the Republic of South Africa learned with sadness of the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century,...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
Prophylactic Law vs. Prophylactic Medicine: are they really in conflict?
KISCH IP
“For Africa to move forward, you really got to get rid of malaria” – Bill Gates The words PROPHYLAXIS and PROPHYLACTIC are derived from the 16th century French word “prophylactique”, from the Greek...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
Is enough being done? - MPs debate violence against women, children
VIOLENCE
Members of Parliament (MPs) debated issues around the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign on Tuesday in a dialogue that was overshadowed by squabbling between...
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
DoH GP: Gauteng Health mitigates any potential water borne disease outbreaks in Alex
STATEMENT
In a bid to mitigate any potential water borne disease outbreaks, the Gauteng MEC for Health Ms Qedani Mahlangu, have dispatched an outbreak response team in the surrounding areas of Juskei River...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
Trump hears the primal scream
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Tuesday this week, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), kindly reassured South African whites they would not be slaughtered – just yet – when black people came to take...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
Fezeka should be remembered - Ramaphosa
HIV/AIDS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says people living with HIV/Aids, like Fezeka "Khwezi" Kuzwayo was, should be remembered by the country. Ramaphosa was answering questions in the National Council...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
South Africa has not reached tipping point - Mbeki
POLITICS
Former President, Thabo Mbeki, said on Tuesday while the country was in a general crisis, it had not reached tipping point. “I have argued that our country is immersed in a general crisis....
 
 
13 Oct 2016
 
TB Alliance: Statement on WHO Tuberculosis report
STATEMENT
The newly released global tuberculosis (TB) report from World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting the grim reality that more people are dying of TB than previously thought. According to the...
 
 
10 Oct 2016
 
People in Africa are living longer but lifestyle diseases are rising
THE CONVERSATION
Malaria, HIV, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are the leading killers on the African continent, according to a recently released study looking at the burden of diseases across the world. In 1980 the list...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
Do cancer & kidney failure kill more Kenyans than malaria, TB & AIDS?
AFRICA CHECK
When Kenya’s ruling coalition gathered recently to form a single party, deputy president William Ruto used the opportunity to highlight the administration’s achievements. At the launch of the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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