The Promise and Peril of Do-It-Yourself HIV Testing

[Bhekisisa] Today, South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme and almost one in every two people living with the virus has access to antiretrovirals (ARVs), estimates the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids). Still, …

[Bhekisisa] Today, South Africa boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme and almost one in every two people living with the virus has access to antiretrovirals (ARVs), estimates the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids). Still, this means that almost 50% of HIV-positive South Africans continue to miss out on life-saving medication.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pride and Prejudice – It’s Time That Evidence, Not Stigma, Drive SA’s Drug Policies

[Bhekisisa] South Africa has taken a lead in the HIV response, but HIV won’t be overcome until the country faces some hard truths about drug abuse and its own prejudices. The country defied private interests when, for example, it faced major pharmaceut…

[Bhekisisa] South Africa has taken a lead in the HIV response, but HIV won't be overcome until the country faces some hard truths about drug abuse and its own prejudices. The country defied private interests when, for example, it faced major pharmaceutical companies in court in 2001 in an attempt to offer the best access to treatment for its citizens. It went on to become one of the few countries in the region to commit to funding the bulk of its treatment programme nationally.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deputy President Drops Mysterious Hint on Sex Emails As He Addresses House

[Daily Maverick] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday hinted at a further statement over the Sunday Independent write-up of leaked emails on extramarital affairs. “I thought I should do something unprecedented and start off by addressing a mat…

[Daily Maverick] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday hinted at a further statement over the Sunday Independent write-up of leaked emails on extramarital affairs. "I thought I should do something unprecedented and start off by addressing a matter which has embroiled me... because I work with all of you across party lines. I will be addressing this matter in a day or two... I do need to take responsibility and be accountable," he said, days after denying all but one affair in a statement describing an escalating "d

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

To Achieve Equal Opportunity, SA Needs Quality Education

[ISS] The best way to achieve and maintain equal opportunity in South Africa is through quality education that targets the poor and offers them the means to gain experience and advance their prospects in a substantial way.

[ISS] The best way to achieve and maintain equal opportunity in South Africa is through quality education that targets the poor and offers them the means to gain experience and advance their prospects in a substantial way.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Watch Out Wonder Woman – Chibok Girls Inspire Marvel’s New Superhero

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman, here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Com…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman, here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Comics.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ex Broadcasting Chief Loses His Friends in Court

[Daily Maverick] Wednesday was a bad day for Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The former SABC boss, who is being held accountable in court for the legal costs of firing employees who opposed his policies last year, had no friends left. He is fast becoming irrelevant…

[Daily Maverick] Wednesday was a bad day for Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The former SABC boss, who is being held accountable in court for the legal costs of firing employees who opposed his policies last year, had no friends left. He is fast becoming irrelevant and might face a hefty bill on the way. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa