South Africa lost nearly 100 000 people to TB last year – three-quarters of whom were HIV-positive. Reducing the burden will benefit the economy.
The global TB rate has been falling by 1.5% per year – far slower than the 10% yearly declines needed to end TB within twenty years.
This week it was the mining companies' turn to tell the court why they can't be held responsible for the suffering of thousands of former mineworkers.
The historic class-action suit brought by gravely ill former gold miners and their families will push the boundaries of the country's court system.
From taxi driver to TB-care champion, Zamani Dlamini brings hope to the sick in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
The high court in Johannesburg has to decide how to process a case of this size, which mining companies say is impossible.
The HIV and TB epidemics are being exacerbated by a chronic shortage of health workers in prisons.
An interdisciplinary study based at UCT has opened treatment of tuberculosis to cultural considerations.
India has dispatched an unlikely hero to promote tuberculosis awareness and battle its stigma.
Southern African health officials and international agencies will sign an agreement in Swaziland to reduce TB and HIV in the region's mining sector.
The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.
Scientists have been energised by the results of a drug trial carried out in South Africa which was found to have killed 99% of patients' TB bacteria.
Anglo American SA could be facing legal action as workers say there are inadequate safety measures in place in their mining operations.
A labour dispute is boiling at the South African National Aids Council, raising concerns over their ability to implement the national strategic plan.
World Health Organisation leads calls for urgent action as inadequate treatment allows disease to build up new resistance.
The state is rolling out a massive plan to deal with TB in SA mines, where the disease kills 13 times as many miners than accidents do each year.
Southern Africa has little reason to celebrate, given the massive HIV funding cuts that threaten to take the region back to where it was 10 years ago.
The death rate in South Africa, particularly among young adults, is on the decrease, according to Statistics South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma has presented a five-year plan to reduce new HIV and TB infections by 50%.