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%.
South Africa has an estimated 5.7-million people living with HIV and Aids, more than any other country on Earth.
A study of tuberculosis treatments has revealed that taking TB control out of the clinic and into the community can make a big difference.
Mine workers are seeking compensation expected to run into billions. They became ill after working on the mines, and were medically boarded.
The successes of SA's first public-sector ARV programme shows governments what can be achieved ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Aids.
TB and HIV-infected patients who can't pay for high-end medical insurance but can afford GP visits opt for state care, which offers better treatment.
Anglo American plc has offered medical treatment to 14 former miners who have brought a test case against its South African subsidiary.
We pay for antibacterial wipes while Third World children die because of a lack of basic sanitation.
The alarming increase in chronic conditions has the world's healthcare authorities worried.
An active approach to identifying TB at the community level is needed in a country with one of the highest rates of the disease in the world.