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Mopane worms ‘could help Aids nutrition’

Mopane worms, edible stinkbugs and other indigenous insects could be an important dietary supplement for poor people living with Aids, delegates to a symposium on the role of nutrition and traditional medicines in managing the disease heard in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Freda Adams tells court she cried after ugly insult

Former Western Cape MEC Freda Adams told the Cape High Court on Wednesday that she broke down in tears after Peter Marais told he she was ''not a woman''.

Cradock ‘apostle’ touts Aids cure

The Cradock ''apostle'' who last year predicted his own death, but carried on living anyway, is now offering what he claims is a cure for Aids and a range of other illnesses.

Aids researcher warns of complacency

A leading Aids researcher has slammed southern African governments for being slow, inadequate and unimaginative in their response to the Aids epidemic.

Aids activists target Manto the ‘deceiver’

Aids activists shouted down health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang on Tuesday when she tried to address a public health conference in Cape Town.

Buthelezi breaks his silence on Zimbabwe

Home Affairs Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi has taken his Zimbabwean counterpart to task for what he called the ''rapidly degenerating'' political situation in that country, saying it could lead to a flood of refugees.

Malatsi drawn into Big Bay furore

Former deputy social development minister David Malatsi has rejected any suggestion of improper involvement in another controversial property development.

Mining scorecard ready for publication

The ''scorecard'' that is to accompany the mining charter could be published before the end of this week, minerals and energy director general Sandile Nogxina said on Monday.

Department of Health in unusual company

The Department of Health has found itself in unusual company at the African National Congress' Stellenbosch conference, running a promotional stand almost alongside South Africa's largest cigarette manufacturer.

Watchdog rears its head at Desai hearings

The controversial Watchdog electronic device featured at the Desai Commission again on Monday when a National Intelligence Agency expert demonstrated how conversations bugged through it could be stored on computer and played back later.

Bizarre allegations fly at Harksen’s hearing

Jurgen Harksen has claimed that former Western Cape finance MEC Leon Markovitz once impersonated a doctor to speak to him confidentially in hospital.

Jeannette Harksen told to be in court… or else

JEANNETTE Harksen, wife of fugitive German businessman Jurgen Harksen, has been given an ultimatum to appear at an insolvency inquiry this week.

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