Citizen activists have warned that the water situation in South Africa is ‘dire and precarious’
Mark Heywood’s book avoids plain history. Instead it encourages its readers to reflect.
Those most at risk of HIV are still fighting to be heard. But there’s a lot we can learn from the fight against HIV.
Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.
A move to ban Wouter Basson from medicine has been met with a tongue-lashing from his lawyer.
Rent arrears have shut a clinic’s doors – just 500m from the Free State health MEC’s office.
Activists says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan misrepresented the true state of the country’s health in his budget speech.
Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib warned during a discussion about his book that the elite will not give up power to the poor unless they are coerced.
The ANC’s reaction to a civil society conference was "reminiscent of the paranoia of the Mbeki era", the conference co-hosts said on Wednesday.
HIV-positive people will be able to join the South African National Defence Force after it admitted in the Pretoria High Court on Friday that its policies preventing HIV-positive people from employment, foreign deployment and promotion in the armed forces were unconstitutional.
The battle to lead the African National Congress (ANC) pits an Aids dissident against a rival who took a shower as a form of safe sex, in a country that has the world’s highest rate of HIV infections. The ANC is electing its new leaders at a conference in Polokwane, Limpopo, that starts on Sunday.
The South African National Aids Council (Sanac) has adopted a strategic plan to respond to HIV/Aids challenges in the country, it said on Tuesday. This was announced at a Sanac conference in Johannesburg. Spokesperson Mark Heywood said the plan might not be perfect, but it was the best available as it had been endorsed by the Cabinet.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s statement concerning dual-therapy HIV treatment was a ”gross distortion of the truth”, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said on Tuesday. According to Tshabalala-Msimang, a 2001 court judgement limited her department to implementing only monotherapy nevirapine to HIV-positive pregnant mothers.