Sexual Health

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Theatre company breaks down barriers to communication

Investing in the Future Youth Development Award. Winner: Drama for Life Theatre Company Project

Hlokomela takes healthcare to women who need it most

Investing in the Future Health Award Winner: Hlokomela Women's Clinic

A grim anniversary: Hundreds of clinics close as Trump’s gag rule turns one

Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping into fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough.

Did government waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again.

Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’

Queer people had only the heterosexual space for early lessons in sexual identity

Let us be childless by choice

Society must stay out of young women’s decision whether to have babies or not.

Let’s really talk about sex, baby: Improving sexuality education for children

Sexuality education forms part of the Life Orientation curriculum in South African schools to help learners navigate the challenges of growing up

Youth avoid sexual healthcare

Health services are available but the attitudes of medical staff deter young people

The female condom: Soft, stimulating and sexy sheaths open up a new world for couples

The government is making female condoms more accessible – and these come with extra benefits.

Youth-friendly sexual health clinics put Ugandans at ease

Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.

[From our archives] ‘I still have sex, even with HIV’

Two young people speak out about life, and love, and the very real risk of rejection.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs