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    A gift from ACTSA this festive season

    Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

    Join ACTSA between now and 12th January 2011 and as a thank you we’ll enter you in a special prize draw to win a signed copy of Peter Hain’s recently release biography of Nelson Mandela. You could also give ACTSA membership as a gift to family and friends, and we’ll enter you in the draw. [...]

    Ian Stuart: A tribute

    Monday, December 20th, 2010

    by Mike Sparham, ACTSA Standing Orders Committee I was shocked and greatly saddened by the sudden death of Ian Stuart on 15 December 2010.

    South Africa: Government wins battle for cheaper AIDS drugs

    Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

    Tighter competition lets minister deliver on promise of lower prices Tamar Kahn, Business Day Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi yesterday delivered on his promise to slash the cost of AIDS drugs, announcing that the government would pay half the price it did for the same medicines just two years ago.

    Angola’s Dos Santos meets Zuma in historic state visit

    Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

    Mail & Guardian online, 14 Dec 2010 Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Tuesday started an historic first state visit to South Africa, a trip aimed at ending decades-long enmities between two of the region’s major economies.

    25th Anniversary of the founding of COSATU

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 4 December 2010 The General Secretary’s welcoming address to the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of COSATU We are workers of South Africa, united under the banner of COSATU. We are creators of the wealth that is enjoyed by a small minority, which has hijacked the wealth we create for [...]

    Rape in the Congo: It must stop!

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

    By Victoria Dove Dimandja and Jose Musau Kalanda, It must stop campaign The Congolese people have endured Africa’s longest and deadliest war. The scramble for Congo’s enormous mineral wealth has fuelled a conflict which has claimed the lives of more than 6 million people since 1996, and ongoing mass rapes. This is the worst humanitarian [...]

    Defending LGBT rights in Africa

    Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

    Progress, 30 November 2010 by Michael Cashman MEP As the US evangelical right takes its anti-gay battles to Africa, the need is urgent to uphold human rights there, on the ground and at the UN and, not to fear the ‘sovereignty’ argument – the same as was used about apartheid.

    HIV/AIDS in South Africa

    Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

    Mark Beacon, December 1, 2010 Today millions of people across South Africa will mark World AIDS Day with the message ‘We are responsible’. The campaign, which is focused on the role that all South Africans can play in addressing the pandemic, will run until June next year; the ambitious deadline the government has set itself for [...]