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  • South Africa: Government accuse pharmaceutical companies of genocide

    By Mark | January 27, 2014

    Source: Mail and Guardian

    Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has accused a group of multinational pharmaceutical companies active in South Africa of conspiring against the state, the people of South Africa and the populations of developing countries – and of planning what amounts to mass murder.  Read the rest of this entry »

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    UNISON pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

    By Mark | December 6, 2013

    UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today paid tribute to the courage and determination of Nelson Mandela, who has died in South Africa.

    “Nelson Mandela was a truly great man. His courage, determination and dignity in the face of extreme and harsh imprisonment was an inspiration to the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Swaziland: Prospects for the future

    By Mark | December 1, 2013

    Swaziland held elections on 20 September, but they weren’t fair or credible. Many boycotted the polls, rather than giving credibility to a process which is controlled by chiefs, bans political parties and fails to meet international standards. ACTSA was joined by Wandile Dludlu, Coordinator of the Swaziland Democracy Campaign and Swaziland United Democratic Front shortly after the elections to build support for the Swaziland Democracy Campaign and highlight the denial of democracy and rights. Here Wandile talks to ACTSA about the Read the rest of this entry »

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    World AIDS Day 2013

    By Tony | December 1, 2013

    World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, is the 25th World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, communities and nations. Is it a day to celebrate, mourn, be thankful or downcast? In truth all of these. Read the rest of this entry »

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    South Africa: President Zuma gives State of the Nation Address

    By Mark | February 14, 2013

    State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town

    The Presidency

    President Zuma gave his State of the Nation Address to Parliament on 14 February. In it he highlighted five key priorities including education, health, the fight against crime, decent work, rural development and land reform. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Treatment Action Campaign turns 14 years old

    By Mark | December 11, 2012

    “In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason”

    Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was launched on 10 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. TAC turns fourteen (14) years today on the international human rights day. Read the rest of this entry »

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    SA nurses union welcome progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS

    By Mark | December 3, 2012

    Democratic Nurses Organsiation of South Africa: Commemorating World AIDS Day on a positive note

    As 1 December marked yet another World Aids Day, Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) notes the heart-warming progress the Read the rest of this entry »

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    WAD 2012 report from One says World Off Track for achieving beginning of end of AIDS by 2015

    By Mark | December 1, 2012

    To mark this year’s World AIDS Day One has produced a new accountability report to monitor progress made towards the beginning of the end of AIDS. Specifically, the report tracks progress made on three key targets-the virtual elimination of Read the rest of this entry »

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    Tutu calls for end to gay stigma to help tackle HIV

    By Mark | July 20, 2012

    BBC

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for homosexuality to be decriminalised to help tackle HIV.

    His comments come in an analysis in The Lancet journal of why incidence of the virus continues to grow among men who have sex with men. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Swaziland: HIV+ patients in a dilemma

    By Sarah | January 10, 2012

    Times of Swaziland, 10 January 2012

    Many HIV positive patients in the country cannot have their CD4 count checked as there are still no analyser machine reagents in the country’s hospitals.

    This is because government lacaks E7 million to purchase them, it has since been gathered. Read the rest of this entry »

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