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Soweto, heartbeat of the nation

Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and alive with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists in search of more than sun, sea and the big five.

Professor Sliwa: the heart of African cardiology

Born in Germany, Professor Karen Sliwa has lived in South Africa since 1992. The cardiologist and University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher has helped...

16 June 1976: ‘This is our day’

It is a day violently etched on the South African collective conscience. Commemorated over 30 years later as Youth Day, an official holiday, it is the day that honours the deaths of hundreds of Soweto schoolchildren, a day that changed the course of the country's history: 16 June 1976.

Drug rehab centre opens in Soweto

A free facility to treat drug and alcohol addiction has opened in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where people - mostly from southern Joburg - who cannot afford private treatment will get the help and tools they need to turn around their lives and make a positive contribution to society.

Dr Benn builds a clinic without walls

The HJ Breast Clinic is a place where a multitude of medical and social disciplines look at the whole of the patient during treatment. The idea is a health system that treats its patients as whole beings and not just a collection of diseased organs – and imagine if more medical professionals gave of their time.

New district hospital opens in Soweto

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi officially opened the R730-million, 300-bed Zola-Jabulani District Hospital in Soweto on Wednesday, saying the new facility would help to ease the load on Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Soweto: from struggle to suburbia

Twenty years of freedom have transformed Soweto, once a sprawling dormitory dumping ground for Johannesburg's black workers, into a green and attractive city of its own, with housing, parks, shopping malls, efficient public transport and a vibrant tourist trade.

Keeping South Africa’s youth drug-free

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, paying tribute to the school pupils and ordinary citizens who lost their lives during the Soweto uprisings of 16 June 1976, while focusing on inspiring and empowering the country's youth.

Keep our youth drug-free

youth-pyp-textsmallJune is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, paying tribute to the school pupils and ordinary citizens who lost their lives during the Soweto uprisings of 16 June 1976 – 37 years ago.

South Africa makes strides in fighting HIV

The South African health fraternity has made strides in curbing HIV/Aids mother-to-child transmission rates in Soweto, bringing incidences down from 8% in 2008 to 2% in 2011.
Keeping the story of HIV alive in South Africa