Tanzanian summit tackles ignorance of albinism

21 June 2016 The first Action on Albinism in Africa forum, held from 17 to 19 June in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, brought together over...

Sharpeville: from protest to peace

sharpeville2---thumbThe dusty town of Sharpeville has seen much history, from the massacre of peaceful protesters to the signing of the new Constitution of a democratic country. We look at the timeline of a place written into the history books.

Heroes needed to change stigma around Aids

adult education 572269 640HIV still carries a huge stigma, despite the many years it has been around and the masses of education undertaken by the public and private sectors. For the second year, Change the Stigma is seeking Positive Heroes to work to change the way people perceive those who are HIV-positive.

Oprah spreads her love

Thousands of women – and a few men – turned out to listen to Oprah Winfrey. She spoke about her drive to help Africa’s women change the continent, and the universal feeling was that she gave hope.
Oprah’s girls get 100% matric pass

UN ‘must tackle causes of genocide’

South African Navanethem Pillay, in her first major speech as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the UN had to do everything in its power to prevent genocide - and "the cycles of violence, the mobilisation of fear, and the political exploitation of difference" that lead to genocide.

Football legends meet Mandela

Brazilian football legend Pele, Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon and Fifa vice-president Jack Warner delivered a special gift to Nelson Mandela on the eve of the "90 minutes for Mandela" football match taking place in Cape Town on Wednesday to celebrate the great man's 89th birthday.

Govt acts on discriminatory pricing

The South African government is to move strongly against discriminatory or import parity pricing, which it sees as harming the potential of smaller, downstream industries to contribute to economic growth.

Oscar nomination for SA film

In a first for South African cinema, Yesterday - the first ever feature-length isiZulu film - has been nominated for a 2005 Academy Award in the category of best foreign language film.

Govt’s anti-corruption hotline

The government's national anti-corruption hotline allows South Africans to report fraudulent activities within the public service, while providing for a single database to improve the monitoring of corruption trends in the country.

Who will fund protected areas?

A senior economic adviser has urged delegates attending the fifth World Parks Congress in Durban to find new funding mechanisms for the conservation of protected areas.