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HIV project aims to reduce new infections among young women

Women in their late teens and early 20s make up a large percentage of new HIV infections in South Africa, despite ongoing awareness programmes....

The NDP at five: lessons learnt, emerging challenges and enhancing implementation

The plan was about our dreams and aspirations and actionable steps to achieve them, said Minister Jeff Radebe, in recounting its successes. Sulaiman Philip The National...

Women in Science awards

Women were the largest untapped global reservoir of talent, the audience was reminded at the Women in Science awards, where the country’s leading female...

67 minutes at a children’s home on Mandela Day

A team from Brand South Africa, the SA Men's Hockey Team and other stakeholders spend Nelson Mandela International Day at the New Jerusalem Children's...

South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Glenda Gray on 2017 Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Dr Glenda Gray, the pioneering medical researcher, who specialises in the search for a vaccine for HIV/Aids, is the only South African to be...

Finding our way again: South Africa’s Aids journey

As South Africa prepares to host the International Aids Conference for the second time, it's worth reflecting on the massive strides the nation has...

South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Four South African innovations have made it on to this year's list of 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa. Its aim is to encourage local solutions to challenges and inspire continued growth on the continent. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in June in Botswana.

Watch: Living with HIV, challenging stigma

In a series of powerful videos, South Africans of all kinds share their experiences of finding out they were HIV-positive, and how being open about their status helped them fight the stigma of the virus and find real support from true friends and family.

World Aids Day 2014: Zero stigma, zero discrimination

Using the UNAids World Aids Day theme for 2011 to 2015 – “Getting to Zero” – over the next 12 months South Africa will focus on achieving zero discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero Aids-related deaths.

Circus concert to tackle HIV stigma

zip-zap---thumbCape Town's Zip Zap Circus works with HIV-positive youth. A concert in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Treatment Action Campaign on World Aids Day will promote putting condoms in schools, sticking to your treatment and overturning the stigma of the virus.