Cape 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.
Amidst the fear and hysteria around the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, Doctors Without Borders is stretched to its limits treating patients. It needs supplies, but most importantly, the organisation believes accurate information about the disease, like the fact that survivors develop a 10-year immunity, will contain its spread.
When choosing who to treat while under fire, Doctors Without Borders medics make life-altering decisions every day. Now the organisation asks if ordinary South Africans can handle those decisions, and to support the heroes who do.
With August being Women's Month, this Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at a few inspiring South African women who are Playing a Part by making a difference in their respective fields of life.
Dr Vanessa Naidoo's international career in medicine was inspired by Nelson Mandela's commitment to the health and wellbeing of South Africans. She reflects on her choice to serve as a healthcare practitioner and the importance of Mandela opening up about his son's death...
Dr Vanessa Naidoo's passion for people and medicine has led to her leaving the comforts of home to provide much-needed medical care for vulnerable people in some of the world's most dangerous places.