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14 January, 2015
 “… [men] here are more worried about getting their girlfriend pregnant than they are about HIV,” reveals a study conducted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) in Swaziland.
14 January, 2015
More than 500 community and faith-based organisations (FBOs) in Zambia last year received support from the United States’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Programme to implement HIV and AIDS prevention programmes and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).
13 January, 2015
Barely eight months into his term of office, Malawian President Peter Mutharika and his government face the wrath of the country’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which are set to demonstrate against what they claim is bad governance, nepotism and failure to fix a moribund economy.
13 January, 2015
Zimbabwean civil society has been urged to drop the ‘narrow’ ‘regime change agenda’ and refocus on political, social and economic reforms which have a direct bearing on the lives of Zimbabweans.
13 January, 2015
The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) says that about 60 percent of South Africa’s estimated 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive.
13 January, 2015
The University of Cape Town’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship says the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, has been taken to task for not engaging with relevant experts in a sector that is at a critical low point in South Africa.
13 January, 2015
The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has launched an urgent application to overturn the suspension of Hawks commander lieutenant general, Anwa Dramat – as well as the appointment of the acting head, major general, Berning Ntlemeza.
12 January, 2015
In the quest to address the challenge of youth unemployment and access to education, the National Youth Development Agency is introducing the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund.
12 January, 2015
A programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU) has helped small-scale farmers in dry areas of Zimbabwe ward off hunger and generate income by commercialising indigenous plants.
8 January, 2015
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation reports that the South African government has condemned the attack on French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed in Paris.
8 January, 2015
Armed police evict more than 200 families from a farm in eastern Zimbabwe to create space for a game park proposed by first lady Grace Mugabe.
8 January, 2015
Following the killing of 12 people at France's Charlie Hebdo weekly, renowned cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro known as Zapiro warns of shrinking media freedom.
7 January, 2015
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng says getting a ‘piece of paper’ when you complete matric is not enough.
8 December, 2014
Zambia’s Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Emerine Kabanshi, says that government recognises the efforts of volunteers and has pledged to support their work.
8 December, 2014
According to Log Raditlhokwa, a social commentator, many homosexuals and those who support their sexual rights lobby in Botswana and outside the country are elated.

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