Newsflashes

3 December, 2015
Livestock management app, Modisar, has been crowned winner of the Botswanan leg of start-up pitching competition, Seedstars World, in the final African event of the world-touring competition.
3 December, 2015
Development partners have urged the Zimbabwean government to be more aggressive in tackling child marriage, which is a serious violation of human rights.
3 December, 2015
United States of America (USA) Ambassador, Virginia Palmer, has awarded K59.5 million grants to nine organisations working with people with disabilities across Malawi through the Ambassador's HIV and AIDS Small Grants Fund.
3 December, 2015
Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and her department have been lashed by senior judges for their ‘woeful’ inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo three years after a new curriculum was introduced.
3 December, 2015
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) says it plans to tackle the challenges and imbalances in the country through a campaign called ‘The South Africa We Pray For’‚ stating that research it commissioned shows that inequality today is far greater than it was at the end of apartheid.
3 December, 2015
Women’s rights group People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) says it is looking into Mzansi Magic’s reality show showing a man admitting to targeting schoolgirls for sex.
3 December, 2015
The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) says we are still a long way from realising a vaccine or a cure for HIV.
3 December, 2015
Thuliswa Sontsele, a social worker at South Coast Hospice, says dealing with people infected with HIV/AIDS is a difficult job. Sontsele says they work tirelessly in educating people about the importance of taking medication and to adhere to the treatment.
2 December, 2015
Japan has provided a grant-contract of around K9.5 million for two of its non-governmental organisations operating in the health sector in Zambia.
2 December, 2015
South Africa is among six countries where over half the world's adolescents living with HIV can be found.  
30 November, 2015
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged South Africans to continue to test for HIV in order to achieve an AIDS-free generation ahead of the World AIDS Day (1 December).
30 November, 2015
The South African government appears to have done an about-turn on its position on the United Nations resolution on the protection of human rights defenders after voting against it last week, it now says it will support the resolution when the matter is referred to the General Assembly.
30 November, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will serve its preliminary report on king Goodwill Zwelithini regarding its investigation into alleged xenophobic statements he made about foreigners in South Africa.  
30 November, 2015
South Africa - along with 13 other countries including North Korea, Sudan, Syria, China, Russia and Zimbabwe – has voted against adopting a resolution that would recognise threats against defenders of human rights.  
30 November, 2015
The United Nations has urged countries to ‘break the AIDS epidemic’ by doubling the number of people receiving HIV treatment within the next five years.  

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