Cultural role in gender-based-violence and HIV to be probed
The Department of Women, Children and people with with Disabilities is to focus on the role of culture in the battle against HIV and gender violence.
Organised by the department in partnership with the UN Joint Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) and the Tipfuxeni Community Counselling Centre, the topic will be spotlighted at the community dialogue, Culture, HIV and Gender-based Violence - from one generation to another, being held at the University of Limpopo today.
Aids device that detects bombs?
On Saturday the Egyptian army unveiled a "miraculous" device it claims will detect and cure Aids and hepatitis.
But the device named C-Fast, looks eerily similar to a fake bomb detector sold by a British company to Iraq in the late 2000s, reports mashable.com.
SA’s teen pregnancy crisis
A shocking 80 000 babies are born to schoolgirls under the age of 18 in South Africa annually and illegal abortions are spiraling up.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi revealed this during the launch in Tembisa yesterday of a contraceptive (the subdermal) implant which will prevent women from falling pregant for a three-year-period.
Health budget praised
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi yesterday lauded the R145.7bn allocated to the health ministry for the 2014-15 budget.
Of this amount R52.3bn is for district health services, R26.7bn for provincial services and R24.3bn for central health services.
Healthcare delivery transformed
Over the last five years, 736 medical practitioners, 111 medical specialists and 2 035 nurses have been appointed.
Magashule said that considering the current administration had inherited a fragmented health system, with poor health outcomes in 1994, they had managed to successfully transform the national healthcare delivery system.
SA youth want safer sex
A new sex poll has revealed a positive mind shift to safer sex behaviour among South African youths.
The study was conducted by the country's largest mobile portal, Young Africa Live (YAL), which is part of the Praekelt Foundation that also found that the youth are conservative and deeply rooted in their beliefs.
Welkom radio show puts focus on old school music, community upliftment and HIV
Old school music is hardly featured on air these days but two DJs are determined to revive it by giving it a lot of airtime on their show.
Mookho Khiba and Bongani Mbongo are two young presenters from The Rock FM community radio station in Welkom who are keen to promote old school local music on their show titled Tsa Rona meaning Ours at Midday every Sunday.
Bid to deport gay doctor despite court order
Immigration officials tried to deport a Ugandan doctor and LGBTI rights activist yesterday, despite a high court ruling the night before ordering that he be released from their custody.
The Department of Home Affairs is appealing the order.
Dr Paul Semugoma has been living in South Africa since 2012.
Marikana community vows to end new STI cases
Members of the public who attended the annual sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and condom awareness week campaign in Marikana vowed to work hard to stop new cases.
STIs have been central to the spread of HIV-Aids and the campaign sought to highlight awareness of the symptoms and signs of these diseases, promote condom usage and advocate for delayed sexual encounters especially to the youth of school-going age.
SA has a good story on health care
Stakeholders in the health industry have welcomed the progress the country has made in fighting HIV-Aids.
Delivering his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted the milestones achieved in the health system, which have led to millions of people benefitting from improved access to treatment.
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