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Industry threatens MP over sugar tax

September 8, 2000       News  

The chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance revealed in the National Assembly yesterday that he had received threats from industry-linked people to drop the tax on sugary drinks.

100% condom use among sex-workers is possible

September 8, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Developing countries like Cambodia are following the Thai example and implementing successful 100% condom use programmes for commercial sex workers. But some argue that the approach discriminates against commercial sex workers. Jo Stein reports

Pissing in the wind

September 8, 2000
HIV Prevention  

Regular virginity testing is seen as a solution to HIV/AIDS. But for the majority of virginity testers, assessing virginity has nothing to do with whether a girl’s hymen is intact. Many testers also not see virginity as an absolute state. There may be “grades” of relative virginity. One virginity tester from Zululand reported recently on […]

HIV/AIDS education for youngsters

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Western Cape pupils from Grade one are going to be taught about HIV/AIDS as past of the National Life Skills programme that will be implemented at all schools in the province within the next three years. More than a thousand primary school teachers in the Western Cape will undergo life skills training before March next […]

UCT to open private clinic by January 2001

September 1, 2000
Health Funding  

Groote Schuur’€™s medical centre for private patients is planning to open its doors in January next year while similar plans at Tygerberg Hospital have been put on hold.The University of Cape Town signed an agreement with a German partner, Rhoen-Klinikum earlier this year, to open a new UCT Medical Centre in Groote Schuur Hospital.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.

Labour legislation discourages volunteering in South Africa

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

There is little doubt of the urgent need to involve citizens in community development. But current labour legislation discourages, rather than encourages, volunteering in South Africa. Non-governmental organisations operating on shoestring budgets cannot afford to employ additional staff and need all the voluntary help they can get.