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Tackling rape culture in schools

October 12, 2000       News  

How do we create a generation of young women who know their rights and young men who are less likely than their fathers to raise their fists? The Department of Basic Education believes we can learn from Sweden, and improve sexuality education in schools to teach learners about gender inequality, power, violence, and rape culture.

Low muscle tone and young children

October 12, 2000
Children's Health  

Three-year-old Alexander Heyns plays next to his mother at the physiotherapy centre, fitting shapes together into a box. “Look, mama, they are all in now,” he says, blue eyes sparkling. “When he first came here, he would never do this,” says his mother, Lynette. “He would come in shouting and charge around, touching everything. He […]

Quality of health care declines in SA

October 12, 2000
Health Funding  

Citizens’€™ access to healthcare services ‘€“ a right guaranteed in the Constitution — has deteriorated in many areas since 1994, despite the fact that pregnant women and children under the age of six now get free care.

No clarity on unicity health staff transfers

October 12, 2000
Health Management  

Despite the decision to transfer over 2 500 health workers from Gauteng province to Johannesburg once it becomes a unicity, no formal agreement exists between the city’€™s management and the province on how this will happen. KERRY CULLINAN reports.

Living with AIDS Programme 4

October 10, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

In this audio feature, a look at how the anti- AIDS Mother to Child Treatment programme works in Khayelitsha and meet one of the women who received AZT during her pregnancy.

Provinces delay on Nevirapine research

October 9, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Few provinces appear to have responded to an October 1 deadline for identifying their own sites for testing the efficacy of the drug Nevirapine in preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. KERRY CULLINAN reports.

Checking your breasts often could save your life

October 6, 2000
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Statistics from the Cancer Association of SA (Cansa) show that one in every 36 women in South Africa has breast cancer, now the most common cancer among South African women. ANSO THOM reports.

HIV causes AIDS

October 5, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Two organisations, both representing South African doctors and specialists, have in the past week come out in support of the widely accepted and scientifically proven theory that HIV causes AIDS.