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Industry threatens MP over sugar tax

July 7, 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.

Nkosi not yet ready to go to heaven

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

The red ribbon pinned to his windbreaker is the first thing you notice. Then the wide smile, the huge, deep-sunken eyes and his incredibly frail body. Nkosi Johnson (11), touted for many years by the media as one of the longest HIV survivor in the country, is ill.

The man behind South Africa’s AIDS vaccine

July 7, 2000
HIV Prevention  

It’s like putting a man on the moon. They believed and knew they could do it. We believe and there is a firm scientific conviction that a vaccine against AIDS will be developed.” Dr Walter Prozesky, the driving force behind South Africa’s effort to find an AIDS vaccine, speaks this with “firm conviction”.

AIDS’ first couple – a formidable team

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

If there were such a title, thirty-something Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim would be South Africa’€™s “first couple” of HIV/AIDS research.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Speaking out to protect science

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Professor Hoosen “Jerry” Coovadia used to be a draw-card speaker at anti-apartheid rallies. Yet today he finds himself at odds with the very democratic government he fought so hard to install over its HIV/AIDS policy.

Journalists, ethics and HIV/AIDS

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is death rather than renaissance that draws the foreign press to Africa. But where are the ethics that protect HIV/AIDS sufferers from unscrupulous journalists?

AIDS patients die while government fails to support established projects

July 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Despite the fact that state hospitals cannot afford to care for those dying of AIDS, government’€™s failure to work with non-governmental organisations is undermining volunteer home-care projects in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past six months, Sinosizo, a home-based care organisation started by the Catholic Church, has closed its operations in the entire Western Region ‘€“ including […]