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‘TAC protected the man who sexually harassed me’

July 19th, 2019       News  

One of the country’s most influential civil society organisations and its leaders may have flouted justice to protect a close ally, according to the woman who dared to speak up about her sexual harassment.

Ante-natal HIV survey – Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Mpumalanga top the list

March 20, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng have emerged as the epicentres of the HIV/AIDS epidemic raging in South Africa with the Free State following closely, according to the latest national HIV survey released yesterday(Tuesday). Based on the 16 548 blood samples tested in October 2000, it is estimated that nationally, 24,5% of the women who presented at […]

Welfare system set for an overhaul as it fails to reach the children

March 16, 2001
Children's Health  

South Africa’€™s welfare system is in the midst of a massive shake-up which stakeholders are hoping could result in government paying out more money to destitute children. At a recent meeting in Cape Town, about 90 roleplayers from the children’€™s sector and government officials, including those from a special committee charged with revising the entire […]

Existing grants and services

March 16, 2001
Children's Health  

Three grants are currently available to children, but they reach only a small percentage and it is difficult to access.

Statistics sketch a grim picture

March 16, 2001
Children's Health  

Statistics reflecting the “state of our children”

Black Sash and COSATU call for a grant for all children

March 16, 2001
Children's Health  

Black Sash and COSATU have made recommendations to the Committee and have called for a grant that is accessible to all children

How the system failed Mthobisi

March 16, 2001
Children's Health  

Mthobisi Simelane (7) has been orphaned and abandoned by his family at Mosvold Hospital in Ingwavuma, rural KwaZulu-Natal. Unless he gets a birth certificate, anyone caring for him will be unable to access any grants.

When health workers abuse HIV patients
Living with AIDS – programme 21

March 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Sadly, it would seem, that many healthworkers serving in clinics and hospitals around South Africa stigmatise and ridicule people with HIV/AIDS. When one woman in the Western Cape spoke out about it at a meeting recently, the room resounded with echoes of similar stories. Sue Valentine reports. [This feature was first broadast on “AM Live” […]