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Food justice is a pipe dream without tackling industry

May 20th, 2019       Opinion & Commentary  

The lack of access to healthy food is both a cause and a symptom of South Africa's structural inequalities.

Barberton Hospital leads the way

September 22, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Within the space of less than a year, a doctor has managed to turn a Mpumalanga hospital and its clinics into one of the jewels of the public health care system. ANSO THOM reports.

Living with AIDS

September 22, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Living with AIDS is a weekly audio feature which can be heard every Thursday on SAfm radio on the programme, “AM Live” at 6.45am. It’s presented by Sue Valentine.

Community caregivers refuse to give up

September 21, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

“Never give up. No, never give up. Never, never, never give up. No, never give up.” Swaying and clapping in unison, the women of Mzinoni outside Bethal seem to draw strength from singing before dispersing to visit their patients.

Mpumalanga women go to ‘war’

September 15, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Mpumalanga women in Bethal have banded together to visit bars and shebeens on a daily basis to arm their community against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Anso Thom joined them during one of their campaign visits.

Angel of Mercy

September 15, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

After Mercy Makhalemele disclosed that she was HIV positive, she lost almost everything. But she fought back and is now presenter of a TV series that offers practical advice to people living with HIV/AIDS. Kerry Cullinan reports.

Breaking the cycle of violence

September 15, 2000
Mental Health  

What can be done in societies with a legacy of violence and division to help heal children to enable them to develop to their full potential and break the cycle of violence and poverty? Sue Valentine attended a meeting of the Northern Ireland-South African colloquium for a day of realistic and inspiring discussion of what […]

AIDS prevention an election ploy?

September 14, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

According to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the recent announcement by Western Cape Minister of Health Nick Koornhof that the mother-to-child prevention of HIV/AIDS programme would be rolled out to five new areas next year may be little more than an election ploy.