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SA lags on access to sexual and reproductive health...

June 24th, 2019       News  

South African women bear the brunt of inadequate sexual and reproductive health policies, which are often great on paper but lacklustre when it comes to being implemented in government clinics and hospitals that serve the majority of the population.

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.

Virginity testing cannot prevent HIVAIDS

September 1, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

With their panties scrunched up in their hands, the girls laying in a row on the ground of a township football stadium range from five to 22 years old. The virginity tester, whose job it is to determine whether the girls are still virgins, uses the same pair of gloves for all 85 girls. Certificates […]

Western Cape steams ahead with MTC programme

September 1, 2000
HIV Prevention  

While central government is pursuing further pilot studies on the use of the drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child (MTC) HIV transmission, the Western Cape is rolling out an MTC prevention programme using the drug, AZT.

Protecting kids from tobacco advertising

September 1, 2000
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Large numbers of children as young as seven years old can recognise product logos and names – even for products they don’€™t use such as cigarettes, snuff and beer.This, says Dr Krisela Steyn of the Medical Research Council, is all the more reason why the new tobacco control legislation should impose strict controls on the […]