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Two decades after Mandela’s release, SA struggles

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Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa is a vibrant democracy but the millions still living in poverty...

Rapid city growth threat to Africa’s development: UN

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Rapid and chaotic urbanisation is threatening sustainable development in Africa, the head of the UN housing agency said yesterday, but taking steps...

US rolls back AIDS drug prevention trial in Botswana

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US officials said they will change directions on one trial in Botswana trying to show whether it is possible to prevent HIV...

AIDS virus “prevention” gel fails in Africa

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US drug firm Endo Pharmaceuticals' gel designed to prevent infection with the AIDS virus has proved ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's...

UN launches 2010 appeal for aid to Zimbabwe

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The United Nations has launched its 2010 Consolidated Appeal Process for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, UN Assistant Secretary...

HIV+ deployments now possible: SAMHS

The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) says a better understanding of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) makes it possible for the...

More funds needed for TB tests, drugs, vaccines

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Health experts yesterday called for more research funding to develop better diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs for tuberculosis, which killed 1.8 million...

South Africa to expand AIDS treatment: Zuma

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South Africa, with the world's highest HIV caseload, will roll out life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to significantly more people infected with the virus...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...