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Spotlight on health MECs: Phophi Ramathuba

Spotlight on health MECs: Phophi Ramathuba

It’s a health budget day in Limpopo, and MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba is set to address a packed council sitting in Lebowakgomo on how R18
New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National AIDS Council His appointment follows the
Spotlight on health MECs: Gwen Ramokgopa

Spotlight on health MECs: Gwen Ramokgopa

Government’s merry-go-round of political appointments saw Gwen Ramokgopa return to the position of MEC for Health in Gauteng in February
Spotlight on TAC Provinces

Spotlight on TAC Provinces

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) reports for Spotlight on some of its recent work in the seven provinces where TAC has branches and

IN FOCUS: Treatment in 2017

Treatment for HIV and opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis is evolving. Spotlight asked some of South Africa’s leading experts to bring us up-to-date on some cutting-edge treatment-related issues.

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Modernising ART

Modernising ART

By Dr Michelle Moorhouse - Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa seems set for a revolution with a new drug combination that is ...
Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

“A few weeks ago we lost Prudence Mbele, a beloved long-time activist living openly with HIV, who died of TB Prudence was famous for her ...
Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Cryptococcosis (“crypto”) is a common AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection worldwide It has been neglected for many years This ...
10 things to know about TB in South Africa

10 things to know about TB in South Africa

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a crisis in South Africa Here are 10 quick facts about the state of TB in South Africa

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Opinion: Return of the quacks

Opinion: Return of the quacks

For a long time, South Africa has been a country where charlatans are able to flourish and peddle dangerous remedies for all kinds of ...
Opinion: Will we get the NSP right this time?

Opinion: Will we get the NSP right this time?

By Marcus Low, Spotlight Editor - At the end of this year South Africa’s big plan to fight HIV and tuberculosis (TB) comes to an end The ...
Opinion: Dear Deputy President Ramaphosa

Opinion: Dear Deputy President Ramaphosa

This open letter from Mark Heywood appeared on Spotlight’s website and in the Daily Maverick at the end of August While we are three ...
Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Delays at the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has meant that the new NSP (National Strategic Plan) will now only be ready in ...

Videos

VIDEO: #FireBenny

VIDEO: #FireBenny

The Treatment Action Campaign and partners recently held a meeting to establish the Free State People’s Health Coalition More than
VIDEO: The Price of Gold

VIDEO: The Price of Gold

  Judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others, will
VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

TB scientist Professor Nulda Beyers speaks about the critical needs to employeers to enable employees to get tested and treated for TB
VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

Health journalist Lungi Langa shares her journey of being diagnosed with TB, surviving the horrid treatment and then having to deal with