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Living positively:  Saidy Brown, Mafikeng

Living positively: Saidy Brown, Mafikeng

Ufrieda Ho, Spotlight, and Leonora Mathe, Treatment Action Campaign Saidy Brown shares how she used social media to speak openly about her
Health4Sale: How the Limpopo Department of Health went rogue to protect Buthelezi HEMS

Health4Sale: How the Limpopo Department of Health went rogue to protect Buthelezi HEMS

In a remarkable judgment asserting the rule of law, the North Gauteng High Court has ordered the Limpopo Department of Health to obey court
Health4Sale: Free State – Multi-million Rand contract delivers dodgy medical equipment

Health4Sale: Free State – Multi-million Rand contract delivers dodgy medical equipment

Brand new theatre beds are broken within months and sub-standard anaesthesia machines stand unused following the award of a multi-million
Living positively: Tshepo Ngoato, Midrand, Gauteng

Living positively: Tshepo Ngoato, Midrand, Gauteng

When Tshepo Ngoato’s doctor and aunt sat him down to tell him he was HIV-positive, he felt as if his world had crashed before his eyes
Living positively: Shakira Namwanje, Uganda

Living positively: Shakira Namwanje, Uganda

Uganda has about 1.4 million people living with HIV, with women – and young women especially – disproportionately affected. According
Access denied

Access denied

Activists blame government for limited access to abortion services in the public sector.
The dangers of vaginal douching

The dangers of vaginal douching

Ever heard of using plain yoghurt, or a mixture of Stoney and Lemon Twist, or cinnamon and milk? Well, these are some of the ‘remedies’
Period-shaming must fall

Period-shaming must fall

Ufrieda Ho, Spotlight Statistics about menstruation and girls’ missed school days in South Africa have been guesstimates at best, and
The cost of liberation

The cost of liberation

A moment of true liberation came for Thembi Mahlathi when she was standing at a supermarket check-out queue. In her shopping basket, for
DREAMS and She Conquers

DREAMS and She Conquers

An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to
Improving SRHR access for queers in South Africa

Improving SRHR access for queers in South Africa

Melusi Dlamini shares his take on the state of play when it comes to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of the LGBTQIA+
UNAIDS must Address Culture of Impunity, Michel Sidibé Must Go!

UNAIDS must Address Culture of Impunity, Michel Sidibé Must Go!

By 23 leading women activists Note: This op-ed is adapted from a letter sent by Vuyiseka Dubula and 22 other leading women activists to the
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