Tuesday, 3 August 2010 - 16:02

Article by Nonkosi Khumalo, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campain. Originally published by the Sowetan on 3 August 2010.

In his column published in the Sowetan on 27 July 2010 (“Research on HIV prevention gel put black lives at risk”), Andile Mngxitama viciously attacks South African researchers who recently announced a huge breakthrough in the development of a microbicide, a gel that they hope women will be able to use to reduce their risk of being infected with HIV from sex.  Under the guise of black consciousness he distorts facts, takes an opinion on something he...

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Monday, 2 August 2010 - 11:35

ETV is promoting quackery by airing Christ Embassy’s weekly info commercial at 7:30 on Sunday mornings. During the commercial the pastor who runs the church claims to faith-heal a number of diseases including cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Christ Embassy's website claims that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the proprietor of this church, can faith-heal HIV. By claiming to heal life-threatening conditions, Christ Embassy is leading people to believe that they no longer have to adhere to treatment or seek appropriate medical care.

South Africa is facing dual HIV/TB epidemics and...

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 - 16:32

Programme director, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen

Let me start by thanking the organisers of the 18th International AIDS Conference for inviting me to address this plenary session. In the past South Africa has been the subject of much criticism at these conferences for being a heavily divided country on its approach to the HIV and AIDS pandemic. However, I can stand before you today and state categorically that in 2010 all of South Africa is united behind our work on HIV prevention and treatment. Through the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) a...

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 - 13:32

 I would like you to know that Francinah is a remarkable woman.  We owe her so many thanks for her unending support of so many of our staff.  She is so confident and so competent that she has a really strong influence on all who come into contact with her.  I believe she has saved many lives right here at Leeways, and we all thank her – and the TAC for enabling her to do what she does so well – from the bottom of our hearts.

Dear Moses
(TAC Mopani PTL Coordinator)

I am just writing to inform you about how wonderful Francinah Chauke is and how very much she has assisted...

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 - 13:29

On 16 July 2010 Tzaneen Branches/ Mariveni/ Kgapane/ Khujwani/Dani/ Joppie/ Ramalema/ Mogapeng had a sexual offence campaign /march/ to support a rape case for sentence for a father who raped his step daughter. It was a follow up on this rape case as we started this follow up from March until now. About 96 People attended together with our partner organization profound group. The case was postponed to 18 July. We will continue to support the prosecution of this case.

Nkowa Nkowa at Ritavi Magistrate Court

On 16 July 2010 Tzaneen Branches/ Mariveni/ Kgapane/ Khujwani/Dani/...

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