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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 - 09:54

On 2 November 2009, Statistics South Africa released the latest mortality data, which goes up to 2007 (Stats SA, 2009). You do not need to be a statistician to be astounded by this. Recorded deaths have increased over 90% in a decade. Improved death registration and population growth can account for only a small portion of this increase. The vast majority of additional deaths are due to the HIV epidemic. A huge body of evidence shows this. For example, there has been a three-fold increase in TB deaths over the same period and TB is the leading cause of death in people with HIV. Also the...

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Friday, 6 November 2009 - 16:18

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) welcomes the long awaited approval of the revised health classification policy of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) which was announced by Cabinet on Wednesday 4th November

The new policy is a culmination of a legal challenge, in which the ALP acted for various people with HIV as well as for the South African Security Forces Union (SASFU), that was drawn out over 15 years. From 1994, we have challenged the constitutionality of HIV testing policies that were being unfairly used to exclude people with HIV from recruitment to, promotion or...

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009 - 11:25

Central Methodist Church, Lawyers for Human Rights and others launch a court application to prevent arrests of Johannesburg poor and homeless for "loitering”; challenge the constitutionality of the city’s “loitering” by-law; and compel government to engage meaningfully with the poor seeking refuge in and around the church.

 

LEGAL CHALLENGE TO JOHANNESBURG’S WAR ON THE URBAN POOR

CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH, LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND OTHERS LAUNCH
COURT APPLICATION TO –

PREVENT ARRESTS OF JOHANNESBURG POOR AND HOMELESS FOR “LOITERING”;
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Friday, 30 October 2009 - 10:29
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Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and AIDS Law Project (ALP)

30 October 2009

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Friday, 30 October 2009 - 10:03

Yesterday, President Jacob Zuma made one of the most important speeches in the history of AIDS in South Africa. In front of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), he unequivocally acknowledged the devastation of AIDS on our country. With this speech state-supported AIDS denialism has been banished. The Treatment Action Campaign welcomes the ushering in of...

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