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Friday, 27 June 2008 - 09:50

A panel discussion was held on Tuesday 24 June at the AIDS Law Project offices in Cape Town. The subject of the discussion was “Taking Stock: Violence, xenophobia and camps: Where to from here?”

Panellists included Sharon Ekambaram, General Director of Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa based in Johannesburg, Mohammad Hirsi, refugee representative, Zackie Achmat of the TAC and Fatima Hassan, senior attorney with the AIDS Law Project.

A panel discussion was held on Tuesday 24 June at the AIDS Law Project offices in Cape Town. The subject of the discussion was “Taking Stock...

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Wednesday, 25 June 2008 - 20:25

About 400 people including TAC members and displaced refugees delivered a  memorandum to the Western Cape Provincial Government today.

Immediately following the xenophobic attacks in the Western Cape in May 2008, thousands of displaced foreign nationals sought shelter and safety in more than 85 sites across Cape Town. Some were cared for by faith-based organizations, and community organisations, others were provided basic food and shelter by NGOs. Thousands more were forced by their dire circumstances into the bigger refugee camps.

About 400 people including TAC members and...

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Wednesday, 25 June 2008 - 20:22

In response to the recent rape of the six year old daughter of a TAC member in Elandskop, KwaZulu-Natal TAC uMgungundlovu (Pietermaritzburg) marched through Elandskop last week demanding an end to gender-based violence (GBV), sexual assault and rape in the community and asking for improvements in the local criminal justice system. Out of the eight rapes reported in Elandskop this year only one has ended in a conviction. The 32 year old man who was accused of raping the six year old daughter of a TAC member was arrested but released on bail shortly afterwards and is now back in the...

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Tuesday, 24 June 2008 - 12:50

Quackery in South Africa

 

 

Note: There is absolutely NO proof that any of the remedies discussed on this page cure AIDS, or provide any health benefits at all to people suffering from HIV/AIDS.

 

Comforter's Healing Gift

Freddie Isaacs and Christine Qunta are involved in this company, which markets its fake...

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Friday, 20 June 2008 - 20:31

As a response to the recent attacks on foreign nationals in Western Cape, individuals from all walks of life have been mobilised in providing humanitarian relief. Lack of faith in the government, city, big business and even civil society has led us to respond individually and voluntarily. The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is an independent group that believes in freedom, equality, non-violence and a human rights framework that respects among others, the right of every person to life, dignity, and access to health care.

As a response to the recent attacks on foreign nationals in...

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