Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:34

In the DA Today newsletter of 21 August, Helen Zille condemned the lack of attention paid by the State since 1994 to improving the plight of our society’s deaf and partially-deaf, citing how this neglect serves as “Just another example of the difference between high flown ideology and reality”, and marks a failure to uphold a “Constitutional Duty”. The sentiment is wholly justified – recent efforts to have sign language recognised as an examinable Matric subject stand testament to this – but her argument quickly devolves into one which is blighted by the very aloofness, hypocrisy and...

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Friday, 28 August 2009 - 09:29

TAC is deeply saddened by the murder of Nomzoxolo Dziba on the premises of the Sithembele Matiso Secondary School at New Crossroads in Cape Town on the afternoon of Monday 24 August.

TAC urges the South African Police Service to act speedily and ensure that justice will be served. We also hope that the Western Cape Department of Education will take more serious measures to ensure safe schools by formulating and implementing urgent policies to...

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 - 10:42

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

Sbususo Duma is living in KwaShange with his unemployed mother. He had been sick for the past year with TB and during that time he discovered he was HIV positive. He went for CD4 count testing and found out that he was eligible for ARVs. He then entered into the programme in February 2009. He waited for Edendale hospital to call him to come and...

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 - 10:17

Our Constitution is the product of a great struggle for democracy and equality, in which many gave up their lives so that present and future generations of South Africans may have a better life.

In its foundation, the Constitution provided the alternative to civil war. It stands today as a vital guarantor of our individual rights and freedoms against abuses of power.

In its recognition of certain basic socio-economic rights, it provides legal means to support social and political activism, requiring government, now and in future, to proceed progressively to realise the...

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 - 12:58

The flatlining of PEPFAR and the decision by the Obama presidency to give no funds to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will have a detrimental impact on access to essential medicines in Africa.

Until the “ethic of responsibility” of which the US speaks is reflected in global and national funding commitments, development in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to be held hostage to the grim scenario that is health in the region.

Hilary Clinton’s trip to Africa crests a wave of promising gestures by the Obama administration to the cause of African development...

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