Different political stances


Dying for treatment

This extract from Nathan Geffen's book describes the events leading up to the start of TAC's civil disobedience campaign.

HIV drug exploitation?

South African taxpayers are shelling out way too much for HIV drugs. Yet the solution to this problem is staring us in the face.

Medicines Bill under fire

Proposed new laws may keep good pills off the shelves and give the green light to untested ones, critics say.

How things got so bad

SA has the worst Aids stats on the planet, while much poorer African countries seem to be doing pretty well – how is this possible?

Top 5 challenges for new health boss

After years of bad management, the South African health system is in a sorry state. Here is our pick of the top five challenges facing our new health minister.

A hot African potato

Proposed new laws may provide an uneven playing ground that will help traditional medicines to flourish – whether they work or not.

New AIDS vaccine to be tested in SA

A new AIDS vaccine against the C-strain of HIV/AIDS claiming thousands of lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, will be tested in South Africa. In preliminary trials

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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