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SOUTH AFRICA: International support for local activists
17 March 2003 (PlusNews ), International AIDS activists have voiced support for South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign's (TAC) civil disobedience action later this week, the South African Press Association (SAPA) reported on Sunday.
SOUTH AFRICA: 600 AIDS activists to be arrested,TAC
14 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Friday said it plans for at least 600 volunteers to be arrested during an protest against the government next week.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government does not value life - AIDS activists
13 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Thursday said the government was denying people living with HIV/AIDS the right to life.
SOUTH AFRICA: Prison HIV/AIDS rate higher than expected
12 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South African prison authorities have refuted claims that it is losing the battle against HIV transmission in prisons across the country.
SOUTH AFRICA: Health minister loses labour court case
11 March 2003 (PlusNews ), Mpumalanga health minister Sibongile Manana this week withdrew charges of misconduct and insubordination against a leading HIV/AIDS activist Dr Thys von Mollendorff.
SOUTH AFRICA: Health minister under fire, again
11 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Tuesday said Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang had neither the political will nor competence to tackle HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: UN report puts health minister in the clear
10 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang on Sunday said she had been "vindicated" by a manual prepared by two UN agencies.
SOUTH AFRICA: New hope for transfusion boy
6 March 2003 (PlusNews ), A 13-year-old South African boy who tested HIV positive following a blood transfusion might well receive state-funded antiretroviral drugs.
SOUTH AFRICA: Senior hospital official to fights for rights
4 March 2003 (PlusNews ), A labour lawyer on Tuesday said his client was unfairly dismissed by the Mpumalanga provinces' health minister over the supply of free AIDS drugs.
SOUTH AFRICA: Mpumalanga case to be settled out of court
3 March 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Public Protector on Monday said a case between Mpumalanga Province health minister Sibongile Manana and local AIDS activists will be settled out of court.
SOUTH AFRICA: Former employees to benefit from motor giant's HIV/AIDS policy
28 February 2003 (PlusNews ), Motor giant, Daimler Chrysler South Africa (DCSA), on Friday said it would extend HIV/AIDS treatment to former employees.
SOUTH AFRICA: Increased HIV/AIDS spending to benefit PWAs
27 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africans living with HIV/AIDS have been given new hope they might soon have access to treatment and better care, after the Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, announced plans to almost double the amount spent on HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: NGO welcomes increase in govt HIV/AIDS spending
27 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Thursday said it welcomes increases in HIV/AIDS spending by the country's Treasury Department.
SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape effort not enough - AIDS activists
24 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on Monday called on the government to provide nevirapine in clinics throughout the Eastern Cape province.
SOUTH AFRICA: Researchers say US vaccine too expensive
21 February 2003 (PlusNews ), The South African HIV/AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) on Friday put to rest rumours that South Africa is eager to buy an American HIV/AIDS vaccine.
SOUTH AFRICA: Disclosure erases stigma - Lobby group
21 February 2003 (PlusNews ), The South African Treatment Campaign (TAC) on Friday said disclosure by more middle-class professionals would help destigmatise HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: Treatment plan stalled by differences
19 February 2003 (PlusNews ), The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) on Wednesday stressed the urgency for a treatment plan for South Africans living with HIV/AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA: No HIV/AIDS drugs, no mandatory testing
19 February 2003 (PlusNews ), A South African prison official on Wednesday said no-one would benefit from the mandatory HIV testing of local prisoners.
SOUTH AFRICA: Focus on the "burden" of manhood
19 February 2003 (PlusNews ), It is hard to be a boy in South Africa these days. A recent survey of 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province found that, across all races, male students and teachers experience uncertainty about their role and status and a sense of displacement due to the loss of their privileged space in society.
SOUTH AFRICA: No more talk - activists
17 February 2003 (PlusNews ), South African President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday said he did not know of any agreement reached with activists for a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan, local newspaper The Star reported.

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