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PEPFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation launch $4 million ...

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) today announced a $4 million, two-year partnership …

SOUTH AFRICAN UNION WANTS A SUMMIT ON SUGAR TAX IMPACT ON HEALTH, JOBS

The president of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), Atwell Nazo, has called for a summit on South Africa's planned Sugar Tax due to kick in next year and …

NEW STUDY DISPELS MYTH MOST SOUTH AFRICANS PAY BRIBES

The myth that the majority of South Africans pay a bribe on a daily basis has been disputed by the Ethics Institute, a local non-profit, public benefit organization, which has …

SOUTH AFRICAN FACTORY ACTIVITY REMAINS CONTRACTIONARY

Factory activity in South Africa remains in contraction territory, according to the latest Barclays Purchasing Managers' Index which suggests that the manufacturing sector will not contribute meaningfully to growth in …

OPPOSITION COALITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAL LOCAL GOVT SPEAK OF THEIR ...

Members of South African opposition parties which have formed coalitions to run several local governments after ousting the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in last August's local government polls have …

SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES GAY COUPLES CAN INHERIT

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has preserved the right of unmarried permanent gay couples to inheritance.

The Court ruled here Wednesday that Eric Duplan was right to claim his …

SOUTH AFRICAN MAIZE GROWERS EXPECTING BETTER 2017 SEASON

Farmers in South Africa's Free State province are expecting a better planting season for maize, the country's most important cereal crop, after having gone through the worst drought in decades.…

SOUTH AFRICAN PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY HAMMERED BY MPS OVER WASTEFUL ...

South African members of Parliament have asked the board and management of the Passenger Rail Agency (PRASA) what they are doing to fix the entity's finances.

PRASA has been identified …

5,000 SOUTH AFRICANS VOLUNTEER TO TEST NEW VACCINE TO PREVENT HIV

More than 5,000 South African volunteers are taking part in a ground-breaking trial to test the effectiveness of a new vaccine to prevent HIV.

This preventative trial of the new …

SOUTH AFRICA, AZERBAIJAN AGREE TO SET UP JOINT COMMISSION FOR ...

South Africa and Azerbaijan have agreed to establish a Joint Commission for Co-operation (JCC) in a bid to elevate relations and facilitate greater volumes of bilateral trade.

The agreement was …