The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will invest about R1.2 billion in the next three years to enable countries to count women and girls, and generate crucial data on hundreds of thousands of women around the world.
Facing a R9-billion shortfall just to meet salary demands, provincial health departments are freezing posts. Whether couched openly in memos or hidden between the lines of spiralling bureaucracy, staff freezes may be South Africa’s most significant threat to healthcare.
With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) wants to attach the luxury home of ANC Chief Whip in the Gauteng Legislature Brian Hlongwa on the grounds that the property is “the proceeds of unlawful activities.”
Recently the Villalissa Support Group based in Johannesburg’s East Rand threw a Christmas party for orphaned and vulnerable children, but the NGO is the third in as many months to complain about decreased funding.
Penned by public interest law organisation Section27 Executive Director Mark Heywood, this essay was released as part of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’ report on the state of civil society’s response to HIV.