Orange Farm – High levels of unemployment, poverty and HIV prevalence in Orange Farm township, south-west of Johannesburg, are contributing to increasing levels of domestic violence in the area.
Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.
About 200 activists from civil society organisations spent yesterday canvassing Johannesburg’s inner-city ahead of tomorrow’s march in protest of recent xenophobic violence that is expected to draw 30,000.
Martha and her 17-year-old daughter are living with HIV. When they come to the Kopano Lerato centre, they feel accepted and supported. Now, the community-based organisation is in danger of closing.