The Department of Women, Children and people with with Disabilities is to focus on the role of culture in the battle against HIV and gender violence.
Organised by the department in partnership with the UN Joint Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) and the Tipfuxeni Community Counselling Centre, the topic will be spotlighted at the community dialogue, Culture, HIV and Gender-based Violence - from one generation to another, being held at the University of Limpopo today.
On Saturday the Egyptian army unveiled a "miraculous" device it claims will detect and cure Aids and hepatitis.
But the device named C-Fast, looks eerily similar to a fake bomb detector sold by a British company to Iraq in the late 2000s, reports mashable.com.
A shocking 80 000 babies are born to schoolgirls under the age of 18 in South Africa annually and illegal abortions are spiraling up.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi revealed this during the launch in Tembisa yesterday of a contraceptive (the subdermal) implant which will prevent women from falling pregant for a three-year-period.
The North West province's response to the state of health services delivered to its people is one area commended by opposition parties.
Progress has been made across all sectors of health care, resulting in a more functional system better able to respond to this critical area of service delivery. One of the key measures of success has been the decrease in mother-to-child-transmission of HIV from 8.5% in 2008, to 2.7% in 2013.
When Jeremy Acton feels a cold coming on, he says he regularly stops it in its tracks. "I smoke a joint of dagga and, mostly, half an hour later, there's no flu. Sorted.
If the cannabis does not deter the sickness, he lights a joint and allows the smoke to cover his "snotty nose and throat area", or he drinks "dagga tea" mixed with ginger and chilli. "It opens up my chest, reduces the fever and pain from the flu and the chilli makes my nose run, which helps to get the bugs out."