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Experts urge young people to know their HIV status

As the globe marks World Aids Day, medical professionals in South Africa are urging young people to normalise testing for HIV to know their status. World Aids Day is commemorated annually across the globe to show solidarity with the millions of people living with the virus and to raise awareness about the status of the epidemic. Approximately 7.8 million South Africans live with the virus, which is a 1.3% drop […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 34


Banyana held by Burkina Faso

Banyana Banyana were held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in the first leg of the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium on Thursday in the Ivory Coast. The two sides went to the half-time break deadlocked at 0-0 after a physical first half that saw a Thembi Kgatlana strike being disallowed for an offside in the 38th minute. Veteran defender, Janine […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 6


We’ll hold SAFA accountable: Mafu

Deputy Sport Minister, Nocawe Mafu, says the Ministry will hold the South African Football Association (SAFA) to its word of professionalising women's football in the country. SAFA made the commitment a few months ago following pressure to do so. The football association had said the professionalisation of the women’s football was linked to their bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. Amid concerns over whether this is still […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 5


Mogoeng’s voice will forever remain influential: Analyst

Political analyst, Professor Sam Koma, says former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will forever remain one of the influential voices on matters involving corruption. The former Chief Justice used his address at the SAfm Inaugural Lecture 2023 to criticise the media for turning a blind eye to holding the private sector accountable. He has slammed the targeting of government officials when looking into allegations of corruption. "The focus in this country […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 23


Beyonce’s mom comes to her defense, slams skin-bleaching rumours

Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles, has hit back at what she's described as "racist and self-hating" critics following mixed reactions to her daughter's new blonde hairdo. The 42-year-old "Drunk in Love" hitmaker was accused of lightening her skin when she went blonde for her recent Renaissance film premiere. The singer rocked platinum hair and a glittery silver dress.  Some fans were not impressed with the look, with many accusing the singer […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 17


‘Talk shops on GBV won’t reach the people on the ground’

The only way to find a solution to ending GBV is to stop holding talk shops for the elite, but rather opening the doors for every man on the street in order for them to get a chance to actively participate in in these conversations. That's according to rights group, Voice It in Action's president, Kgothatso Moloto. "When one says it is all talk shops, it sounds as though you […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 43


Carr wants bulls to defend Loftus pride

Bulls loose-forward, Nizaam Carr, wants the Bulls to keep up their proud home record when they host the Sharks on Saturday in the seventh round of the United Rugby Championship at Loftus Versveld, in Pretoria. Jake White's charges sit in third spot on the URC log after their emphatic win over Connacht last week. Saturday's clash will be the first South African derby of the season. Speaking to the media […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 7


Anger swirls over headline implying black women don’t want to use protection

Some South Africans are hopping mad over The Star's controversial headline, implying that black women do not want to use condoms. The article, which highlighted the higher prevalence of HIV infection among South African women compared to men, suggested that black women are more likely to refuse condoms during sexual intercourse.The publication cited a 2022 study into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council, as its source."(HIV) […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 80


‘More needs to be done to decrease the high number of young women contracting HIV’

Civil society forum, the South African National Aids Council (Sanac), says while the decrease in HIV infections is highly welcomed, more need to be done to decrease the gap that remains high among youth, especially young women. On Monday, a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) study on HIV prevalence in the country, revealed that the highest prevalence of HIV in the country is among women between the ages of 15 […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 54


Kodwa shuffles BSA pack with new board

Sports Minister, Zizi Kodwa, has appointed a new Boxing South Africa Board, which comprises of seven members and will be in office for the next three years. Kodwa announced on Tuesday morning that the chairperson of the board, Sifiso Shongwe, Sakhiwo Sodo, Romy Titus, Nande Mshe, Princess Nongoma and Mary Sitata will be the new board members until 2026. They will be in office from December 12. Shongwe holds an […]

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