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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 10:30am

Brothers for Life, in partnership with SABC Education, are launching a weekly half hour talk show on all local language radio stations of the SABC. The show, “Brothers are talking”, aims to stimulate dialogue and get men involved in preventing new HIV infections, stopping gender-based violence, and promoting responsible fatherhood. 

The first show, devoted to medical male circumcision will be broadcast on air on all  SABC participating stations during the first week of June, in 11 different languages.  The series will include a celebration of fathers in honour of Father’s Day, discussions on how men who express themselves violently can change their behaviour, and advice on TB prevention. 

Brenda Goldblatt, Director for Strategic Communications at Centre for Communications Impact, which promotes Brothers for Life, is excited about yet another fruitful partnership with SABC Education building on the successes of the previous radio talk show series that have sought to engage the public on the key issues being addressed. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:45am

November 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s creation of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Whether it is vaccinating children against preventable diseases, improving crop yields, or responding to disasters, USAID has been a quiet force for progress not only in South Africa, but 100 other countries, fostering a more peaceful and secure world.

Joset Wright and Matthew Govender
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:30am

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC) and U.S. National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) have signed an affiliation agreement formalizing a global link between the Councils at an event held at one of its corporate members’ offices, Barloworld in Sandton.

Cathy Moore
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:30am

Hundreds of community members and stakeholders from across the eThekwini district packed into the Wentworth Community Hall, where they were inspired by video clips of fellow residents sharing brave and inspiring stories of their actions to prevent violence against women. The event, held on Friday 19 August, was hosted by the Prevention In Action (PIA) social movement and marked a decisive moment in the movement to change attitudes and responses of the public towards the abuse of women.

Thuthuzela Care Center
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 5:30am

Through its partnerships with the Governments of Denmark (with UNICEF as an implementing partner), and the United States of America (USAID, with RTI International as an implementing partner), the Government of South Africa has established 37 TCCs throughout the country and are currently in the process of establishing 16 more.

Rescue South Africa
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00am

PRETORIA – In response to a request from the South African Department of Social Development, the United States Mission to South Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over R350,000 of financial assistance to Rescue South Africa (RSA) to provide emergency relief services to flood-impacted South Africans.

Safe Water
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:00am

The Elliotdale Rural Water Supply Project is to be officially launched at the Nchihana Village, near Elliotdale, by the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality, Alderman Sakhumzi Somyo, at a function to be held on Wednesday, 26 January 2011.

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 6:15am

A recent study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found a high HIV infection rate among farm workers in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

Conducted over three months (March to May 2010) on 23 commercial farms in the Malelane, Musina and Tzaneen areas, this Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBSS) involved 2810 farm workers. The survey found that 39.5 percent of farm workers who anonymously gave blood specimens for testing are HIV positive. This is twice the national prevalence of 18.1 percent* in South Africa.

Jill Derderian and Cathy Moore
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 2:45am

Uthungulu District; August 6, 2010: The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health (DoH) can screen and treat one million women for cervical cancer in the next two years, following USAID’s donation of more than R5 million of specialty medical and surgical equipment, commemorating Women’s day and month.

Jimmie Briggs and Thoko Majokweni
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 3:15am

On June 2nd, 2010, USAID hosted Jimmie Briggs, a journalist, author, and activist, on a visit to a Thuthuzela Care Center (TCC) in Tembisa, South Africa. He was in the country to promote his Man Up campaign. The campaign’s main focus is to create a following amongst youths globally to join efforts to prevent violence against women. USAID has been working with advocate Thoko Majokweni, the head of the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit of South Africa’s National Prosecution Authority, to help launch multiple TCCs across South Africa.

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