“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James

William James was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher.

Monday 2

Candice Knipe-Tlhotlalemajeo, Elinor Kern, Dolly Lebakeng and Sipho Komane are at Sasol’s wellness and AIDS awareness Day exhibiting SECTION27 work on HIV/AIDS.

Attorney’s Samantha Berner, Nkululeko Conco and Legal Researcher, Vuyisile Malinga are attending the Copyright at Indaba at the University of Witwatersrand. Intellectual Property experts, academics, authors, creators and other stakeholders will debate the issues around the constitutionality of the Copyright Amendment Bill.

Wednesday 4

Field Researcher, Solanga Milambo will be present for SECTION27 in a meeting in which representative from the Limpopo Department of Education is expected to give feedback to the School Governing Body and the community of the Makangwane Secondary School in light of the department’s failure to comply with the court order that was instructed last year regarding the infrastructure of Makangwane Secondary School.

Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5

Attorney, Sheniece  Linderbroom Legal Researcher, Vuyisile Malinga and Legal Assistant, Kholofelo Mphahlele are attending the Visually Impaired Educators Forum of South Africa Annual General Meeting.

 

In Spotlight

Timeline: Moments in the history of HIV

Spotlight compiled a timeline of key moments in the world’s and South Africa’s fight against HIV.

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/12/01/timeline-moments-in-the-history-of-hiv/

In graphics: Will South Africa meet UNAIDS’s HIV targets for 2020?

Is South Africa on course to meet UNAIDS’s HIV targets set for 2020? These four graphs track our progress.

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/11/29/in-graphics-will-south-africa-meet-unaidss-hiv-targets-for-2020/

ARVs on campus at CPUT: Is it working?

A new HIV programme was launched at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology earlier this year. Spotlight intern Liviwe Finca went to see how well the programme is working.

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/11/28/arvs-on-campus-at-cput-is-it-working/

ANALYSIS: The number one challenge in our HIV response

South Africa’s HIV epidemic is very different today from what it was in the early 2000s. The most obvious change is that due to the provision of antiretroviral treatment people with HIV are living longer. Let’s be clear, far too many people still die of HIV-related causes (around 68 000 in 2019), but the time of multiple funerals every weekend of people who died of AIDS is over and life-expectancy has recovered from a low of 53 in 2004 to over 66 today.

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/11/27/analysis-the-number-one-challenge-in-our-hiv-response/