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Nov 29, 2012

Soul City encourages the public to run in support of those affected by HIV/AIDS

On Sunday, 02 December 2012, Soul City Athletes Club together with Ekurhuleni Athletes Club will host a half marathon in commemoration of World AIDS day and in support of those who are affected by the HIV/ AIDS disease. The half marathon, a 21.1km run, as well as the 10km race will start at 07h00 and the 5km family run will start at 07h20. All races, including the marathon, start at the Katlehong Sports Complex (Masakhane Road) in Katlehong.

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Nov 28, 2012

HIV/AIDS stigma still a significant problem in South Africa

Kwanda Talk promotes support for HIV infected individuals and encourages regular testing

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Oct 24, 2012

The banning of alcohol advertising remains a hot debate

The advertising industry, civil society, academia and government, yesterday, deliberated on the issue of banning alcohol advertising in a heated debate held in Johannesburg.

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Sep 27, 2012

The OneLove campaign hits the small screen to reach a wider audience

The latest National HIV Communications Survey (NCS), presented at the International Aids Conference in Washington recently by the Soul City Institute underlies the importance of a consistent, imaginative, and flexible approach to communication and the importance of reaching all South Africans.

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Sep 13, 2012

Soul Buddyz warns local schools of filming scam

Soul Buddyz is South Africa’s own children’s health drama for children, with 5 seasons broadcast since 2000. The show has been very popular and attracted large audience of children and their parents.

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Feb 14, 2012

The 3rd National HIV Communication Survey, 2012 to launch in February

The 3rd National HIV Communication Survey (NCS), the definitive study of the effectiveness of our country’s HIV communication programmes, is about to commence.

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Feb 10, 2012

Edutainment show Soul City ranked as top drama by TAMS

According to the primetime TAMS ratings for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January, the 11th season of edutainment show, Soul City, was ranked the top drama show across all South African television channels. The show was also positioned second overall after daily soap opera, Generations, as one of the most watched television programmes in the country.

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Oct 20, 2011

Soul City series 11 addresses burning issues

The highly anticipated eleventh series of the critically acclaimed, award-winning edutainment drama Soul City, will premiere on SABC 1 Mzansi FoSho on 18 October 2011 at 20h30 with a series of 13 half-hour episodes. The widely popular and impactful drama series was created as a means of communicating about social and health issues. Soul City Series 11 is certain to intrigue and impact audiences once more.

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Oct 06, 2011

Addressing contemporary social issues on Soul City

Soul City 11 weaves contemporary social issues, such as medical male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission and the problems of service delivery, into a compelling new drama series, which airs from Tuesday, 18 October at 20:30 on SABC1.

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