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NGO calls for ban on drinks ads
Jun 24, 2013

NGO calls for ban on drinks ads

Alcohol advertising encourages heavy drinking and puts people in danger of contracting HIV through risky sexual behaviour, according to Soul City.

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May 16, 2013

Critical Thinking Forum: Debating Social Cohesion

Taking the notion of "social cohesion" out of the academic field and into the real world is not as tricky as it seems.

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Apr 09, 2013

Pupils learn to talk about rape

Rape has been a burning issue in Mzansi for a long time and it's important for youth to talk about it.

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Apr 04, 2013

South African and international partners pledge to Increase Services for Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr. Jeff Radebe, launched the Increasing Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault Programme, at the Phoenix Thuthuzela Care Centre (TCC) in KwaZulu Natal in March 2013. Funders USAID and the M.A.C AIDS Fund engaged as implementing partners the Soul City Institute, Sonkhe Gender Justice and the Medical Research Council.

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Apr 02, 2013

Help for sexual assault survivors

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe launched an increased support services programme for sexual assault survivors in Phoenix, the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) said.

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Mar 31, 2013

Partners in HIV and Health meet in Johannesburg to refine capacity building interventions

A high level HIV& AIDS Capacity Building Partners Summit was held in Johannesburg from 19th-21st March this month. The 2013 summit is designed to contribute to good practice within the HIV and health service delivery in the ESA region.

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Mar 20, 2013

Soul Buddyz Club: Developing learners into leaders

The Soul Buddyz Club in KZN have done it again by making a difference to the lives of deserving learners from Enqoleni Primary School.

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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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