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Elinor Sisulu to Receive Honorary PhD from the University of Pretoria Department of Human Sciences

We are pleased to share the news that Elinor Sisulu will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria. Sisulu is an eminent human rights activist, author, researcher, and academic scholar. Her research is focused on development studies and the economic status of women, civil society...

Guided MFA Tour of 'Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity

South Africa Partners invites you to a guided tour of "Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity", a temporary exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The exhibit celebrates the identities of South Africans historically denied their rights: Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu...

Former I ACT Programme Manager Published in the African Journal of AIDS Research

Siyabonga Kave, former I ACT Programme Manager in the Eastern Cape, was recently published in the African Journal of AIDS Research. The study examines the role of support groups in linking and retaining newly diagnosed HIV patients to care. Support groups not only serve as formal link between newly...

Don’t Simply Celebrate International Women’s Day – Act

By Dr. JudyAnn Bigby
The history of International Women’s Day dates back to 1909 when labor activists and suffragists organized National Woman's Day in New York City in the U.S. The United Nations adopted March 8 as International Women’s Day in 1975. It is tempting to acknowledge the progress women have made world-wide...

This World AIDS Day we recognize the importance of addressing Gender-Based Violence to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS

By Dr. Judy Bigby
Today it is fitting that we recognize World AIDS Day in the midst of the campaign to end violence against women. Globally, women and girls ages 15 to 25 are at higher risk of HIV than any other group. Every week 1,745 young women in South Africa acquire new HIV infections. Their rate of infection is...