Category Archives: HiV/AIDS in South Africa

2014 Aug. 14: HEAIDS Women’s Health – ZAZI Launch

Text by Christie van Zyl Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi An inspiring message of Social co-hesion and responsibility was set at the launch of the ZAZI – Know your strength campaign. The event took place at the University … Continue reading

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2013 July 15: The virus has become a silent relative

by Kopano Sibeko “It’s amazing how the death of someone can also be a blessing” shares Thembela ‘Terra’ Dick. She walks me on a tale of how her sister, Thembi Ngubane’s memorial service was the day her life really started. … Continue reading

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2013 April 5: Video from private night vigil ceremony

… conducted by some Inkanyiso members. Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill. Braamfontein, Johannesburg _______________ Video archive. Captured with Canon 60D camera + EF lens 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Related links 2013 March 8: Public Event announcement

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2013 April 3: Time keeps moving

by Siya Mcuta I keep having these flashes Flashes of her smile when I entered her ward I walked over to her Still I was not sure if it was her As her body was so small and frail in … Continue reading

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2013 April 18: The last three months before dying

by Sade Langa 28/03/2009 this was a very hopeful day for me. I remember waking up in the morning, it was Friday and I was in a weekend mood. This day was blazing hot and I just felt really good. I … Continue reading

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2013 February 28: I am not a Victim but a Victor…

by Lungile Dladla They call February the month of love, I call it the month of change… In February 2010, I was walking with Mathapelo (one who prays) along Swazi street. It was around 7pm, a few hours after my … Continue reading

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2013 March 19: The monster

by Nunu Sigasa Spears and guns are vanity, Herbs and tablets falls short Blood soldiers die before you strike Your silence teeth are fatal You bite lite a poisonous snake You kill like a slow poison Cause you are a … Continue reading

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