April 2007

Africa Malaria Day – April 25

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Compiled by Nereshnee Govender and Indhrannie PillayOver the past ten years, the prevalence of malaria has been escalating, particularly on the African continent. Malaria is ranked as the third most infectious disease threat in Africa, after tuberculosis (TB) and pneumococcal acute respiratory infections.

Polio Eradication Awareness Week

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Compiled by and Indhrannie PillayNational Polio Eradication Awareness Week is celebrated from the 1-7 April 2007. Poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio, is a viral disease which affects the central nervous system. Polio is a contagious disease and is primarily transmitted through the feaces. Unhygienic conditions such as contaminated water and not washing hands after using

Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968)

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By Indhrannie PillayMartin Luther King Jr was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta. While growing up he witnessed first hand, the harsh brutalities and injustices dealt to black people and the reality of legally supported racism in the United States of America. Americans of African decent were subjected into an unconditional status as an inferior

Voluntary Counselling and Testing – Key to HIV Prevention

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Compiled Indhrannie PillayThe Center for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) and the HIV Prevention Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC) hosted a HIV/AIDS forum at the Curries Fountain Sports Development Center Boardroom on 27 March 2007. The discussion topic for the forum was addressing the barriers to HIV testing and access to voluntary counselling and testing

Development of Community Radio in South Africa

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Compiled Indhrannie PillayA two-day National Community Radio Conference was held at the Elangeni Conference and Hotel Center in Durban in March this year. The conference hosted by the Department of Communications aimed to review the progress made by community radio since its introduction in South Africa 12 years ago.The theme for the conference was "Community

Faith-Based Organisations Address Issue of Gender Based Violence

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By  Indhrannie PillayThe World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) hosted a report back, presentation and discussion on research addressing the impact of gender based violence on sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS through religion, culture and Human Rights, at Temple David in Overport in March this year.In September 1999, the African Forum of Faith-Based Organisations(FBO)

Stories by Talented Durban Learners Exhibited in London

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Compiled by Nereshnee Govender and Indhrannie PillayParkvale Primary School Dancing Pencil Story Writing Club started in May 2000 under the mentorship of educator, Veena Gangaram. To date learners have published 18 short stories and 3 anthologies. This year their books will be exhibited at the London Book Fair in England from 16-19 April.Talented 11 year-old

Ela Gandhi Honoured for her Achievement

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By Nereshnee GovenderEla Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was awarded the Padma Bushan award by the Indian Government on 24 March 2007. The award for outstanding community service is India 's third highest civilian honour and was conferred by Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at his home in New Delhi.Gandhi’s award was in recognition of

KZN Road Safety Campaign

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Compiled Indhrannie PillayKwa Zulu Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Hamilton Cele, launched the province's Easter Road Safety Campaign on 3 April 2007 at the Curries Fountain sports ground in Durban. Cele said, “2007 has been declared the year of the pedestrian and will focus on bringing about an awareness of road

National Freedom Day

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By Nereshnee Govender and Indhrannie Pillay Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections on 27 April 1994. It is celebrated in South Africa to mark the liberation of our country and the birth of a new democracy. Freedom Day is a day for all South Africans – political power