Interview with Judge Essa Moosa written by Adri Nieuwhof

Essa Moosa’s legal career developed from licking postage stamps and being a messenger boy as an articled clerk to a Judge. He was admitted as an Attorney in 1962. After the security police hounded his legal practice out of District six in 1969, he set up his office in Athlone. In 1994, Moosa acted as [...]

MSF calls for increased funding for HIV treatment at Africa AIDS conference

As Africa’s AIDS conference convenes in Addis Ababa tomorrow, efforts to combat HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are under serious threat because of a massive funding crisis at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. At the same time, recent scientific evidence shows [...]

2011: Children’s Rights a Year in Review

Summary of the Past Year 2011 has surely been a year of trial and tribulations for children across the globe struggling for freedom and their basic human rights. I wish I could write and say that 2011 was the year that we abolished child trafficking, child marriage, prevented children dying from preventable childhood diseases and [...]

Leaders Meet to Put Family Planning on the Global Agenda

Thousands gathered in Senegal yesterday for the opening of the second International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), the largest meeting of its kind, which will run until December 2, 2011. The objective of the groundbreaking meeting is to push forward an agenda for broad family planning access and support across the globe. The outcome of the [...]

Target of 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 secured at AIDS summit

Funds and affordable drugs needed to turn target into treatment Governments meeting at a UN Summit on AIDS have taken a critical step by committing to reach 15 million people with HIV treatment by 2015 – but they must take immediate concrete action to make this treatment target a reality, the international medical humanitarian organisation [...]

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