Why are South Africans not using condoms?

By Dr Bulumko Futshane, Beyond Zero’s programme director   South Africa consistently focuses on reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and yet despite best efforts, South Africa has the world’s greatest HIV burden. More than 7.7-million people were living with the disease. Condoms are highly effective for preventing sexually transmitted infections, most importantly, HIV. Why then do we have such high …

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A call for better healthcare for SA transgenders on Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender (TG) Day of Remembrance or International Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually on 20 November to remember those transgender people whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence including South Africa. It also aims to draw attention to the violence that is carried out towards many in the transgender community. This is an internationally recognised annual event, …

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