South Africa

2nd International Health Conference: 'Reshaping the Nursing' with a half-day interactive workshop on 21 June 2002.

The expected arrival in South Africa of former US President Bill Clinton to address a Civil Society Initiative (CSI) gathering Tuesday has been met with angry protests from the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

As civil society organisations prepare to converge on Durban for the World Conference Against Racism's NGO Forum in August, South African civil society will be uniting to face the challenges of transforming racism in the country.

South Africa's Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang "dropped a bombshell" yesterday when she announced that the government had "no immediate plans to use the landmark legal victory" to obtain antiretroviral drugs.

Asylum seekers not in possession of permits issued under a new refugee act will be treated as illegal immigrants from next month, the South African government has announced. In a joint communiqué with UNHCR, South Africa's department of home affairs said decisions would be made by the end of April on the thousands of asylum seekers in the country. Those successful would receive a new refugee identity card, unsuccessful applicants would be treated as illegal aliens, the communiqué added.