We Have not Galvanised: The International Conference on Population and Development in Nairobi – #ICPD25

“In many conversations, youth mentioned that they will be approaching policy makers for funds to travel to Rwanda for the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), many policy-makers and civil society organisations discussed their plans for ICASA, Beijing25, … We are moving from one meeting to the next, it seems. Not sure this […]


O Bohlokwa, You are worthy

Dr. Shakira Choonra considers herself to be an ordinary individual with huge dreams and aspirations for the world! She is an African Union Youth Advisory Council Member. What do you do? I try to make the world a better place in anything that I do, whether it’s something small and minuscule in the way I […]

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Clinics deny women their full reproductive health rights

Sexual and reproductive health rights are enshrined in the Constitution, but in reality, young women seeking contraception at clinics are often denied full access to these rights. Listen to this article: Palesa Mkhize is a 23-year-old graduate from Rhodes University. Like many South African women, she depends on the state health system for her reproductive […]

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Inspiration Couch features Dr. Shakira Choonara

On the couch today, we have Dr. Shakira Choonara. She is an award winning health researcher, bold activist and was named South Africa’s Woman of the Year in Health in 2017. Dr. Shakira is part of African Union Commission Youth Advisory Council and is a promising entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of Global Impact Solutions […]

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My NRF Story: Dr Shakira Choonara

Dr Shakira Choonara, African Union Youth Advisory Council Field of research/study Public Health How was the NRF involved in your studies/career? Being from a disadvantaged background, without the support of the NRF I would not have been appointed to my first job as an intern or had support for postgraduate studies, i.e. to reach and […]

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Public called to #UniteAgainstRacism – ARNSA

The Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA) has called on the public to support Anti-Racism Week from March 14-21. On Thursday, the group hosted its media launch for the week, where the theme, #UniteAgainstRacism, as well as some of the campaign activities, were made public. The launch took place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, where Anti-Racism […]

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