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25 May 2010

Aids figures a shocking reflection on government

Dimakatso Mokwena

A Human Sciences Research Council survey conducted in 2008 has revealed the extent of the impact of the HIV/Aids pandemic on this country and especially its children. The frightening reality is that there are more than three million orphans in South Africa, 23% of whom are in the Eastern Cape, a province characterised by high levels of poverty and unemployment with Nelson  Mandela Bay, for example, having 107 239 households out of 289 000 classified as indigent.

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Dimakatso Mokwena

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