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New Vehicle Fleet process complete

The New Vehicle Fleet Call for proposal process has now been completed. NACOSA would like to thank all the suppliers that submitted tenders for the vehicle fleet. We had a good response and we are happy to announce the successful suppliers: 11 x Nissan Hardbody 2.5Tdi – tender awarded to UD Trucks in Malmesbury 15 x Honda Mobilio 1.5 – tender awarded to Honda Auto in Bloemfontein 5 x Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.6 Hatchback – tender awarded to Barons VW Culemborg. NACOSA appreciates the effort from all the suppliers that submitted tenders.

Ageing with HIV

HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects young women and girls in South Africa, so most of the research, information and HIV/AIDS interventions are increasingly focusing on this group. But what about older women who become HIV positive and those who were infected as young women but are now ageing on antiretroviral treatment? Nomthandazo Mbandazayo, SANAC Women’s Sector Coordinator reported in our May Informer on this overlooked group of people living with HIV and AIDS. Ageing is encircled by many negative stereotypes, including that older women are not sexually active, often resulting in a complete neglect of older women in HIV/AIDS policies and…

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Monitoring sexual offences

The Shukumisa Campaign‘s Monitoring Report provides a great overview of the implementation of sexual offences legislation and policies by the South African Police Service (SAPS) across the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Shukumisa: Monitoring the Implementation of sexual offences legislation & policies, Findings of the monitoring conducted in 2013/2014  found that “The services available at police stations across the country continue to vary from station to station, and vary significantly between provinces.”

Monitoring the Implementation of Sexual Offences Legislation

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Celebrations as PrEP roll-out begins

On 1 June 2016, the National Department of Health announced the sites for the initial roll-out of PrEP and test and treat for sex workers. Four of NACOSA’s Red Umbrella sub-recipient organisations’ sites will be part of this exciting and ground-breaking development in the HIV/AIDS response. Nyaradzo Mutanha, Sex Workers Project Manager at the Esselen Street Clinic reported on their launch event… Sex workers are at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and STIs due to the high number of sexual partners). HIV prevalence amongst this population is very high, with recent study showing an alarming 72% in Johanesburg…

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NACOSA Employment Application Form

Only applications received in the NACOSA Employment Application form are considered for vacancies. Please note that NACOSA does not accept unsolicited CVs. The online application is submitted directly to NACOSA and is the preferred application method. If you are unable to complete the online form, download a printable version (PDF) and fax it to 086 724 6582 or email it to recruitment@nacosa.org.za.

NACOSA Employment Application Form

PrEP, Test and Treat roll-out sites announced

Following the landmark announcement in the Minister of Health’s budget speech that pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Test and Treat will be provided to sex workers from 1 June, the National Department of Health has assessed and approved the following sites for the initial rollout: Esselen Street Clinic in Hillbrow SSWP Wellness Centre in Soweto Sediba Hope Medical Centre in Tshwane TB/HIV Care Clinic in eThekwini The North Star Alliance Trucker Wellness Centres in Musina (Limpopo), Pomona (Gauteng), Ngodwana (Mpumalanga), Pongola(KZN), Upington (Northern Cape) and Hoedspruit (Limpopo). Additional sites will be prepared to provide these services in the coming months. “We…

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