AIDS conference 2016: the gains, the gaps, the next global steps
The focus of the 2016 International AIDS Conference has on access to necessary antiretrovirals, equity and making sure no-one is left behind. But there is a funding gap that needs to be addressed.
By Linda-Gail Bekker

As the 21st International AIDS Conference wraps up in Durban, South Africa, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, incoming International AIDS Society President, talks to The Conversation Africa health and medicine editor Candice Bailey about what was achieved and what still needs to be done.

The picture was taken in the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa, and shows worker Lynne McTavish grieving for a rhino on the reserve who had been tragically killed by poachers. Imgur user Speldhurst, who shared this powerful photograph, said, “I have met this woman and her team and they sacrifice everything they have daily in the fight against poachers. I have seen them care for the very rhinos that are now dead; with hourly patrols, daily counts and countless checkups. Their selflessness and extraordinary kindness are like nothing else I’ve ever experienced in my entire life.” 

The First Airline Founded By A Black Woman Is Going International This Month
South Africa's Fly Blue Crane airline continues to make waves in the aviation world.

From okayafrica

“You have to accept up front that your road will be more difficult than the pale white male sitting next to you,” says Sizakele Mzimela, CEO of South African airline Fly Blue Crane. “It’s your job to say ‘nothing will stop me. I’m going to make it.’”