The AIDS pandemic negatively affects OVC. The situation has been heightened by the deteriorating economic situation in Zimbabwe and the weakening of support structures at all levels, that is, at individual, family, and community level. Although OVC support services were in place, these were largely overwhelmed and could not meet OVC material and psychosocial needs.
In 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council was commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop and implement a five-year intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Africa. In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole....
But we too will crumble, in the end. All political power comes to pass. Power cannot be
stored forever, not even in plutonium. Nor, in the end and rendering unto Caesar, can there be
any permanent money as a store of value over any significant time. This is the Law of the
Inevitable Ephemerality of the Confederate Dollar.
All gold turns biblically to dross; all Rhodesian dollars become Zimbabwean; all Money
Fiats are Ford Edsels. The only issue is when. Power sharing always has financial costs. The
economic rewards are ever temporary. Power and money are always Hobbesian:...
From the outcome of the 2006 local elections and the state of public hospitals to environmental issues and concerns about tourism, leading South African intellectuals explore a variety of issues central to the country’s development in this annual collection of essays. Insightful discussions of contemporary South Africa also address key topics such as violence against women, prison reform, the vast Zimbabwean exile community, and the role of the post-apartheid church.
This research monograph compares mechanisms for the financing of HIV/AIDS programmes in these six sub-Saharan countries. It aims to assess their ability and readiness to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The report presents a brief synopsis of the economic context of each country and determines whether health and HIV/AIDS expenditure is adequate.