Durban - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Durban


Student protests spread in South Africa

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Student protests in South Africa spread with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators on campuses in Johannesburg and Grahamstown as unrest over tuition fees roils universities across the country

University of Johannesburg students block a motorway during clashes on September 28, 2016 outside the University of Johannesburg campus. Marco Longari/AFP

[Dash of SAS] Including minors in HIV response

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

A recent DOH study on adolescent HIV estimates that there are 9 559 adolescents who have HIV but only 10 have been diagnosed Currently only 381 are enrolled on anti retroviral therapy

PH among countries with increasing HIV infections

Jul 22, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A study shows increase in new HIV infection rate from 2005 to 2015 in 74 countries

Decline in HIV funding worries health advocates

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:32 PM

A joint report by the UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that donor funding declined from 8 6 million in 2014 to 7 5 million in 2015

AIDS CONFERENCE. An HIV AIDS poster at the Slipway Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia 20 July 2016. South Africa is currently hosting the 2016 International Aids Conference between 18-22 July which is attended globally by over 18 000 delegates, policy makers, HIV Workers as well as many living with HIV.  Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Prince Harry, Elton John speak out at int'l AIDS summit

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM

As people with HIV live longer AIDS is a topic that has drifted from the headlines and with that drift of attention we face a real drift of funding and of action warns Prince Harry at the International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa

STOP COMPLACENCY. Sir Elton John (L) and Prince Harry speak at the 2016 International Aids Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, July 21. The International Aids Conference which started on July 18, continues until July 22, which is attended globally by policy makers, HIV Workers as well as many living with HIV. Photo by Kevin Sutherland/EPA

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:32 PM

The five day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS describing it as one of the greatest threats humankind has faced

AIDS CONFERENCE. Hundreds of AIDS activists march through the streets of Durban during the 21st International Aids Conference on July 18, 2016. Photo by AFP

130 injured in South Africa train crash – medics

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:03 AM

The two trains plow into each other in Lamontville township on the outskirts of Durban None of the injured are in critical condition

#COP21 deal: Indigenous peoples fear rights might be dropped

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:15 PM

The US EU and Norway are reportedly blocking reference to human rights in Article 2 which includes recognition of indigenous peoples rights

Indigenous peoples to world leaders: We carry burden of climate change

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:24 PM

This injustice calls for a commitment by the international community to compensate for the historical social and ecological debt we are suffering

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS CAUCUS. Indigenous peoples from the Arctic, North America, Asia, Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Africa pause for a solemn moment of solidarity as they tackle their proposals to the COP21 in Paris, France. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Climate talks kick off in Paris with sense of urgency

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Philippine negotiators express optimism the talks have a good chance to succeed

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that will host Paris' climate summit, also known as COP21. Dominique Faget/EPA

Zulu king denies inciting S.Africa anti-foreigner attacks

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Addressing a tribal gathering of several thousand Zulus in the port city of Durban King Goodwill Zwelithini insists he had been misrepresented

South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The 2016 conference is returning to a venue that saw a watershed in the history of AIDS

AIDS 2014. Professor Sharon Lewin, Victorian Health Minister David Davis and New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner hold a copy of the Aids Legacy document during a press conference at the Aids 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, 20 July 2014. David Crosling/EPA

South Africa's protocol chaos angers India

Mar 31, 2013 - 7:20 PM

India is unhappy at South Africa s protocol during the last BRICS Summit in Durban

BRICS SUMMIT. Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Jacob Zuma, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a family photo in Durban on March 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE