We, as civic organizations, trade unions, organizations of informal workers, faith-based organizations and community structures in South Africa, call on all people, every stakeholder and sector, to contain the infection, reduce transmission and mitigate the social and political impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the African Space Industry Report– 2019 Edition, the industry has launched more than 30 satellites into space and has over $7 billion in annual revenues which are projected to exceed $10 billion by 2024. The report from Space in Africa covers the continent’s journey into space from 1998 through May 2019.
Following is an excerpt from an article on the report.
I started working in the HIV prevention field in 1988 when my daughters Clariece and Charisse were three-years-old and 21-months respectively; they are now 35 and 32. This was seven years into the U.S. epidemic (Global HIV/AIDS Timeline 2018), and three years before Magic Johnson announced that he was HIV-positive.
In 1981, there were several cases of atypical pneumonia and diarrhea in Boston area hospitals that caused severe wasting and resulted in death. The cases clustered demographically in young Haitian immigrants. At the same time, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Caucasian homosexual men, mean age of 39, in New York City and San Francisco.