South Africa

Introducing Life Maps as Technique in a Social Group Work Programme for Young Adults Living With HIV/AIDS


Strydom, Herman; Herbst, Alida. Introducing life maps as technique in a social group work programme for young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 3, jun. 2014. ISSN 2312-7198. Available at:


A Hopeful Participatory Engagement with Rural South African Children


Cherrington, A. M. (2015). A hopeful participatory engagement with rural South African children. Educational Research for Social Change, 4(1), 40–54.


Having hope has been described as envisioning a future in which a person would like to
participate (Jevne, 2005). What hopeful futures do rural South African children, who live in
communities with high levels of poverty, and ravaged by HIV and AIDS and crime, envision?
Following a transformative paradigm, with the idea of carving a social justice path, I

TAPESTRIES OF HOPE: Film, youths and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe and South Africa

In Commonwealth Youth and Development, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2014)


Improving Communication about the Uncertainty of Clinical Trial Outcomes: Using the Collaborative Production of Song to Facilitate Dialogues between Communities and Clinical Staff about the Risks and Benefits of Research in Johannesburg

"This document describes and evaluates a South African project that demonstrated the use of culturally expressive forms - in this case, a locally developed musical style - as a vehicle for promoting dialogue between medical researchers and the public.

WhizzKids HIV & AIDS comic book

WhizzKids United and Cardiff University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy partnered to hold a youth development workshop for 29 young people at WKU Health Academy in South Africa.

The comic strips created at the workshop were turned into the following resource!

Using Social Media for Collective Efficacy (Intersexions TV series case study)

Check out this 2011 PowerPoint presentation of the "first study to analyze the use of social media to advance HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa"!

Intersexions is an award-winning South African TV drama series looking at sex, relationships, and HIV. You may want to explore here before downloading the presentation below.

Needs of South African adolescents orphaned by AIDS: Evidence from photography and photo-elicitation

G. Thupayagale-Tshweneagae and Z. Mokomane
International Nursing Review, 2012

Available evidence shows that over half of all orphans under the age of 18 years are adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. Despite this, the needs of adolescents orphaned by AIDS are seldom recognized or adequately addressed in policy and programmes. Instead, the focus tends to be on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. However, there are several factors that render adolescent-specific programmes important.

What's in a Game? Evaluation of the Gimme 5 game

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The aim of this study was to assess and evaluate the impact of the Gimme 5 game as an innovative teaching strategy in HIV/AIDS life skills prevention programmes in grades r–12. It involved the training of 40 school educators in the use of the Gimme 5 board game to infuse HIV/AIDS and Life Skills into their course curriculum and to evaluate the process and outcomes of the game when played with respective learners.

Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children: Implications of Horizons Research Among Orphans and Other Children Affected by AIDS

From 1997 through 2007, the Horizons program conducted research to inform the care and support of children who had been orphaned and rendered vulnerable by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Horizons conducted studies in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia,
and Zimbabwe. Horizons researchers developed tools to assess the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and outlined key ethical guidelines for conducting research among children.

Report of roundtable meeting on HIV & AIDS and youth

On February 17, 2009, the Virus Free Generation Campaign — a joint initiative of the NGOs Welthungerhilfe (Germany), Hivos (The Netherlands), People in Need (Czech Republic) and CESVI (Italy) — organised a roundtable meeting in Brussels, Belgium, titled "An HIV and Aids Free Generation – Promises and commitments: Can youth expect universal access to prevention in 2010?"

Creating a space for the individual: Different theatre and performance-based approaches to sexual health communication in South Africa


While arts-based work in health promotion is not a new approach in South Africa, there is a chance to bring more attention to theatre and performance-based work, which considers the people and communities affected and afflicted by sexual and reproductive health (SRH) concerns as individuals with individual thoughts and emotions, for greater inclusion in tackling AIDS.

The Scrutinize Campaign

This 12-page case study documents the Scrutinize Campaign, a year-long series of animated HIV prevention adverts that appeared on South African television between June 2008 and 2009. The ads are designed to portray realistic situations that young people face, including condom use, multiple partners, teen pregnancy, alcohol use, and 'sugar daddies'.

Young people's understanding of HIV: A qualitative study among school students in Mankweng, South Africa

Aims: This article describes young people’s interpretation of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted illness in a rural South African community in Mankweng, Limpopo Province.

Method: The study was based on 19 focus group discussions with adolescents aged 12–14 years.

Getting the Message Across: Art and Craft in the Service of HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa

Marschall, Sabine (2004). “Getting the Message Across: Art and Craft in the Service of HIV/AIDS Awareness in South Africa.” Visual Anthropology, 17 (2), 163-182.

AIDS and South Africa: The Social expression of a pandemic (BOOK)

Kauffman, K. and D. Lindauer, eds. (2004). AIDS and South Africa: The Social expression of a pandemic. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
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