SA Facts

HIV / AIDS:

More than 5,000 new HIV infections occur in Africa every day
Source:
(www.kff.org)

1.5 million Africans (adults and children) die of HIV/AIDS every year.
Source:
(www.globalhealthreporting.org)

An estimated 15 million African children are growing up without parents because of HIV/AIDS.
Sources:
(www.avert.org)
(www.globalhealthfacts.org)

Approximately 2.1million Africans are currently enrolled for AIDS treatment. Only 1 in 5 Africans who need AIDS treatment currently receive it.
Sources:
(www.unaids.org)
(www.avert.org)

There is no cure for AIDS and no effective vaccine
Sources:
(www.avert.org)
(www.iavi.org)

Other Development Issues:

Malaria kills more African children under 5 years than any other disease
Source:
(www.unicef.org)

More than 300 million Africans do not have access to clean water.
Source:
(www.un.org)

An estimated 315 million Africans (in 2001) live on less than $1 per day
Source:
(www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/library)

Africa has six Nobel peace laureates:

  • Wangari Muta Maathai - Kenya (2004)
  • Kofi Annan - Ghana (2001)
  • Nelson Mandela & Frederik Willem de Klerk – South Africa (1993)
  • Desmond Tutu – South Africa (1984)
  • Albert Lutuli – South Africa (1960)

and three Nobel literature laureates:

  • Nadine Gordimer –South Africa (1991)
  • Wole Soyinka - Nigeria (1986)
  • John Coetzee – South Africa (2003).
    (Source: nobelprize.org)

Sport and Lifestyle:

Nigeria went through to the semi finals of the 2008 Olympics soccer competition taking home the silver medal
Source:
(sports.espn.go.com)

Kenyan athletes won 5 gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.
Source:
(www.voanews.com)

5 (Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Tunisia) national soccer teams competed in the 2006 FIFA Soccer World Cup
Source:
(www.fifa.com)

The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup is expected to have a world-wide TV audience in excess of 26 billion
Sources:
(www.fifa.com)

Egypt won the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
Source:
(www.cafonline.com)

FIFA Confederation Cup 2009 will take place in South Africa 14 – 28 June
Source:
(www.fifa.com)