Adherence is expected to increase and costs decrease with the introduction of fixed-dose combination antiretroviral drugs to South Africa’s huge treatment programme. The one tablet a day regime will be instituted in April 2013.
• Rooibos takes the fight to diabetes
Two local innovators have won the 2012 South African Breweries Foundation Social Innovation Award for developing a reliable, low-cost malaria test kit. The device is one of only nine in the world, and the only one of its kind that is fully African-owned and developed.
• An end to malaria?
Every year in November South Africa's energy utility Eskom rewards citizens who apply their minds and skills to inventing energy efficiency tools that don't only help to keep energy consumption down but, in many cases, also address sustainable community development needs.
• South Africa becoming a renewable energy hub