AN online dating platform designed to bring together victims of HIV and Aids is enjoying great popularity in South Africa, as Aids is becoming less of a social taboo and more of a daily reality that South Africans have to live with.“Positive Connections”, which was launched 10 years ago, aims to introduce sufferers of HIV/Aids to each other and hopes to create lasting relationships among its 25,000-strong worldwide membership base while 10% of the membership fees are donated to HIV-related charities.The website tries to combat many common misconceptions about HIV and Aids while also promoting the welfare of its members and helping them to find future soulmates.Launched by South African businessman Ben Sassman, “Positive Connections” was inspired by the plight of loneliness he had witnessed among many of the HIV-positive members of his community and wanted to do something about it." data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/spark-wp-jdate-singles/singles/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/04165155/appstore.png" alt="appstore" width="150" height="44" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-119" pagespeed_url_hash="1630922799" onload="pagespeed.Critical Images.check Image For Criticality(this);"/ " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/spark-wp-jdate-singles/singles/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/04165154/playstore.png" alt="playstore" width="150" height="45" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-120" pagespeed_url_hash="1259441555" onload="pagespeed.
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The most recent of these conferences are listed below.
The next meeting in this series will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2017.
The conference, aimed primarily at Asia-Pacific countries, is open to participants from all over the world.
The conference will cover topics ranging from fundamental studies, through advances in equipment technology and analytical procedures, to applications on geological and archaeological materials.
According to papers filed at the High Court here, suggestions are that the syndicate has operated since 2011 – and that more than R5m has been deposited into five Absa Bank accounts linked to it by women worldwide.