The Star, Monday February 23, 2009 -Netcare wants other states to adopt PPPs Netcare is looking with the Lesotho government to convince other southern African states of the attractions in private-public partnerships (PPPs), the group said on Friday. Last year Netcare was selected as the preferred bidder in a public-private partnership to build a hospital, refurbish two feeder clinics, and run the clinical services by the Lesotho government. The project will cost more than R800m. -HIV deaths surge in Free State At least 30 HIV-positive people have died in the Free State every day since November following the moratorium the province placed on initiating any new patients onto antiretroviral drugs, according to conservative figures from the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society. Drugs started trickling into the province last week following an almost 4-month moratorium placed on the initiation of newly diagnosed patients. The Times, Monday February 23, 2009 - Aspen on the up and up Aspen Pharamcare is in talks that industry experts believe involve pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, which is seeking to buy a stake in the SA company. It is unlikely to be the sale of a controlling stake of Aspen, nor is it likely there will be a change in the management of the company.