The author of a book titled “The Political Management of HIV and Aids in South Africa: One burden too many?“, Dr Pieter Fourie, is watching this matter develop with quite some interest. References to his book were among the deletions from the Wikipedia article and Fourie has said that if it turns out the deletions were not the actions of just one person, he may sue. Then again, having written a book censored by the government could prove to be valuable marketing!
ITWeb is reporting that a Stats SA data capturer suspected of vadalising Wikipedia recently has been placed on suspension pending a disciplinary enquiry. Stats SA is taking the deletions of the Wikipedia article on HIV/AIDS pretty seriously and has been applauded for acting so quickly.