World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on 1 December. The National Department of Health appeals to all South Africans to remember the importance of this day and support those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Under the theme “It Is In Our Hands To End HIV and TB”, communities are encouraged to care of their health by getting tested, practising safe sex and taking treatment.

Media is invited to support and participate in the following activities on the day

Activities for the day are as follows:

  • 09h00 to 10h00 – Policy in Action

Deputy President, Ministers, Premier and SANAC Civil Society leaders will interact with Daveyton residents at taxi ranks, informal settlements, malls and Modderbee prison.

  • 11h00 to 12h00 – Dialogue

The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa will engage adolescent girls and young women in a dialogue. The discussions will be around challenges faced by young women in light of new HIV infections, teenage pregnancy and the “blesser and blessee phenomenon”. The dialogue will take place in the African Village marquee at Sibana Stadium.

  • 12h00 until 13h00 – Main event

The DP will deliver the key note address for day.

National World AIDS Day Details

Date:               Thursday, 1 December 2016

Time:              09h00 – 13h00

Venue:            Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton

Ekurhuleni, Eastrand – Gauteng