Invitation to the Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2017

The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Health, invite members of the media to join them in the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day, on Friday, 1st of December 2017.


Venue:            Walter Sisulu University Stadium, uMthatha – Eastern Cape

Date:               Friday, 01 December 2017

Time:              09h00 to 14h30


Media is also invited to a dialogue session between the Deputy President and the Traditional Leaders at The Great Palace, Bhumbane – Mthatha at 09h00 – 11h00.

This year, World AIDS Day is commemorated under the theme, “It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my responsibility”. The theme encourages us to make our actions count and take personal and collective responsibility to prevent new HIV and TB infections in South Africa.


World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and it is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died due to HIV infection. Come join us as we show support and solidarity to our people.

Please RSVP to Nelson Dlamini 081 709 3618,

Media Enquiries or interview opportunity, please contact:

Ms Kanya Ndaki
Communications Manager: SANAC
Mobile: 083 298 6100

Mr Popo Maja
Head of Communications
National Department of Health
Mobile: 072 585 3219


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