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Deputy President Mabuza to lead The World AIDS Day Commemorations, Soweto, Gauteng Province

Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will on Saturday, 01 December 2018, , deliver a keynote address at the World Aids Day National Commemoration event at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto, Gauteng.

This year's World AIDS Day will be commemorated under the theme: "Cheka Impilo - Know Your Status". The theme is part of the National Wellness Campaign called Check Impilo - A call to action to all South Africans to take responsibility for their health and wellness.

Deputy President Mabuza will, as part of the commemoration activities, engage in a dialogue with the young people on "The role of the youth in efforts to accelerate testing and screening services together with treatment for HIV, TB and Non-Communicable Diseases such as Diabetes and Hypertension" in order to live a long and healthy life.

On 1 December, the World AIDS Day marks its 30th anniversary as a global event. The event provides an opportunity for citizens to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support to those infected and affected and to remember those who passed on from diseases associated with HIV.

The commemorative event will take place as follows:


TIME: 06H00 - 15H00


Members of the media wishing to attend should send their details and ID/Passport numbers to Sam Bopape on 082318 5251 or bopapes@gmail.com and Ireen Manyuha on 082440 5676 or Ireen@gcis.gov.za

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