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30 November 2012

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to commemorate World AIDS Day by encouraging people to get tested for HIV

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will participate in a World Aids Day event in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province.

The theme for World Aids Day, 1 December 2012, announced last year, runs till 2015 and involves three messages:  “Zero New HIV Infections”, “Zero Discrimination”, and “Zero AIDS-related deaths.”

This year marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, thus making it the longest-running international health commemorative day.

In support of Government’s efforts to encourage South Africans to get tested for HIV, Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will undertake a public HIV test during the event.

All media are invited as follows:

Date: Saturday, 01 December 2012

Venue: Stay Easy Emnotweni Conference Venue, Cnr White River Road and Government Blvrd, Riverside Park Ext 1, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province

Time: 09:30 for 10:00

RSVP: Ms Laoura Lazouras, lazourasl@dirco.gov.za / 083 564 2024 and Ms Nthabiseng Ramatshela, ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za / 082 675 0893

Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

 

 

 

 

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