Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to attend the national World AIDS Day commemorative events in the North West province
30 Nov 2012
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who chairs the South African National AIDS Council, will participate at the National World AIDS Day Commemoration at Olen Park Stadium, North West province on 1 December 2012.
This commemoration will be held at Tlokwe Local Municipality in Potchefstroom. The Deputy President will be joined by the Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi of Health, Fikile Mbalula of Sport & Recreation, North West Premier Thandi Modise, other National Ministers and Deputy Ministers, including members of the North West Provincial Council on AIDS.
This year's theme is "A re dlale Safe for zero new HIV and TB infections”- "Let's play it safe for new HIV and TB infections”. The global theme for World AIDS Day was announced last year and it will run until 2015, with three key messages: "Zero New HIV Infection”, "Zero Stigma and Discrimination” and "Zero AIDS- related Deaths”.
Immediately after the main proceedings in Potchefstroom, the Deputy President, Health and the Sport and Recreation Ministers will proceed to attend the Telkom Knockout Final at Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban as a continuation of the commemoration of the World AIDS Day.
The Deputy President will be the Guest of Honour of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and will also deliver the World AIDS Day message just before the match kick-off, as well as hand-over the trophy to the winning team.
Members of the media are invited to the commemoration event as follows:
Date : 1 December 2012
Time : 08h00
Venue : Olen Park Stadium, Potchefstroom
08h30 -09h30 Health walk lead by Minister of Health
10h30- 11h45 Visit to projects by Deputy President
11h50 - 12h00 Walk about by Deputy President at the exhibition and activities site
12h00- 13h00 Formal proceedings
13h00- 15h00 Entertainment, sporting activities
082 338 6707
For more information on the Telkom Knockout Final in Durban, please contact:
Ms Nthabiseng Rantau
Cell: 082 570 5503.
Joe Maila (Health Minister's Spokesperson)
Cell: 082 887 3581
Thabo Masebe (Deputy President's Spokesperson)
Cell: 082 410 8087
Issued by: The Presidency
30 Nov 2012
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