Using the UNAids World Aids Day theme for 2011 to 2015 – “Getting to Zero” – over the next 12 months South Africa will focus on achieving zero discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero Aids-related deaths.
Football for Hope, a FIFA initiative to raise awareness of HIV/Aids prevention among township youth in South Africa, is proving successful. It is increasing awareness of the importance of gender equality, the ravages of sexual violence and the ramifications of teenage pregnancy.
South African R&B star Loyiso Bala is using his talent to champion good causes. Already a Mandela 46664 ambassador, the singer has been appointed South African UNAids Goodwill Ambassador, a job in which he will help fight violence against women and discrimination against people with HIV and Aids.
Delegates gathered at a Brand South Africa workshop ahead of the South African Competitiveness Forum to compare and align their approaches to building and maintaining the country’s reputation abroad
At the recent National Church Leaders’ Consultation Programme, Brand South Africa’s Leo Makgamathe presented the organisation’s goals, highlighting church leaders’ roles in building a better country.
Johannesburg, 30 November 2011. December 1 is World Aids Day and this year’s global theme highlights the need for leadership and accountability in the effort to minimize the impact of HIV.