MARKING World Aids Day yesterday, Deputy President David Mabuza kept his promise to a resident in Klerksdorp, North West.

Earlier this year, Honey Stevenson’s daughter asked him to find her mum a job.

Yesterday, he said government would employ Honey to educate people about the virus.

In Katlehong in Gauteng, athletes and health fans gathered at Huntersfield Stadium for the World Aids Day road race.

Deputy President Mabuza is accompanied by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Premier of the North West Province, Professor Job Mokgoro and senior government officials. Photo by GCIS

Mayoral committee member Nomadlozi Nkosi said: “The aim of the day is to raise awareness and offer support to the affected.”

Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces chairman Amos Masondo released a statement: “This day calls on all of us to unite in the fight against HIV.”

Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) today, 01 December 2019, visits Ms Honey Stevenson at her home in Jouberton, Klerksdorp, North West Province. Photo by GCIS Photo by

  • Speaking in Hlabisa, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said their goals were that 90% of infected people should know their status, that 90% of those should start anti-retroviral therapy, and that 90% of those on treatment should be virally suppressed.

“Ugu, uMkhanyakude and uMzinyathi districts achieved the targets a year early, while Amajuba, eThekwini, King Cetshwayo, uMgungundlovu, uThukela, and Zululand are expected to do so by March,” said Zikalala.