Deputy President Ramaphosa to engage with youth on HIV and AIDS issues at a Youth Conference
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will, in his capacity as Chairperson of the South African Aids Council (SANAC) and the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA), participate in the inaugural HEAIDS Youth Conference on Saturday, 10 June 2017.
Deputy President Ramaphosa will engage with young people in an open dialogue on HIV, STI, TB, general health, youth economic empowerment, social inequalities and other challenges affecting them.
The Conference will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
The dialogue will be one of the highlight of this Conference organised by Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids national programme (HEAIDS) under the leadership of Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana. The Conference will be staged between the 9 and 12 June 2017.
HEAIDS is a national facility to develop and support the HIV mitigation programmes at South Africa’s public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETs).
The Conference, under the theme Ukuhlonyiswa Kwabasha (Empowering the Youth), brings together more than 1 800 young people from across the country who will include learners from schools, universities, TVET colleges and communities.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, and Deputy Minister in The Presidency Buti Manamela along with several other government ministers and a number of MECs of health will also be in attendance.
Source: Government of South Africa