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Daily News 2016

Thursday 1 December 2016

World Aids Day

Today – 1 December – is world AIDS Day: an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died.

Situated at KwaMuhle Local History Museum, South African Voices: Towards a Museum of HIV Memory and Learning is a collection of artifacts, artistic, historic and photographic items that pay tribute to people affected by HIV.

The paths of Aids and gender abuse are very intertwined, with overlapping statistics, issues, challenges and anecdotes.

In South Africa every five minutes one girl-child is infected with HIV – that is nearly 2000 girls between the ages of 15 and 24 who get infected in South Africa every week.

The SA Voices team join The Daily News and thousands of concerned citizens in supporting the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December, with special reference today, World Aids Days, with the theme “Count me in”.


Debbie Heustice: South African Voices project director from info4africa (tall woman)

Bren Brophy:  Exhibition curator (the only man in the group)

Mandisa Makhanya: SA Voices Youth Ambassador (grey trousers)

Lihle Zikode: SA Voices Youth Ambassador (green trousers)

Pic by Jacques Naude

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