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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), will chair the SANAC extended plenary on Saturday, 27 November 2021. The Plenary will be preceded by an outreach programme where the Deputy President will engage with traditional leaders and interfaith leaders on their active participation in the response to HIV, TB, STI’s and the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
 
The extended SANAC Plenary is the highest decision-making body of the AIDS Council and comprises of the Civil Society Forum, Private Sector Forum as well as Premiers of all the provinces. It is expected that the plenary will receive progress on the National Strategic Plan catch-up plans in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, discuss the Learner Pregnancy Management and Prevention Policy as well as the donor funding for SANAC programmes, among others.
 
The plenary takes place on the eve of the commemoration of World AIDS Day, which will be observed under the theme “Working Together to End inequalities, AIDS, TB and COVID-19 on 1 December 2021.  
 
Deputy President Mabuza will be accompanied by the Premier of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Mr Sihle Zikalala, the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla, Members of the SANAC Inter-Ministerial Committee, Deputy Chairperson of SANAC, Ms Steve Letsike and senior government officials.
 
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the events as follows:
 
SANAC Policy In Action Outreach programme

Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Time: 09h00
Venue: Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality
 
SANAC Extended Plenary

Date: Saturday, 27 November 2021
Time: 09:30
Venue: Durban ICC, KwaZulu-Natal Province
 
Media programme for the SANAC Outreach Programme in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Friday, 26 November 2021
 
Deputy President’s engagement to mobilise Inter-Faith Leaders for active participation in the response to HIV, TB, STIs and COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
 
Photo Opportunity and opening remarks

Time: 9:15
Venue: Hall 1A, Durban ICC
Contact person: Nelson Dlamini 078 731 0313
 
Deputy President’s engagement to mobilise Traditional Leaders for active participation in the response to HIV, TB, STIs and COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
 
Photo Opportunity
Time: 12:00
Venue: Hall 1A, Durban ICC
Contact: Nelson Dlamini 078 731 0313
 
Cheka Impilo Community Mobilisation Campaign focusing on HIV, TB, STIs, non-communicable diseases and COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Media in attendance

Time: 9:45
Venue: Pinetown Taxi Rank
Contact person: Tshiamo Selomo 078 260 0957
 
Campaign on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Media in attendance

Time: 09:45
Venue: Dokkies Centre
Contact Person: Lihle Nxumalo 079 553 8867
 
First Things First Campaign focusing on HIV, TB, mental health, GBVF and COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Media in attendance

Time: 09:15
Venue: Ethekwini TVET College, Centana Campus
Contact Person: Mmantshu Selwadi 071 532 3193
 
Informal engagement with sex workers on HIV, TB, STIs and COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Media in attendance
 
Time: 19:30
Venue: Venue TBC
Contact Person: Nelson Dlamini 078 731 0313
 
 
RSVP with Name, ID and contact number to Mmantshu Selwadi, The Presidency on 071 532 3193
 

Media enquiries: Matshepo Seedat, The Presidency on 082 679 9473 / Matshepo@presidency.gov.za and Nelson Dlamini, SANAC on 078 731 0313 / nelson@sanac.org.za

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria