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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENNT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE 8th BI-ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN AIDS CONFERENCE (SAAIDS) IN DURBAN Print E-mail
Monday, 12 June 2017
The Department of Social Development will from Tuesday, June 13, until Thursday, June 15, participate at the South African Aids Conference (SAAIDS) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. The conference will take place under the theme, “The Long Walk to Prevention: Every voice counts.” to reflect on progress made to date in response to HIV and Aids pandemic. 

SAAIDS will be attended by among key stakeholders, Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Traditional Leaders, Youth and Local Government representatives.

In order to address social and structural barriers to quality of life for all South Africans, Social Development will during the conference have satellite discussions focussing on the following topics:

• Expanding Community Based Prevention and Early Intervention Services for Vulnerable Children towards an HIV Free Generation;

• Integrating Child Protection Services and HIV and Aids Interventions to Improve Orphaned, Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) Outcomes; and

• Social Development’s Contribution towards the HIV and AIDS Response.

Members of the media are invited to cover SAAIDS Conference and Satellite Sessions arranged as follows:

SAAIDS Conference Programme

Date: Tuesday, June 13 until Thursday, June 15, 2017 (Daily)

Time: 09h00 (Daily)

Venue: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), KZN Province

Social Development SAAIDS Conference Satellite Programme

Day One

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 14h00 – 15h30

Venue: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), KZN Province

Day Two

Date: Wednesday, June 14

Time: 14h00 – 15h30 and 18h00 – 20h00

Venue: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), KZN Province

Members of the Media can RSVP by contacting Mr Jaconia Kobue on 063 249 5120 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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Media Enquiries may be directed to Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it