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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.Photo: Tara Turkington
Former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was the highest-profile African National Congress (ANC) member to leave the party to join new party Congress of the People (Cope). As the former minerals and energy minister, Mlambo-Ngcuka had to face high HIV/AIDS prevalence in the mining sector, according to figures published in a special report on News24. In her speech to the 2005 Inauguration Summit, Mlambo-Ngcuka showed her support for HIV/AIDS educational programmes and a pragmatic approach to HIV-prevention. In an interview with SABC News on June 26, 2005, she said that her efforts to fight HIV/AIDS would focus on developing an anti-retroviral programme, which she considered the most appropriate response to the epidemic.
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The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. The project is funded by by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05 and through the Anova Health Institute through PEPFAR via USAID under Award No. AID-674-A-12-00015.