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Aaron Motsoaledi
Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.jpg
Minister of Health
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 May 2009
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Barbara Hogan
Personal details
Born (1958-08-07) 7 August 1958 (age 56)
Political party African National Congress
Alma mater University of Natal

Aaron Motsoaledi (born 7 August 1958 in Transvaal) is the Minister of Health of South Africa.[1] He was formerly an MEC in the Limpopo province for (in chronological order) transport, agriculture and environment,[2] and education.[3]

Motsoaledi is a medical doctor by training. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal.[4] Motsoaledi ran a successful surgery in the small rural town of Jane Furse prior to his appointment in government.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, Motsoaledi had served as a Chairperson of the Sekhukhune Advice Office from 1986 to 1994; as a Chairperson of Hlahlolanang Health and Nutrition Education Project in 1989; as a Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the then Northern Transvaal from 1991 to 1992; as Head of the ANC Elections Commission for Limpopo Province in 1994; as Head of the ANC Economic and Infrastructure Desk and as Head of the ANC Research and Briefing of election Task Team in Limpopo in 1994.

Motsoaledi has also served as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature from 1994 to 2009; as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Executive Council (MEC) for Education from 1994 to 1997; MEC for Transport from 1998 to 1999 and MEC for Agriculture, Land and Environment in 1999.

The Minister administered to the first South African state patient a fixed dose combination (FDC) Antiretroviral tablet of Emtricitabine/Tenofovir/Efavirenz on 9 April 2013 in GaRankuwa.

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Politicsweb

Politicsweb
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:05:05 -0800

The DA is in possession of a text message revealing that the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, instructed a Deputy Director General (DDG) in his Department to bar the DA from conducting oversight at Forensic Chemistry Laboratories (FCLs). In his ...

Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:50:27 -0800

JOHANNESBURG – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department aims to purchase different types of life-saving medication at a cheaper rate in future after recently securing more affordable antiretroviral drugs. The department has signed an ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:41:15 -0800

The DA challenges the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to explain to the South African people why he is so determined in preventing us from conducting oversight at Forensic Science Laboratories (FCLs) countrywide. Today the DA was once again ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:00 -0800

“It has been near impossible thus far to obtain a certificate of need because the Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has not yet prescribed regulations regarding the application and granting of certificates.” James said he met Motsoaledi in June and ...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:52:30 -0800

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BDlive
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:18:45 -0800

Democratic Alliance health spokesman Wilmot James said yesterday that he had written to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi asking him to confirm that the new KwaZulu-Natal Forensic Chemical Laboratory (FCL) will start operating by May 1. "The opening of ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:30:00 -0800

During interactions with teenagers as part of the recording of Let's Talk, a song and music video encouraging people to talk about teenage pregnancy, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and I have often been confronted with questions about the high ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:15:51 -0800

... and Industry Dr Rob Davies; Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane; Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramathlodi; Economic Development Ebrahim Patel; Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and the Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
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