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Aaron Motsoaledi
Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.jpg
Minister of Health
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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Independent Online

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:48:45 -0700

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on Sunday, 24 May, brief the media on the shortage of some medicines. During briefing the Minister will update on availability of drugs/medicines in clinics and hospitals in the country including and steps ...


Wed, 06 May 2015 07:26:15 -0700

It is my honour and pleasure to present to this Honourable House the 2015/16 Budget Policy Statement of the Department of Health, for your consideration and approval. Honourable Members, in the previous financial year a sum of R33,95 billion was voted ...


Mon, 04 May 2015 23:01:56 -0700

I won't give up to allow another arm of government to change the ethics and direction of doctors in the way that ruling is going to," said Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi. Judge Fabricius is not prepared to withdraw his judgment. “As I handed down ...


Sun, 24 May 2015 20:22:30 -0700

Cape Town – Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has denied reports of a shortage in retroviral drugs for adults, but there was “definitely” a shortage of the drug Abacavir, used to treat children. Yesterday, Motsoaledi convened a briefing in Pretoria ...

Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:18:45 -0700

Recently, following a change in World Health Organisation guidelines, South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi ruled that treatment should be triggered at a CD4 count of 500. But until now there has been no definitive answer to the question of ...


Tue, 26 May 2015 22:58:21 -0700

KZN has led the way in responding to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's call for human milk banks to be set up throughout the country, with five already up and running in the province and six more to be opened soon. The banks are run according to ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:18:45 -0700

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced in 2014 that coloured and flavoured condoms would be available to “individuals of reproductive age”. National spokesperson Joe Maila said the response had been encouraging. “Young people across the country say ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Wed, 06 May 2015 15:21:19 -0700

There is a hospital near Sandton, northern Joburg, that has more gynaecologists than all the state facilities in Mpumalanga and Limpopo combined, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi complained yesterday.

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