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The Honourable
Aaron Motsoaledi
Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.jpg
Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi in 2011
Minister of Health
Assumed office
11 May 2009
President Jacob Zuma
Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded by Barbara Hogan
Personal details
Born (1958-08-07) 7 August 1958 (age 57)
Political party African National Congress
Alma mater University of Natal
Cabinet Zuma I
Zuma II

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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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:15:00 -0700

The South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and the Chinese Health Minister Ms Li Bin are to make an important announcement that will benefit public health in Africa. This announcement will be made following the 2nd Ministerial Forum of ...

South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has requested the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete not to have the Annual Report of the Compensation Fund for Mines and Works submitted. The purpose of the fund is to compensate miners when they ...


Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:07:30 -0700

21 September 2015. Motsoaledi will make the HPCSA findings public. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says while no formal announcement has been made regarding the future of the National Health Insurance (NHI), much was being behind the scenes to ...

Albany Times Union

Albany Times Union
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Canon Mpho Tutu said. A statement from his foundation said Tutu, 83, was pleased with the "first-class" treatment he received, but he told South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi that "most South Africans did not have access to decent health care.".


Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:45:00 -0700

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi wants to outlaw smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Motsoaledi believes there should be no smoking zones whatsoever in places frequented by the public. He said, "It does not make ...


Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:26:31 -0700

THE Health Department's controversial plan to use a "certificate of need" to regulate where doctors work was among proposals contained in the White Paper on National Health Insurance, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told delegates to the annual ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:16:18 -0700

September 21 2015 at 06:11pm. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says SA medical students can spend their time praying at home instead of in Cuba. Video: Silusapho Nyanda/IOL Mojo. Related Stories ...
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Aaron Motsoaledi, South African Minister of Health, said "we are very excited, this Nobel prize was awarded to a scentist from China ... We all want to eradicate malaria, so we are very happy and we congratulate her heartily." Dr Matshidiso Rebecca ...

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