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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

Independent Online
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700

“This issue of a shortage of medicines – it's a national problem,” said Oepeng citing similar statements made by provincial health departments before Parliament as well as remarks by Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at he recent SA AIDS Conference.

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:04:56 -0700

In a letter written to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi a few weeks ago, the TAC said it wanted to work with the minister to fix problems at the lab service, saying: "We cannot afford to lose this treasure." The letter - signed by the SA Medical ...

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 03:19:47 -0700

Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi recently took umbrage to reports blaming his department of widespread shortages of essential medicines in state hospitals and clinics‚ and shifted the blame to suppliers. Civil society group The Stop Stock Outs ...

The Citizen

The Citizen
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:30:00 -0700

This would help achieve a zero infection rate by the year 2030, minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced at the closing ceremony of the SA Aids Conference at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. He said the department had noticed a gap in the ...


Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:33:45 -0700

In February 2014, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi introduced the country's first under-the-skin implant to prevent pregnancy, called Implanon Nxt, as part of new national guidelines aimed to expand women's birth control choices. From Mpumalanga's ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:09 -0700

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has joined six counterparts in promising to reduce the misuse of antibiotics as the world faces a future in which 10 million people could die annually due to infections resistant to available antibiotics.
The New Age Online
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has severely criticised the management of Letaba hospital near Tzaneen, Limpopo, after the death of two patients. The two died in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit after the generator failed to kick-in during load ...

Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:18:45 -0700

There are massive medicine stockouts in the public health system. These are mainly due to failures within the state system, not external problems such as global supply shortages that Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has claimed are primarily ...

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