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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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The Citizen

The Citizen
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:56:11 -0800

Aaron Motsoaledi appoints new CMS council. Sapa. FILE PICTURE: Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. (Photo: GCIS). Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi had appointed a new council to oversee the governance of the Council for Medical Schemes ...
Eyewitness News
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:25:33 -0800

The minister said he has assembled the best specialists in their fields to handle Ebola-related matters. Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi speaking to the members of the media on the upcoming World. FILE: Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:48:45 -0800

THE fight against disease and germs intensified this week when Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launched the Public Hand Hygiene Campaign. Though overshadowed by the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, the ...
South Africa.info
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:30:00 -0800

The SADC: South African Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi hosted a meeting of SADC health ministers in South Africa in August. The meeting aimed agreeing on processes to deal with a potential outbreak of Ebola in the region. The meeting also ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:33:45 -0800

At the launch of the second phase of Operation Phakisa in the city on Tuesday, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said most South Africans received health care services at the country's 3 500 clinics, but these did not function well. No new clinics ...
Mail & Guardian Online
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0800

If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he wants to outlaw e-cigarettes. (Reuters). Health Minister Aaron ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:52:30 -0800

LHR had planned to force Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi to exercise his discretion and have Fokora placed on the programme. Fokora came to South Africa in 2011, fleeing persecution in his home country. Lawyers argued that Fokora's exclusion was ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:41:15 -0800

South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, hosted a meeting of SADC Ministers of Health in South Africa in August 2014. The meeting aimed at agreeing on the process to standardise measures to deal with an outbreak of Ebola in the region.

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