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The Honourable
Aaron Motsoaledi
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 57)
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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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:26:15 -0700

Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi has been discharged from hospital this afternoon following his admission to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for treatment. The doctors at Steve Biko Academic hospital assessed the condition of the minister ...

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:31:01 -0700

Johannesburg - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is receiving treatment for pneumonia in hospital, his spokesman said on Monday. “Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was admitted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. The minister is diagnosed with pneumonia ...
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:03:45 -0700

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:59:36 -0700

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was discharged from hospital on Wednesday afternoon following his admission on Sunday to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria where he was being treated for pneumonia. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi ...

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:33:45 -0700

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:50:57 -0700

Aaron Motsoaledi was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi at Presidential Inauguration at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union. FILE: Aaron Motsoaledi was admitted to the ...

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:43:58 -0700

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi slammed the “primitive” South African Airways (SAA) for ordering a passenger to breastfeed her baby in a toilet. Save & Share. Email · Print. The minister was relating an incident during which a Rhodes University ...
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:15:00 -0700

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