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Aaron Motsoaledi
Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa.jpg
Minister of Health
Incumbent
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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News24
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 01:00:43 -0700

Johannesburg - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he would never take the word of a self-proclaimed healer such as Baba Mokgawa or Dr Hassan Maluwa to help him win the lottery. "I don't believe in that one. Most of these people are themselves very ...

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Independent Online
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:33:45 -0700

... to The Mercury detailing lengthy correspondence between senior officials had revealed that Dhlomo and Zungu had taken their fight against each other to the late public service minister Collins Chabane, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the Public ...
 
BDlive
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:45:00 -0700

MORE than a year after Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) registrar Monwabisi Gantsho was suspended by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, pending the outcome of a forensic probe into alleged corruption, the issue appears no closer to resolution.

BDlive

BDlive
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:56:15 -0700

THE Department of Health is getting help from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch a health information system for the rollout of national health insurance (NHI), Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told doctors and medical ...

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BDlive
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:33:45 -0700

Mr Gantsho was suspended by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi last April, pending the outcome of an investigation into claims that Mr Gantsho had tried to solicit a R3m bribe from former Medshield curator Themba Langa. Law firm Edward Nathan ...

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BDlive
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:45:00 -0700

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:50:27 -0700

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Times LIVE
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:39:07 -0700

Last year, former CEO Sagie Pillay, who had threatened to suspend services to the two provinces, did not have his contract renewed. When Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi intervened last year, he cited "major glitches in the billing system" and proposed ...
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