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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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Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:28:36 -0700

This emerged when health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi convened a meeting at the Mpumalanga facility as part of an investigation into the conduct of two doctors charged with misconduct for alleged malpractice and negligence. But Motsoaledi “believes ...


Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:00:18 -0700

Doctors and their professional associations have threatened to go to court to challenge the proposed amendments to regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act, which Motsoaledi gazetted last Friday and which will see medical aid schemes paying doctors far ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Johannesburg - A doctors' union has criticised Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi for his comments on the deaths of a teenager and her newborn and for suspending the two doctors involved. The South African Medical Association (Sama) trade union ...


Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:30:00 -0700

The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi in partnership with the SA Business Coalition on Health and AIDS (SABCOHA) will on Thursday 9 July 2015 take the fight against HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis to eMbalenhle, near Secunda, Mpumalanga as part of ...

Rand Daily Mail

Rand Daily Mail
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:18:45 -0700

Medical schemes are currently obliged to pay in full — regardless of how much healthcare providers charge — for the compulsory package of benefits known as prescribed minimum benefits. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has proposed amendments to ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:02:02 -0700

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:06:10 -0700

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Independent Online

Independent Online
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:03:45 -0700

At the March summit, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launched a scathing attack on attorneys and some health practitioners and said litigation in the medical field had reached “crisis proportions”. “Many of the highly litigating lawyers care less ...

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