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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 55)
Political party African National Congress
Alma mater University of Natal

Aaron Motsoaledi (born 7 August 1958 in Limpopo) 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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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:16:03 -0700

HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday took a swipe at South Africa's biggest private hospital group, Netcare, saying he had told former Lesotho health minister Mphu Ramatlapeng that her government's plans to enter into a public-private ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:37:30 -0700

“People are suffering from condom fatigue,” said Aaron Motsoaledi, “or perhaps the standard issue 'choice' condoms just aren't cool enough. “We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:53:18 -0700

Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. File photo. Image by: Robert Tshabalala. The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has approved R500 million to treat TB in the country, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday. Save & Share.

South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital must be state-run to ensure that the poor are not excluded from the facility. Motsoaledi was speaking at a sod-turning ceremony in Parktown, Johannesburg, as the Nelson ...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:18:47 -0700

"We need to work hard in order to get a two-thirds majority after 7 May," ANC Gauteng chair Paul Mashatile told residents of Aaron Motsoaledi informal settlement in Soweto. "We need to continue knocking on doors... we will rest after the elections.".


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0700

HEALTH: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has suspended Council of Medical Schemes (CMS) registrar Monwabisi Gantsho amid allegations that he requested a R3 million kickback from former Medshield curator Themba Langa reports Business Day.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:45 -0700

So, despite the commitment to public private partnership, if Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's recent comments are anything to go by, the government is at best ambivalent about partnering with the private sector in hospitals or training doctors. It's ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Seven months after Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi claimed that insurance companies were “selling ill-health” and promoting collusion between policyholders and hospitals, concerns are growing about the increasing number of fraudulent claims. Tweet ...

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