Have you ever been in a situation where you did not brush your teeth early in the morning? Think of it, neither you enjoyed the moment you forgot to put on your deodorant. While this did not make your day, how much more of the women who go without basic toiletries every day in agriculture? And not to mention sanitary
AgriAid SA is proud to announce its name change from AgriAids SA to AgriAid SA. The decision came about that the fight against AIDS alone is one that has been drastically suppressed over the years, and that efforts to prevent infected people reaching the AIDS continuum have been an outstanding success. Thus the removal of the letter ‘’s’’ in the
Monene Mamabolo: CEO Today, March 8, 2017, marks International Women’s Day which is celebrated across the world. It comes at a time while this day is observed I am celebrating my work anniversary of just over four (4) years in an executive position. I remember well four years ago when I was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AgriAid SA.
The Bokone Bophirima Department of Health in partnership with AgriAIDS, non governmental organisation with interest on the health of farm workers, on Friday, 23 September 2016 engaged farmers and farm workers on health issues affecting the farming community. The engagement was held at Rothman Boerdery farm just outside Brits town. The engagement was part of the broader departmental strategy of
To celebrate 67 minutes of selfless act of humanity on Mandela Day, AgriAids SA is recognising that for agriculture sector to guarantee food security, a healthy workforce is needed. This is particularly difficult and labour intensive task to achieve. Farmworkers and farming communities remain highly susceptible to HIV infection. Prevalence level in this HIV/AIDS reduction strategy key population is twice that of
Rashoop Skietbaan, some 10 kilometres north of Brits in North West, is surrounded by bustling farms that supply fresh agricultural produce to Brits and to places as far away as Pretoria, Vereeniging and Johannesburg. Farmer Christo van der Merwe says they supply vegetables, dairy and meat products to these areas every week, thanks to an “army of dedicated workers”. Van
LIMPOPO MEC for health and social development Dikeledi Magadzi says she is committed to intensifying the war on HIV and Aids on farms in the province The fight against the disease will be in the spotlight since Magadzi will be joined by Deputy Minister of Health Gwen Ramokgopa to extend the HIV counselling and testing campaign to farming communities this
South Africa is taking small steps to stop Aids from wreaking havoc on its key farming sector in a nation with one of the world’s heaviest caseloads. A few NGOs and farmers have launched testing programmes, but the government has no specific policy for the sector that is emerging as one of hardest-hit by the pandemic. A pioneer project launched