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South Africa: Face to Face: Winde on HIV, Zille and Tough Choices

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In what might be construed as a renewed commitment to the fight against HIV, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is co-chairing the newly reformed provincial AIDS council. This is particularly notable since his predecessor, former Premier Helen Zille, declined to chair the council.

In February last year, the Western Cape was still one of the few provinces where premiers were not chairing provincial AIDS councils. These provincial AIDS councils are important platforms for government, civil society, labour and the business sector to work together in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Activists have for some time called on premiers to chair AIDS councils in their respective provinces to ensure that the

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