Khayelitsha

World AIDS Day Event: Khayelitsha

TB HIV Care joined The City of Cape Town, the Department of Health and a group of Khayelitsha NGOs (including MSF, SWEAT, Grassroot Soccer, Desmond Tutu) in Khayelitsha on Friday, 30 November for a World AIDS Day event at the Solomon Mahlangu Hall.

The national theme for World AIDS Day is Cheka Impilo, Know Your Status. The event celebrated health, wellness, community and positive choices while encouraging residents to #KnowYourStatus under the Department of Health’s ‘Cheka Impilo’ and ‘SheConquers’ campaigns.

There was an amazing atmosphere at the Hall (due in part to fantastic performers and speakers) and highlights included:

  • A march from MSF’s offices at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha to Solomon Mahlangu Hall – led by a drum majorette group
  • A jazz performance from The Institute for Music and Indigenous Arts Development (IMAD) learners – who were brilliant
  • Music, dance and other performances – including Zip Zap Circus
  • 5-a-side soccer tournament

Many thanks to our HTS teams who provided free testing, screening and other health checks on the day. And a massive thank you to Ndumi Mtshiselwa (PP Prev Coordinator) who proved to be the perfect MC!

Special mention to Michelle Carey (Deputy Communications Manager) who worked so hard to make this event happen.