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27th Anniversary International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

27th Anniversary International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

“Many Lights for Human Rights”

Date: 19 May 2009
Time: 12h00-13h00
Venue: Mansfield Hall, Ritson Campus


Opening Prayer: Lihlohonolo Makhohlouloane, DUT Safety, Health and Environmental Officer

Welcome: Amar Singh, Dean of Students

Message of Support: Prof Nqabomzi Gawe, DUT Vice Chancellor

Introduction to the guest speaker: Naseem Haniff, Director of Student Counselling and Health

Guest Speaker: Nonhlanhla Makhanya, KZN Department Health, Head of Ministry

Vote of thanks: Thobile Zulu, DUT HIV/AIDS Centre Co-ordinator


The 27th Anniversary of the historic International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, one of the world’s first public events against HIV/AIDS that continues to be led by communities worldwide, commemorates 27 years of remembrance and community mobilization.

The Candlelight Memorial is also more than just a memorial, it is an opportunity to educate about HIV/AIDS, advocacy for policy change, foster partnerships and community dialogue and provide skills for community mobilization. With 33 million people estimated to be infected worldwide, the candlelight serves as an important uniting intervention amongst civic society and institutions, breaking down social barriers and giving hope to future generations.

For more information, please contact:

Oziel Mdletshe
DUT Health Promoter
Office: 031 373 2440/2260
Mobile: 074 4521 205

Issued by:

Karishma Ganpath
Media Officer
Division of Corporate Affairs
Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2845
Cell: 073 67 33345