Mahikeng: The North West Provincial Government will on Friday, 01 December 2023 join the country and global community in commemorating World AIDS Day under the theme: “Let Communities Lead”. The commemoration which will be integrated with the Accelerated Service Delivery Programme (ASDP) – Thuntsha Lerole, will be held in Vryburg, Naledi Local Municipality, at Phola Park in Huhudi township.

Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape who is also the Chairperson of the Provincial Council on AIDS has delegated Leader of Government Business and MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Nono Maloyi, to lead the day’s activities.

This year’s World AIDS Day theme is centered on investing and strengthening community-led interventions and approaches in the management of HIV. It further highlights the importance of greater civil society involvement in the fight against AIDS.

In line with the Thuntsha Lerole programme, residents of Naledi Local Municipality will be provided with services by various government departments, state-owned entities, as well as the district and local municipalities.

This includes, health education and screening services, clearing of illegal dumping sites across the municipality, distribution of cellphones and routers to principals of local schools.

Furthermore, departments will conduct consumer education and registration of indigents, registration and updating of local businesses details on the Central Supplier Database (CSD), online application for IDs and social support services, consumer inspections and the provision of agricultural support services to identified destitute families.

The Thuntsha Lerole intervention component of the province’s Accelerated Service Delivery Programme seeks to amongst others, ensure accelerated provision of the much-needed basic services to North West communities, mobilise communities to be part of the solution in addressing service delivery challenges and create a platform for constant feedback to communities on progress registered by government in responding to the demands for provision of basic services.

Members of the Media are invited to join and cover the Provincial World AIDS Day commemoration and the ASDP Thuntsha Lerole integrated activities which will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, 01 December 2023

Time: 08h00 to 16h00 – On-site government services to communities
Venue: Phola park, Huhudi township in Vryburg

Time: 09h00 to 11h30 – Service delivery interventions and visit to project sites

Time: 12h00 to 15h00 – Provincial World AIDS Day address and Community Feedback Session at Phola park, Huhudi township in Vryburg.


Issued jointly by Office of the Premier and Department of Health

For enquiries, contact

Sello Tatai
Spokesperson to the Premier
North West Provincial Government
Cell: 064 756 2510/082 450 7842


Brian Setswambung
Provincial Head of Communication
Office of the Premier
North West Provincial Government
Cell: 076 012 4501


Tebogo Lekgethwane
Department of Health Spokesperson
Cell: 067 422 7763