Address by the Deputy Minister
Notes of an address to the HESA-HEAIDS Strategy Group
by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training,
Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize
28 February 2012
The Deputy Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, was invited to share her vision for HEAIDS. Her attendance and participation in the Strategy Group as a high level government representative was unprecedented and reflected the Programme's successful development of the partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
The Deputy Minister emphasised the following:
- the need to develop the HIV and AIDS mitigation programme in the Further Education and Training college (FET) sector;
- the need for increased support for HEAIDS by the Department as well as other sources;
- the need to develop more comprehensive campus health services and infrastructure, including that of psycho-social support.