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.