Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marches to handover memorandumamongst them is the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, Durban, 18/07/2016.

HIV and Aids in South Africa

South Africa’s story of HIV and Aids starts with tragic arrogance, in a new democracy suddenly threatened from an unexpected direction. Then came activism and tenacity by ordinary citizens. Today, the country has one of the world’s biggest public health programmes.

How big is South Africa?

South Africa is twice the size of France and five times as big as the UK. With an area of 1.2-million square kilometres, it dwarfs the nations of Europe – except Russia – but doesn’t stand up to the giants of Asia and the Americas.