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ABC Ulwazi
ABC Ulwazi is a radio training and production house for development and education in South Africa. The
organization works mainly with community radio stations and has produced a number of HIV/AIDS
related programmes.

Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)
The Actuarial Society of South Africa’s AIDS Committee has developed models to assist in estimating
the impact of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. The Committee has produced various papers and
monographs on the epidemic and constructed models to predict the impact of the epidemic at both the
national and regional level.

AfroAIDSinfo
AfroAIDSinfo is an HIV/AIDS information portal for southern Africa that promotes leadership among
researchers, health professionals, policy makers, educators and the public. Information on this portal is
derived from scientific research with a southern African focus.

The AIDS Budget Unit (ABU) of IDASA
The AIDS Budget Unit of IDASA provides research and analysis on the public finance issues related to
government’s response to HIV/AIDS. It monitors targeted allocations for HIV/AIDS interventions in the
national and provincial budgets and also analyses the indirect impact of the epidemic on the public
sector budget.

AIDS Consortium
The AIDS Consortium is a network of community-based and other organisations focusing on HIV/AIDS
related issues based in Gauteng. The organization has an information and resource centre of HIV/AIDS
materials, and provides support services to its members.

AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA)
AFSA acts as a link between donors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) working in the
HIV/AIDS sector including funding of CBOs and providing them with ongoing management, technical
support and capacity building.

AIDS Helpline
The AIDS Helpline is a tollfree service that provides basic information and counselling on HIV/AIDS in all
11 South African languages and directs callers to local service providers as needed.

AIDS Law Project
The AIDS Law Project specialises in helping people with HIV/AIDS to deal with problems they face
because of discrimination. They also conduct research in social, legal and human rights issues around
AIDS.

AIDSLink
AIDSLINK focuses on statistics, fundraising and HIV/AIDS awareness.

AIDS Research Institute (ARI)
The HIV/AIDS Research Institute promotes and coordinates high quality multi-disciplinary research at
the University of the Witwatersrand to develop an effective response to HIV/AIDS.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s HIV & AIDS Programmes
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa is committed to working towards a generation free from AIDS.
The Church’s HIV & AIDS programme’s mission is to serve those people in the region to halt the spread
of HIV, and providing care for those already touched by it.
AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU)
The AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU) supports innovative research into the social dimensions of
AIDS in South Africa. Special emphasis is placed on exploring the interface between qualitative and
quantitative research and on developing new forms of action research.

arepp: Theatre for Life Arepp is a dynamic, innovative and creative educational theatre organisation.
Using dramatic theatre performances, arepp provides interactive, live, social life-skills education to
school-going youth, in communities, and in all the major languages of South Africa. The performances
address the issues inherent in sexuality and the development of self-image. Each show stimulates
debate around the issues of relationships, pregnancy, gender, discrimination, sex, HIV/AIDS and STI’s
and all forms of abuse.

Beat It!
Beat It! is South Africa’s first TV magazine programme presented entirely by people living with HIV and
AIDS. The show is about the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS and presents the realities of the
hardships that they may face. It offers us a strong message of hope and a vision for the road ahead
when dealing with HIV and AIDS.

CARE South Africa – Lesotho
CARE International ('CARE') is one of the world's largest private international relief and development
organisations and a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid.
In South Africa and Lesotho where HIV/AIDS threatens livelihoods of communities, CARE has a number
of initiatives which have enabled the development of HIV /AIDS prevention, care, support and
mitigation programmes with civil society, government and the private sector.

Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
CCS is committed to strengthening the non-profit and voluntary sector by disseminating information to
the sector, and by building networks and encouraging collaboration both within the sector and between
it and researchers and teachers in Higher Education institutions around the country.

Centre for HIV/AIDS Network (HIVAN)
HIVAN’s primary purpose is to promote, conduct, and build capacity for research that is responsive to,
and contributes to alleviating the circumstances of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Centre for Health Systems Research & Development (CHSR&D)
The Centre for Health Systems Research & Development (CHSR&D) was founded at the University of
the Free State specifically to meet the dire need for social scientific and operational research and
related skills in the field of health and health care. The CHSR&D is committed to efficiency, equity and
equality in health and health care. It strives to contribute constructively toward optimising health
services and the health of the people of South and Southern Africa.

Centre for the Study of AIDS
The Centre for the Study of AIDS is based in the University of Pretoria and its activities include training
and research.

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
CSVR's mission is to develop and implement innovative and integrated human security interventions
based upon a commitment to social justice and fundamental rights for people who are vulnerable or
excluded. CSVR pursues these goals as essential to our aspiration of preventing violence in all its forms
and building sustainable peace and reconciliation in societies emerging from violent pasts - in South
Africa, on the African continent and globally.

Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
CAPRISA is an independent non-profit AIDS research organisation that aims to develop and undertake
globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis
and epidemiology as well as HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. CAPRISA also aims to build local
research infrastructure through cores of expertise and to provide training through research fellowships
tenable both in South Africa, the United States of America and elsewhere.

Centre for Health Policy (CHP)
Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a multi-disciplinary health policy research unit based in the School of
Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. CHP focuses on policy issues in various areas
including HIV/AIDS and STIs research.

Children in Distress
CINDI is a consortium of over 100 NGO’s, government departments and individuals that network in the
interests of children affected by HIV and AIDS in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands region of South Africa.

Children’s Institute
The Children’s Institute, based at the University of Cape Town, aims to harness the collective academic
capability in the University to promote enquiry into the situation of children, to share this capacity
through teaching and training programmes, and to present evidence to guide the development of laws,
policies and interventions for children.

Child HIV/AIDS Services
Child HIV/AIDS Services provides information on organizations and key government contacts working
with and for infected / affected children and youth.

Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE)
CASE is an applied research NGO, working in the socio-economic, political and developmental fields in
South Africa. CASE undertakes research in a wide range of areas, including HIV/AIDS in South Africa
and the Southern African region.

Culture, Communication and Media Studies
CCMS is located at the University of KwaZulu Natal and includes graduate and undergraduate courses.
CCMS also runs a post-graduate course on entertainment education in collaboration with CADRE and
DramAidE.

Curious Pictures
Curious Pictures partners with CADRE in the production of Tsha Tsha and other educational
programming. Curious Pictures combines the expertise of established producers with the enthusiasm of
young talent to produce some of South Africa's most talked about television programmes.

Dance4Life
Dance4Life is a worldwide project that seeks to address HIV/AIDS through dancing. Dance4Life South
Africa works with organisations like God's Golden Acre, DramAide, and ten other organisations on the
implementation of a STOP AIDS NOW! project on orphaned and vulnerable children.

Department of Correctional Services
The aim of the Department of Correctional Services has commenced implementation of the HIV/Aids
policies to ensure that offenders are educated regarding the prevention of the spread of the diseases
and received the necessary care and support whilst in correctional centres.

Department of Health
The national Department of Health includes a range of HIV/AIDS related directorates and sub-
directorates.

Department of Social Development
The national Department of Social Development includes a range of HIV/AIDS initiatives[delete] The
Department of Social Development has a vision of a caring and
integrated system of social development services that facilitates human
development and improves the quality of life. The Department aims to
enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within South African
society to secure a better life for themselves, in partnership with them
and with all those who are committed to building a caring society.

DramAidE
DramAidE is an outreach programme of the University of Zululand and University of Kwazulul Natal,
which strives to facilitate critical awareness, provide information and develop the skills to build a social
movement towards an education that acknowledges the right to health and well being.

Epicentre
Epicentre is a non-profit organisation that provides effective large scale HIV and AIDS Workplace
Programmes. Epicentre’s focus is to help organisations build internal capacity, systems, process and
skills to implement HIV and AIDS prevention and sustainable treatment programs that integrate into
existing structure and systems. Epicentre works in partnership with CADRE on workplace HIV/AIDS
surveys.

Health-e
Health-e is a news agency that produces news on HIV/AIDS, public health and issues regarding health
policy and practice in South Africa.

Health Development Africa (HDA)
Health and Development Africa is committed to excellence in providing professional consulting services
to clients across the continent. They have experience in: Developing strategy and policy; conducting
research and programme evaluation; supporting programme implementation; building individual and
institutional capacity. They have a special focus on reproductive and sexual health, with an emphasis on
the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS.

Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division
Located at the University of Natal, Durban, HEARD undertakes academic and applied research into the
economic, development and social impacts of HIV/AIDS.

Health Systems Trust (HST)
Health Systems Trust conducts ongoing relevant health systems research into key health areas
including HIV/AIDS.

Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC)
The HSRC supports development in South Africa, and in Africa, by conducting applied social-scientific
research projects and co-ordinating research programmes that are large-scale, collaborative, policy-
relevant, user-driven and public sector-oriented.

HSRC Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health (SAHA)
SAHA conducts research to inform HIV/AIDS prevention, care and impact mitigation in South and
southern Africa. SAHA works with CADRE on the Nelson Mandela/HSRC HIV, behavioural and
communication survey and other research projects.

Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa)
Idasa is an independent public interest organisation committed to promoting sustainable democracy in
South Africa and elsewhere by building democratic institutions, educating citizens and advocating social
justice.

Johns Hopkins and Health Education in South Africa (JH HESA)
JH HESA is a South African NGO linked to the Johns Hopkins Health Communication Partnership (HCP).
The (JHHESA ) works with other partners to accomplish its goal of strengthening public health in the
developing world.

Joint Economic Aids & Poverty Programme (JEAPP)
The Joint Economic Aids & Poverty Programme (JEAPP) was initiated in late 2000 following the Durban
AIDS Conference to address the dearth of information on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS in the
context of Southern Africa. JEAPP aims to move from simply describing the impact of the epidemic to
quantifying and analysing the impact of HIV/AIDS at the individual, household and community levels as
well as its impact on specific sectors within the South African economy.

Journ-AIDS
Journ-AIDS is an online resource designed to help journalists report better on issues relating to
HIV/AIDS. Originally developed by CADRE, the site is now managed by HIV/AIDS and the Media Project
at the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand. The website draws from
thousands of pages of academic and medical research, government reports and journalism to provide a
concise, regionally relevant look at HIV/AIDS.

Khomanani
Khomanani is a government-led communication campaign. It is part of the national drive to prevent the
spread of HIV infection. It also aims to improve care, support and treatment for people who have HIV
and AIDS, and to give support to their families.

LifeLine Southern Africa
Lifeline endeavours to promote relevant, appropriate and accessible counselling and emotional wellness
services in collaboration with strategic partners. Lifeline provides services in the areas of HIV and AIDS,
Gender-based violence, Emotional Wellness and Workplace Programmes.

Margaret Sanger Centre International South Africa (MSCISA)
MSCISA provides technical assistance to strengthen reproductive health services to women, men and
adolescents, promotes sexuality education throughout Africa, and advocates reproductive freedom for
all individuals.

Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC)
The MRC aims to improve the health status and quality of life of South Africans through relevant and
excellent health research aimed at promoting equity and development

Mindset Health
Mindset Health works in partnership with the Mindset Network, the Department of Health and Sentech
to deliver mass scale health education to tackle critical health issues, including HIV and AIDS. The
Mindset Health Channel produces health educational content in video, computer based multimedia and
print formats, targeted at healthcare workers, patients and the general public.

National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA)
NAPWA is a national organisation that co-ordinates the needs and resources of all people living with
HIV/AIDS. Napwa’s major purpose is to organise, mobilise and empower people living with HIV/AIDS
and to represent their interests by providing care and support.

National Progressive Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN)
The NPPHCN is a national non-government health advocacy organisation promoting collaboration,
participatory research and policy formulation, and appropriate training and organisational development.

National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC SA)
NISC SA publishes information databases, academic journals and books including the African Journal of
AIDS Research (AJAR) in partnership with CADRE.

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund strives to change the way society treats its children and youth.

Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA)
The PPASA works in the field of sexual and reproductive health. While providing skills training and
positive role models, the primary aim of the services is to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS, teenage
pregnancy and sexual transmitted infections (STIs).

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)
PHRU is one of the largest AIDS research centres in Africa and leads studies into HIV prevention, care
and support. It is based at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The unit is
involved in research, training, policy-formation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their
children.

Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)
RAPCAN is committed to developing child abuse prevention strategies to combat the patterns of abuse;
which affect the lives of children and adults everywhere; through training adults, informing children,
materials development, dissemination and advocacy.

Red Ribbon
Run by Metropolitan Life, this site provides a wide range of useful news articles and information on
HIV/AIDS.

Reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU)
The RHRU is an official research entity of Wits Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which
focuses on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The RHRU is also a central partner in the Wits AIDS
Research Institute. While retaining their SRH focus, their current work prioritises HIV prevention and
the reproductive health/HIV interface.

Soul City
The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (SC IHDC) is a health promotion
NGO. Their programmes include the TV series Soul City - a drama series that examines health and
development issues; Soul Buddyz – a children’s multi media edutainment vehicle designed to promote
the health and well being of children; advocacy and the Health and Development Worker Awards.

Soul Beat Africa
Soul Beat Africa is a project of Soul City and the Communication Initiative. It is a space for
communicators across Africa to share experiences, materials, strategic thinking and events, and to
engage in discussion and debate. This site is meant for practitioners, media makers, academics,
researchers, and others who are using or are interested in communication for change in Africa.

South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI)
SAAVI was established to co-ordinate the research, development and testing of HIV/AIDS vaccines in
South Africa. SAAVI is based at the MRC and is working with key national and international partners to
produce an affordable, effective and locally relevant HIV/AIDS vaccine in as short a time as possible.

South African Cities Network
The South African Cities Network is a network of South African cities and partners that encourages the
exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management.

South African Local Government Association
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is an organization mandated to assist in the
transformation of local government in South Africa. SALGA plays a core role in a variety of areas related
to local government transformation and as a national representative of the local government sector and
its employees.

South African Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (SABCOHA)
SABCOHA together with Metropolitan run the red ribbon website which provides strategies to deal with
HIV and AIDS in the workplace, case studies, and the latest surveys and articles delving into AIDS in
the business arena.

SABC Education
The vision of SABC Education is to be a world-class provider of innovative and distinctive educational
broadcast content. SABC Education has established itself as a world leader in dramatic edutainment
programming that includes HIV/AIDS content (for example, Soul City, Soul Buddyz, Yizo Yizo, Gaz’lam,
and Tsha Tsha); and in early childhood and school-based education (for example, School TV and
Takalani Sesame).

Social Aspects of AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)
SAHARA is an alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use social sciences research to
prevent further spread of HIV and mitigate impact in South Africa, the SADC region and sub-Saharan
Africa.

Sonke Gender Justice Project
Sonke Gender Justice (SGJ) strives to create a SADC region in which men, women, youth and children
can enjoy equitable relationships that contribute to the development of a just and democratic society.
To achieve this, the SGJ works across Southern Africa to build the capacity of government, civil society
organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender based violence and reduce the
spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS

The Valley Trust
The Valley Trust seeks to promote good health through the principles of primary health care and
people-centred development. Central to this is their intention to create processes that enable people to
realize their own potential. The Valley Trust’s HIV/AIDS programme includes providing voluntary
counselling and testing services, promoting emotionally safe schools, and peer education programmes
for youth.

Township AIDS Project (TAP)
TAP’s mission is to disseminate HIV/AIDS, STI 's and other related health information to historically
disadvantaged and marginalised communities in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner through
comprehensive programmes of action.

Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme (RADAR)
The RADAR programme comprises clinical and social intervention research on HIV/AIDS, with an
emphasis on developing model approaches that are appropriate and relevant to the rural African
context.

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)
The TAC’s main objective is to campaign for greater access to HIV treatment for all South Africans by
raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and
use of HIV treatments.

								
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