South Africa

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 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 Unitof 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 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 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 organisationson 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 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 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 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 Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA)
JHHESA is a South African NGO linked to the Johns Hopkins Health Communication Partnership (HCP). 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 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 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.


Maromi Health Research
Maromi Health Research conducts public health research throughout the country and the continent, focusing on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and TB. The organisation has conducted a wide variety of research projects in addition to programme design, implementation and evaluation.


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 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.

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.


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.