ISBN 9780798304993
Pages 540
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2017
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Sizonqoba! Outliving AIDS in Southern Africa

by Busani Ngcaweni

The aim of this book is to better understand the phenomenon of HIV in a country that has faced the fullest might of the disease and yet, after first faltering, has made more progress than any other country in the world in its response to HIV. It aims to reflect the complexity of this narrative and the range of widely differing insights by featuring what is likely the largest number of contributors in a single publication on the subject in South Africa, as well as a full spectrum of specialised areas, ranging from high-end science to personal reflections.

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"Balanced and inclusive’ best describes this anthology by Busani Ngcaweni. Balanced in perspectives and storyline, inclusive in that it gives a voice to a myriad of social partners and sectors who have shaped the HIV and AIDS response in Southern Africa over the past two decades. We rarely see books where experts contribute equally alongside activists, policymakers, the private sector, celebrities and Heads of State. For Adcock Ingram, this contribution is our way of adding value to the lives of the communities we serve. We are consistent in broadening our approach to innovation. We go beyond just providing pure medical treatment and support social solutions to the AIDS epidemic. Indeed, working together as business, government, labour and civil society, Sizonqoba!  We believe that out-living HIV and AIDS is possible and this can still happen in our generation. Adcock Ingram is excited to be part of this all-encompassing ground-breaking, intellectual and revolutionary academic piece."

Doreen Kosi, Group Executive: Public Affairs, Adcock Ingram

"HIV has visited upon the world a huge tragedy; but ironically it has also inspired human triumph. Millions have succumbed to it and yet it has driven the world towards a better health care system for all. Ultimately, HIV has helped reaffirm our humanity, in what we say, how we serve, in how we love and care for our affected fellow human beings. This phenomenon of being concerned and caring has been enhanced by the dedicated service of health workers, researchers, activists, policymakers and social movements without whom the HIV narrative would be incomplete. In this edition, Busani Ngcaweni brings together an impressive list of people who have been at the forefront of this 35-year struggle. It is a timely, yet overdue, resource which will prove invaluable to students, health workers, academics and policymakers for many years to come."

Cyril Ramaphosa is Deputy President of South Africa and Chair of the South African National AIDS Council

"This important book reminds us of the tragedy of HIV in South Africa, the struggles and successes in saving countless lives, and the vision that our goal to reach epidemic control is closer than ever. The United States is proud to be a global leader in response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Standing shoulder to shoulder with the South African government, civil society, and UNAIDS, the United States has contributed significantly to South Africa’s enormous achievements, including developing the largest HIV treatment program in the world. [The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has invested over 5 billion dollars (70 billion rand) in South Africa since 2004.] New innovations to provide treatment to all people living with HIV and to prevent new infections for adolescent girls and young women demonstrate South Africa’s continued exceptional leadership and commitment. The United States will continue to stand together with the people of South Africa in our efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

Patrick Gaspard, United States Ambassador to South Africa (2013 – 2016)

About the Author

Busani Ngcaweni

Busani Ngcaweni is Deputy Director-General in The Presidency and Chief of Staff to the Deputy President. He holds an MSc from Natal University and is pursuing doctoral studies in the Development Studies Department with the University of Johannesburg where he is also a fellow at the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversations. At the time of completing this book, he was Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University in Toronto. His previous books include The Future we Chose: Emerging Perspectives on the Centenary of the ANC (AISA, 2013), Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa (Jacana Media, 2014), and Nelson R. Mandela: Decolonial Ethics of Liberation and Servant Leadership (Africa World Press, 2016) with Professor Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. 

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