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RHRU opened a new office in Mafikeng which will co-ordinate all the RHRU HIV treatment and care sites in the NOrth West Province

RHRU opened a new office in Mafikeng which will co-ordinate all the RHRU HIV treatment and care sites in the NOrth West Province

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  • 1. RHRU North West Office Launch 5 th September 2008
  • 2. North West RHRU Office
  • 3. Official Opening - RHRU Provincial Office in Mafekeng Thank You to the Funders – USAID & PEPFAR
  • 4. North West Province - Official Data
    • North West Population
    • = 3 669 349 (1994)
    • South Africa Total Population
    • = 44 819 778 (1994)
    • For more exciting info click on the link below:
    • http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za
  • 5. 65% of people live in rural areas.
  • 6. Go to the North West – Speak Setswana
    • The majority of the province's residents are the Tswana people who speak Setswana. Smaller groups include Afrikaans, Sotho, and Xhosa speaking people. English is spoken primarily as a second language.
    Mmangwana o tshwara thipa ka fa bogaleng (Women or mothers will always sacrifice to protect their children ) – Setswana proverb promoting testing. Go babalesegile go dirisana le moratiwa a le mongwe fela (It is safer to have one sexual partner ) – Setswana phrase promoting fidelity in a relationship.
  • 7. Tswana Historical Figures Include…
    • Soloman (Sol) Plaatje: (1876 – 1932)
    • Solomon Tsekisho Plaatje was a politician, journalist, human rights campaigner, novelist and translator at the turn of the 19th century - one of the most gifted and versatile black South Africans of his generation.
    • Devoted his life to one cause: the struggle of the African people against injustice & dispossession.
    • His diary of the events during the siege of Mafikeng is a valuable historical document, unique in its presentation of an African perspective.
    • He was one of the most influential of early African newspaper editors and the first person ever to record Nkosi Sikelele i Africa .
  • 8. Mining
    • Mining generates more than half of the province's gross domestic product and provides jobs for a quarter of its workforce.
    • Chief Mines and Minerals:
    • Orkney - Gold
    • Klerksdorp - Gold
    • Klerksdorp - Uranium
    • Rustenburg - Platinum
    • Brits - Platinum
    • Lichtenburg - Diamonds
    • Christiana - Diamonds
    • Bloemhof - Diamonds
  • 9. Fun in the Sun The entertainment and casino complex at Sun City and Nature Reserves such as Pilanesburg and Madikwe also contribute to the provincial economy.
  • 10. Map of the North West
  • 11. Location of Mines, Sun City, Game Reserves and Universities
  • 12. HIV PREVALENCE: 2001 -2006 YEAR PREVALENCE 2001 25.2% 2002 26.2% 2003 29.9% 2004 26.7% 2005 31.8% 2006 29.0%
  • 13. RHRU - HIV Treatment and Care Sites
  • 14. RHRU’s Fun Loving North West Team