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  1. A business response to HIV/AIDS

  2. Background • Vision • To mobilise and empower South African Business to take effective action on HIV/AIDS in the workplace and beyond. • Mission • In order to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on sustained profitability and economic growth, SABCOHA will lead: •   In establishing a network of high quality information and • best practices, and • In the building of sustainable partnerships between the • private sector and other stakeholders.

  3. Background • SABCOHA was established in December 1997 • SABCOHA was registered as a Section 21 company in May 2001 • To date 31 sponsors have either donated funds or sponsorship in-kind

  4. SABCOHA Structure PATRONS Dr Bongani Khumalo Judge Edwin Cameron BOARD OF GOVERNORS 12 Governors STEERING COMMITTTEE Stakeholders & other interested parties

  5. African Bank AHI Alexander Forbes Anglo Platinum AngloGold BMW BSA Daimler Chrsyler De Beers Deliotte and Touche Dept of Health Eskom Guardrisk Iscor Macsteel Metropolitan Health Old Mutual Rand Water PricewaterhouseCoopers SAA Sanlam Sasol Sony Standard Chartered Swiss RE Telkom Transnet UN – GIPA Vodacom Steering Committee

  6. Local Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry National Business Initiative Save the Children SACOB Black Business Council NAFCOC Current Partnerships

  7. International • Dept for International Development: UK (DIFID) • Global Business Coalition • World Economic Forum’s Global Health Initiative • International Labour Organisation • United Nations • Government • SANAC • National Department of Health • Gauteng AIDS Council Current Partnerships

  8. HIV/AIDS and Private Sector Employers in Southern Africa An initiative to assess private sector employer responses to HIV/AIDS and to identify possible areas for increasing these responses. Projects: Survey

  9. July 2002: SABCOHA and Metropolitan launched South Africa’s first definitive AIDS web portal the following topics: • Prevention • Treatment & Care • Surveillance & Monitoring • Legal & Human Rights • Company Strategy • Survey • Sponsor Links • Orphans & Vulnerable Children Projects: www.redribbon.co.za

  10. Provide the following information : • Best Practice • Case Studies • Statistics • Policies • Possible solutions available • Hyper links to and from subscriber sites Projects: www.redribbon.co.za

  11. The aim of the resource centre: • Establish a network of expertise • Create a centre that will assist the private sector to develop the appropriate infrastructure to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace and society at large. Future Projects

  12. Evolve effective strategies to assist SMME’s • Develop a toolkit for companies of 50 – 200 employees • Step by step guide • Roll out by 1 February 2004 • Distribute through Chamber and other Business Groups • Facilitated workshops to assist with implementation Future Projects

  13. Move to be the singular organisation representing • business on HIV/AIDS • Increase sustainability & grow capacity • Develop sub-regional links with SADC HIV/AIDS • Councils, including NEPAD campaigning. • Conduct on-going research within the private sector • to survey gaps • Strengthen partnerships Future Objectives

  14. Physical Level B1 158 Jan Smuts Ave Rosebank Gauteng Republic of South Africa Postal P O Box 950 Parklands 2121 Gauteng Republic of South Africa Contact : Tracey King Tel : 27 11 880 4821 Fax : 27 11 880 6084 Email : Tracey@sabcoha.co.za Website: www.redribbon.co.za Contact Details