1 March 2012 - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi are expected to encourage 5 000 workers at Eskom's Kusile power station in Mpumalanga to test for HIV this weekend.
National health spokesperson Fidel Hadebe said their visit would mark the end of the week-long HIV testing and counselling (HCT) campaign, which started on Monday at the power station in Emalahleni.
"The HIV testing campaign is part of the partnership between the Department of Health and national power utility Eskom to fight against the virus. The department has similar partnerships with many other private sector institutions," said Hadebe.
He said Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba and Mpumalanga Health and Social Development MEC Clifford Mkasi would accompany Motlanthe and Motsoaledi.