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Today is World Aids Day

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Every year, the international AIDS and HIV awareness day is held on the 1st of December throughout the world – you probably know this already if you have looked at you facebook feed… everyone is commenting and supporting it!

If you are in Cape Town today, come and join us and all the other Capetonians watching Table Mountain being bathed into red light (read the story below) and making the world more aware of a disease that still causes way too much sadness.

The red light on Table Mountain is in support of the national day and should be a festive and amazing sight to see!

We at Jenman Safaris are all wearing our red ribbons in support of this national day and most of us will be going to view the red Table Mountain this evening! Let’s hope that we have some pictures to share with you tomorrow.

The sad truth is that there are 5.6 million infected people living in our country and this needs’ to change. Medical advancements are progressing at such a stage that those that are infected can live a pretty normal life! Let’s hope that this day helps make a difference.

Today is the day about getting yourself tested – support the cause and know your status…

Is your city doing anything? See what Cape Town is up to today; Parts from the World Aids Day website: http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/CAPE-TOWN-TO-MARK-WORLD-AIDS-DAY-WITH-A-SHOW-OF-LIGHT-WEDNESDAY-1ST-DECEMBER-2010

In solidarity with hundreds of cities and communities all over the world Cape Town will bathe Table Mountain in red light on December 1st to mark World AIDS Day and this year’s Light for Rights theme which focuses on human rights, HIV and AIDS….

Cape Town will also be marking the occasion with music. The sixth World AIDS Day Gala Concert will be taking place at the Artscape Opera House at 19.30. Directed by international recording artist, actor and first UNAIDS Special Goodwill Ambassador to South Africa, Jimmie Earl Perry, the performance will include musicians from around the world including Grammy Award winning music icons Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the New Apostolic Church Symphony Orchestra and Choir conducted by Mario Verster, and the Grammy-nominated and multi-award winning South African pianist Nina Schumann.

At Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch, The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is bringing together Afro-pop heroes Freshlyground, traditional folk legend Vusi ‘The Voice’ Mahlasela, Loyiso Bala, the king of R&B, and Tumi Molekane, one of South Africa’s most gifted and conscious hip hop artists, along with comedian Nik Rabinowitz (as Desmond Tutu) to launch ART FOR LIFE. This initiative will train and support local community members to become articulate voices in the fight against HIV.

To read more about this, some statistics on how things are improving click here!

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