Gauteng Day of Action

14 June 2012- Johannesburg. 1500 activists and concerned citizens handed a memorandum to the Gauteng Department of Health regarding ARV stockouts (more especially Tenofovir and Abacavir), and other essential medicine in health facilities across the province. The MEC of Health Clr Nombi Mekgwe was not available to received the memorandum which was received by Dr Zukiswa Pinini who promised to pass it on to the MEC.


AboutLuckyboy Mkhondwane

Luckyboy Edison Mkhondwane (Lucky) is the PCR Coordinator, Ekurhuleni District, Gauteng. Prior to his current position he has worked as a VCT Counselor at Sead Clinic and later moved on to being part of the Treatment Literacy Team at TAC Gauteng in 2004. He was promoted to the position of Provincial Trainer in 2005 and subsequently became the Prevention and Treatment Literacy Coordinator in April 2008.

Lucky was born on the 28th January 1976 in Duduza, about 40 kilometers East of Johannesburg and he still resides there with his mom and two siblings. Lucky is an openly gay male, living openly with HIV since his diagnosis in June 2002 and has a great passion in advocating for Access to Treatment and Human Rights. He is one of the Does HIV Look Like Me Ambassadors (doeshivlooklike, a campaign aimed at HIV awareness and positive living for young people which is run by the USA based organization called Hope’s Voice and also one of the Ambassadors in the Positive Heroes Campaign (

His interests include reading, writing, surfing the net and photography. He has written articles for community newspapers and the TAC Magazine, Newsletter and Community Newspapers. He has made several tv appearances including being part of the in-studio support group on siyabonga the Community Media Trust tv programme. Lucky loves learning new languages and would like to have his many journals collected over the years to eventually become a book.