North Star Alliance Southern Africa

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Medical Doctor – Primary Healthcare & HIV specialist
Johannesburg, South Africa

A medical doctor with a passion for Primary Health Care in South Africa, Dr Sindisiwe sees it as her mission to save peoples lives. As a health communicator with a special focus in the field of HIV, Dr Sindisiwe has found a niche in the social media arena. She shares HIV-related knowledge, along with general health information, in language that is easy-to-understand. This knowledge is shared across a wide range of social media platforms.

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TV Personality (Broadcaster, Presenter, Commentator and former Zimbabwe Cricketer)
Johannesburg, South Africa

A former international cricketer, Mpumelelo has worked in broadcast media for SuperSport in South Africa, and internationally, commentating on cricket on television and radio. He is a columnist for a South African newspaper as well as on Over the past ten to twelve years he has gained international renown in the industry, becoming well respected in sports broadcast media circles. Healthcare, and particularly HIV awareness and its prevention, is something of a passion for Mpumelelo, so he was keen to join the Southern Region Advisory Board with North Star Alliance to try and lend a hand and make a difference.

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Dr. Trevor Gerntholtz
Nephrologist, Life Fourways Hospital
Sandton, South Africa

Dr Trevor Gerntholtz is a Nephrologist/ Kidney Specialist with an interest in HIV, currently practising at Fourways Hospital in Sandton.

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Mr. Barney Curtis
Executive Director, FESARTA
Lone Hill, South Africa

A business leader in the road transport industry in Southern Africa for the past 35 years, Barney has been instrumental in giving a voice to the National Road Transport Associations in the region. He has considerable experience in and a comprehensive understanding of issues affecting road transport, playing a key role in significant industry-related improvements. A member a number of regional committees and working groups, including corridor management institutions and HIV/AIDS, he ran FESARTA (Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations) for 16 years. He is now retired.