One of SABCOHA’s key functions is to forge partnerships with other players in government, the business community, development sector and international arena, in the knowledge that the scale of the HIV/AIDS pandemic calls for co-ordinated and collaborative responses. We at SABCOHA are intent on facilitating the creation and sharing of best practice models for workplace HIV/AIDS initiatives in the business community. To this end, a number of mutually beneficial partnerships now exist with government and international organisations.


SABCOHA has strong ties with a number of business organisations, including:

  • Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
  • info4Africa – Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN)
  • National Business Initiative (NBI)
  • Nelson Mandela Metropole Business Coalition (NMMBC)
  • The Pan African Business Coalition (PABC)

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SABCOHA has from the outset shown support for the government’s strategy on combating HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB and plays a key role in the revived South African National AIDS Council (SANAC). The partnerships it has formed with two provincial governments – the Gauteng and Eastern Cape governments – have been mutually beneficial and have paved the way for the highly successful national-level partnership with Khomanani – the government’s multi-million rand communication campaign against HIV/AIDS. SABCOHA also partners the Department of Health in its condom distribution programme.

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South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)

SABCOHA continues to play a key role in SANAC as the business sector representative on the council. SANAC, comprised of government and civil sector representatives, is the co-ordinating body through which resources from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria are channelled. SABCOHA strives to play a supportive role at all times to the council.

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International organisations

SABCOHA has partnerships with a number of international organisations, including:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
  • United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Global Business Coalition
  • Swedish Workplace HIV & AIDS Programme (SWHAP)
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Bank
  • InWEnt (Capacity Building International Germany)
  • Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)

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