Campaigns & partners

TAC in Western Cape

The Western Cape province is a pilot for the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Nationally.

  • Regular updates are sent to branches via SMS.
  • Adherence clubs use use SMS to sed reminders to their members twice a day.
  • A simple USSD menu provides information *120*8221#
  • Any questions allows people to ask any question on HIV

To visit the TAC website, click here

Soul City

Soul City and Cell-Life are partnering in two areas:

  • Soul Buddyz clubs: Cellphone services are supporting communication between provinces and the coordinators of the school-based Soul Buddyz clubs. Currently there is a pilot in 10 schools in KZN and 10 in the Western Cape.
  • Soul City TV drama is exploring the use of cellphone services to support the link to the audience. This will be broadcast from January 2009.

SMS Partners

Cell-Life is supplying SMS to several organisations in the sector, including:

  • South African National AIDS Council
  • AIDS Consortium
  • Mindset
  • Several community radio stations (part of the Soul City media network)
  • Mothers 2 mothers
  • Health Care Worker Helpline
  • HIV AIDS Network
  • Living Hope
  • Christian Aids Resource and Information Service (CARIS)
  • Positive Muslims
  • KidzPositive
  • Soul Buddyz Clubs
  • Philimpilo Community Centres

Community Media Trust - Siyayinqoba Beat it!

CMT produce the Siyayinqoba TV programme, broadcast on SABC on Sundays. Cell-Life provides marketing, and a subscription list for people who wish to be informed of the programme and HIV issues. We also provide a competition service, whereby viewers can respond to a question about the content of the days episode - viewers can send one of two numbers a Please-Call-Me depending on what they think the answer to the questions is (E.g. Was it right of Themba to feed her baby both breast and formula milk? Send a please call me to 082 345 6789 for 'Yes' or to 082 987 6543 for 'No'). In this way people are able to be part of the show for free (PCMs are zero cost), and CMT's database grows.

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