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African Dialogue

Date: Dec 13, 2017

The programme discusses current issues pertaining to South Africa and the continent as a whole. The talk show hosts various experts on interesting and important issues affecting Africa and the globe.

Listeriosis Outbreak


This week it was reported that a pregnant woman died in Pretoria, South Africa, as a result of Listeriosis, a food-borne disease. At that stage the Gauteng Health Ministry had confirmed that there were over five hundred cases that were detected this year, and over  thirty deaths recorded in the last eleven months. It is still unclear what the source of Listeriosis is and there are still investigations that are underway under the auspices of South Africa‚Äôs health department.    

To help us chat about this, we are joined on the line by:

  • Dr Aaron Motsoaledi: Minister of Health
  • Dr Juno Thomas: Head of Center for Enteric Diseases of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases
  • Ms. Matlou Setati: Executive: Food Safety Initiative, Consumer Goods Council of South Africa.


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