Sholom Ncala

Aids Activist

When Sholom Ncala was
diagnosed HIV positive on December 12 2000, she did not fade into the woodwork. Instead, she went on television and hosted Siyayinqoba on SABC1, sharing her life story and experiences with others who are HIV positive Now, Ncala, who works as a receptionist for the Aids Law Project, also lends her profile to companies such as Liberty Life to help them create informative screenings on HIV and the use of antiretrovirals. Ncala says there is still a lot of stigma attached to those affected by the virus and she plans to keep her message going out to those living with HIV. Her next wish for disseminating the good word? A radio gig. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Primi Piatti, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg