Fight Aids, Charlize asks world leaders

2013-01-22 22:00

Davos - Movie star Charlize Theron says the world's business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to eradicate Aids.

She accepted an award on Tuesday for her humanitarian work at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Theron, a UN Messenger of Peace and founder of an African outreach foundation, says she's impressed by the "brain trust" at the forum. She says "I feel like I'm getting smarter by osmosis."

But Theron emphasised the devastating effect that Aids has had on South Africa and the entire African continent. "The fight is far from over," she warned.

Aids and other global health issues are among the strategic concerns of the more than 2 500 political, economic and business leaders meeting at the Davos forum.


  • colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-01-23 04:31

    As a single mom, mom heart bleeds for the children that are left behind, when there parents pass away, because of lack of medicines and clinics. Then you get news that a hospital has to close down because of no funding, yet goverment has money for upmarket homes, lavish breakfasts and are living like royalty, mean while AIDS/HIV is rampant and killing people everyday, thus breaking up families, leaving people destitute,impoverished and without hope for the next and the tomorrows. What about businesses rather investing in building more clinics for patients who need it more than investing in the ANC coffers, they have enough amongst themselves. What's more important trying to save someone's life or making the rich, richer? I'm just a middle class mom, but know how precious life is and how devastating it is to lose someone!

  • Almal Se Pel - 2013-01-23 05:29

    Good thing she can act because she cant think! Moral standards predicts If u will get aids or not, except in rape and other cases...

  • Mpadu - 2013-01-23 07:07


  • izan.botes.7 - 2013-01-23 07:47

    she is becoming just as irritating as Bono.

      antionette.leroux - 2013-01-23 08:49

      Agreed!! She should shut her gob! Sitting in the land of milk and honey and voicing her "concerns" and beliefs - she makes me sick

  • my10cent - 2013-01-23 08:50

    And how much of her millions will she donate to the fight against Aids? She thinks that, when she speaks, everybody listens - IT's a Hollywood thing.

  • shaun.mossop.3 - 2013-01-23 10:29

    Vote for me to go to space :D

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