Strike Tshabalala

When Strike Tshabalala learnt of his HIV diagnosis he was shocked because he had only dated one woman in his life. In fact, she was the one who repeatedly asked him to test after she tested following pregnancy. Of course he was devastated by the news that he was living with HIV. She later relocated to another province and their relationship ended. The despair didn't destroy him as he immediately visited the clinic where he was encouraged to start treatment. He is using his experience of living with HIV to help other people at his local clinic, Soshanguve 3, where he works as a lay counsellor. He believes that there are still people who discriminate against people living with HIV, as his current sweetheart is often asked why would she be in a relationship with him. He is grateful that his partner loves and supports him and they have great future together. Tshabalala's story is among those you will hear at Ikwekwezi FM during the Brothers Are Talking Series on Monday at 10:30am.

About Us

Brothers for Life is a social and well-being movement aimed at mobilising men to take responsibility for their own health. We hope to achieve this by promoting positive male norms and encourage men to test for HIV and undergo Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), actively take a stand against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.

Our Manifesto

Brothers who stand for responsible relationships
Brothers who stand for responsible parenting
Brothers who stand for responsible behaviour
Brothers who live positively
Brothers who do the right thing
Brothers who stand for life