Mmapaseka “Steve” Letsike is the chairperson of the Civil Society Forum of the South African National AIDS Council (‘SANAC’) and is also the Advocacy and Training Manager for the NGO—Anova Health Institute. The Civil Society Forum was established in 2012 to strengthen the civil society sector’s participation within SANAC through the leadership and constituencies of 17 Civil Society Sectors.
Anova Health through its Health4Men project offers health related services to MSM (men who have sex with men) in 5 provinces (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo and Western Cape) and has clinics in Woodstock, Khayelitsha, Bellville, Soweto and Yeoville. Letsike’s activism is not limited to involvement with these organisations however, as Letsike is committed to ensuring that the rights of all gender non-conforming people in South Africa are respected, promoted and protected.
Click here to read the Sonke Gender Justice Network interview with Steve.