Commemoration of the National World Tuberculosis Day is currently underway at Tlhabane stadium, hosted by the Rustenburg Local Municipality.

The event is graced by, amongst others, the presence of the Deputy President of South Africa, Hon. Paul Mashatile; Minister of Health Hon. Dr Joe Phaahla, Premier of the North West Province Hon. Kaobitsa Maape; MEC for Health in the North West province Hon. Madoda Sambatha; Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature Hon. Basetsana Dantjie; and Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Shiela Mabale-Huma.

As part of the global community, South Africa commemorates the World TB Day annually on the 24 March, to reinforce its commitment as government to raise public awareness on TB and its devastating health, social and economic consequences whilst strengthening efforts to prevent its spread.