IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Evaluating an HIV and AIDS Community Training Partnership Program in five diamond mining communities in South Africa


  • Rispel, L.C.
  • Peltzer, K.
  • Nkomo, N.
  • Molomo, B.


In 2006, De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines in South Africa entered into a partnership, with the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communications to implement an HIV and AIDS Community Training Partnership Program (CTPP), initially in five diamond mining areas in three provinces of South Africa. The aim of CTPP was to improve HIV knowledge and to contribute to positive behavior changes in the targeted populations. This paper describes the evaluation of the CTPP, one year after implementation. The evaluation combined qualitative interviews with key informants and trainers and a post-intervention survey of 142 community members. The successes of the CTPP included capacity building of trainers through an innovative training approach and HIV and AIDS knowledge transfer to community trainers and targeted communities in remote mining towns. The Soul City edutainment brand is popular and emerged as a major reason for success. Challenges included insufficient attention paid to contextual factors, resource constraints and the lack of a monitoring and evaluation framework. Independent evaluations are useful to strengthen program implementation. In remote areas and resource constraint settings, partnerships between non-governmental organisations and corporations may be required for successful community HIV and AIDS initiatives.

Suggested Citation

  • Rispel, L.C. & Peltzer, K. & Nkomo, N. & Molomo, B., 2010. "Evaluating an HIV and AIDS Community Training Partnership Program in five diamond mining communities in South Africa," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 394-402, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:33:y:2010:i:4:p:394-402

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Maiorana, Andre & Kegeles, Susan & Fernandez, Percy & Salazar, Ximena & Caceres, Carlos & Sandoval, Clara & Rosasco, Ana Maria & Coates, Thomas, 2007. "Implementation and evaluation of an HIV/STD intervention in Peru," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 82-93, February.
    2. Campbell, Catherine & Williams, Brian, 1999. "Beyond the biomedical and behavioural: towards an integrated approach to HIV prevention in the Southern African mining industry," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 48(11), pages 1625-1639, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:33:y:2010:i:4:p:394-402. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.