South African-Indian boosts AIDS orphans' fund
Fakir Hassen in Durban
A leading South African-Indian businessman, who started off as an electrician, has given a major boost to a new fund for children orphaned by AIDS, with a contribution of a quarter million rands.
Vivian Reddy, who runs the Edison group of companies, has asked all other businesses in South Africa to make similar contributions in the national interest to the Orphans of AIDS Trust Fund.
The province of KwaZulu-Natal, where Reddy's companies are based, has the largest HIV-AIDS infection rate in the world and scores of children are reportedly being orphaned daily as their parents succumb to the disease.