In October 2006, Zinhle “Zinny” Thabethe travelled from Johannesburg, South Africa to Camden, Maine to speak at PopTech. HIV positive herself, Zinny came to share how the disease is affecting her, her family and her country. More importantly, she came to detail her fight to reverse the course of HIV/AIDS in South Africa – and invite others to join her crusade.
At PopTech Zinny found a receptive audience, and a series of organic conversations quickly formed an unlikely alliance between a world-renowned design firm, one of the planet’s most visible media brands, South African foundations and leading mobile technology companies.
These two videos further detail Zinny's journey and the conditions that drove Project Masiluleke's conception.