Yezingane Network is a civil society network made up of organisations working to address the impact of HIV and AIDS on children, families and communities. Initially known as the SANAC Children’s Sector Network, the organization was formed in 2003 after the Children’s Rights Centre called for better representation of children’s issues on SANAC and the NGO Sector recommended to SANAC that the Children’s Sector be represented in its own right in the SANAC Council
The Network represents the Children’s Sector on the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), and is one of nineteen Sectors that constitute the Council (see the structure below). South Africa is the first, and to date the only country where the Children’s Sector has succeeded in having direct representation on a National AIDS Council. The Network is goal-driven and it’s members serve the interests of common purpose, with shared expectations of a changed society for children and HIV and AIDS. The core concern of Yezingane Network is ensuring that HIV and children’s rights are not seen as separate issues.