Nkosi fought for their rights to attend school and be treated like other children. He opened a home for poor mothers and children with AIDS.
He urged the South African government to give mothers with HIV/AIDS anti-HIV drugs that would save the lives of tens of thousands of children in South Africa every year.
Even after his death Nkosi continues to be a role model for children with AIDS and for the healthy children who he taught not be afraid of children with HIV/AIDS to respect them.
Learn more about Nkosi in the Globe Magazine from 2005:
Text: Andreas Lönn Photo: Juda Ngwenya/Reuters
The facts and figures on this page were accurate at the time of writing, in 2005