Friday, 7 November 2014 - 15:55

- Don’t treat SANAC as a circus
 
On Saturday November 8th 2014 a plenary meeting of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will take place in Secunda, Mpumalanga. Leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will participate in the plenary but we will also picket before the plenary to draw attention to the on-going health crisis in Mpumalanga and to protest at the fact that one year has passed since the TAC handed then Deputy President and SANAC Chairperson evidence and a...

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 17:41

On Monday Daily Maverick journalist Stephen Grootes wrote: “Saving the TAC would give us many things. It would save a voice that South Africans have created that speaks truth to power. A rare, apolitical voice. It would keep alive a network across the country that still saves lives to this day. It would make sure that the war against AIDS occupies more of the centre-stage than it does now, while ensuring our culture changes to embrace those who are positive. And it would make us a better country.”
 
WHAT: On Thursday 6th November leaders from the Treatment...

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 20:01

Dear Comrades and Friends,

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu – human rights icon, Nobel Peace Prize winner and friend of the Treatment Action Campaign - calls on your much-needed support to save the Treatment Action Campaign.

Today the future of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa’s most iconic and successful post-apartheid health and human rights movement, is at threat.

Donor priorities have changed and funding for...

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Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 17:26

Tomorrow activists from the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 will run the Soweto Marathon wearing their distinctive HIV positive vests, singing, and handing out condoms on route. The Soweto Marathon marks the start of a month long fundraising drive, which aims to raise much needed funds to continue the critical work of the TAC. Back in 2012 the TAC formed a famous 'bus' in the Soweto Marathon made up of over 100 people. This helped a group of runners living with HIV to sing and run to the finish line of their first ever marathon. A victory on many levels!
 
Below we hear...

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Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 16:16

JOHANNESBURG, 1st NOVEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 would like to congratulate Justice Edwin Cameron, who will tonight be accorded honorary membership of the Johannesburg Bar. This great honour has only been conferred on five other people, namely, Arthur Chaskalson, Sir Sydney Kentridge, George Bizos, Jules Browde and Johann Kriegler. Joining people of such great stature bears testimony to his integrity, lifelong dedication and unwavering commitment to the law as a vehicle for social change and justice.
 
Justice Cameron has been pivotal...

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