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Mafakatini Branch VMMC campaign door to door

We had a VMMC door to door campaign in area in Mafakatini Angola/slaheni area to ensure and educate people about the programme and encouraged men to go for VMMC. As Mafakatini branch we are calling to action that seeks to mobilise Mafakatini men’s and women’s to take actions in HIV prevention focusing on Medical male [...]

Walk against Violent Crimes

Approximately just under half of Gauteng residents (46,2%) stated that crime had affected their daily routine. As a response to this and in order to raise community awareness, TAC Ekurhuleni District Men's Sector in partnership with The Gauteng Anti-Crimes Coalition representing Congress Of South African Trade Union (COSATU), Imigrants Rights & Responsibility Project (IRRP), Gauteng [...]

Consultations about National Health Insurance (NHI)

Chairpersons for all branches, branch members, treatment literacy advocates and community health workers all gathered at the TAC Khayelitsha office on Friday, October 28 in order to hold a consultation about the Government of South Africa’s ‘Green Paper’ on National Health Insurance (NHI). The group was presented with the details of the Green Paper, and [...]

Sentencing of the four was postponed today for the 21 November 2011

What was suppose to be the sentencing of the four men accused of killing Zoliswa Nonkonyana and finally putting an end to this case was again postponed today.  The magistrate said they are awaiting a report from the prison of the counseling sessions the men underwent while in prison.  Since most of them were minors [...]

Body left untouched for 4 days

Residents of informal settlement in Howick were shocked that police and uMngeni municipality have left the body of a man who died at his home uncollected for 4 days. The deceased, Mtaba Mhklakwana (77) of Lesotho, lived alone in the Shiyabazali informal settlement in Howick. His neighbours said he was suffering from TB. Neighbours noticed [...]

UMgungundlovu Branch Specific Activities

KZN quacks threaten lives

Kwazulu-Natal has the highest HIV prevalence of South Africa’s nine provinces. In recent years, government and NGOs in the region have been working tirelessly to change this dire situation and to do away with HIV-related stigma and ignorance surrounding the epidemic. Government has rapidly scaled up the provision of antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines in the public [...]

Wellness day at the Stadium

The Ermelo office staff were invited to the Department of Educatio's wellness day event at Swanepoel Stadium in Ermelo on the 7th October 2011. There were company exhibitions, HIV testing stations from the Department of Halth and Broadreach and we were asked to also have an exhibition stand. The day was mostly a soccer tournament [...]

Gert Sibande NHI Consultations

We held our National Health Insurance (NHI )consultations a few days back. The aim of this was to ring togethebranch represantatives andrepresantative from ivil society organisations to go through the National Health Insurance Green Paper. Thiswas also an opportunity for us to help each other get a much clearer understansing of the NHI so that [...]

Dayveton branch, Resources for health march

(text by Luckyboy Mkhondwane, photos by Bonginkosi Mthembu-Moloi) The community of Dayveton has been up in arms since 2006 when the picketed outside Dayveton Main Clinic in demand of better health services and the extention of the clinic which provides services to a large catchment area. These demand up to now haven’t been addressed. This [...]

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