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Violent teenage boy beats his parents, TAC Mariveni intervened

On July 19, Mariveni branch had a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign at Shipungu village. The Stats from Ritavi SAPS indicated that Shipungu village has reported several cases relating to GBV. Every month, about three (3) cases of GBV are reported by residents of this village. TAC Mariveni Branch resolved to do door-to-door campaign in order [...]

Ermelo Branch Education

  A lot has been happening lately in the health field, with the new NSP, the NHI green paper has just been released and ARV guidelines have been updated. Branch memebrs certainly have a lot of information to absorb in the coming weeks. Today the TAC branch in Ermelo is doing just that. PTLP's and [...]

WHAT ARE CLINIC COMMITTEES?

We talk to Mlungisi Vilakazi (Mlu) who is a community health advocate (CHA) and a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) member who sit in one of the clinic committee in Elandskop. Mlu is one of the CHA working in the TAC- Cegaa (Centre for Economic Governance for AIDS in Africa) BMET project in UMgungundlovu. During the [...]

‘HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE CANNOT HAVE BABIES!’

During the branch workshop on the 20-07-2011 one of our branch members reported that her husband Thulani had a challenge with the lay councilor of Mpumuza clinic. Thulani asked the lay councilor about what can he do to have a baby since he was on ARVs. The lay councilor said to him how can he [...]

TAC Phalaborwa branch on HIV education

I recently managed to attend a branch campaign at Phalaborwa, Lulekani Township, 28 July 2011. When we arrive myself, Jennifer and Petronella we were exhausted by the way the condition was, it was unfairly hot. I’m saying unfairly hot because it was still part of winter season but unbearably hot. Enough with the weather condition, [...]

Day 3 of the strike action and patients are suffering the most

The strike action currently taking place is disrupting access to treatment in a big way.  3 clinics in total have officially closed their doors in Khayelitsha and staff have been told to commence to work next week Tuesday.  Our Treatment Literacy Practitioner Nomfusi was chased out of the clinic while in the middle of her [...]

Zoliswa’s Case Continues as it nears the end.

Zoliswa’s  Court proceedings as of 17 August 2011 Mr Geldenheis : The investigation officer took the stand on the 17 August 2011 where he was cross questioned by the prosecutor and the four defence attorney.  On how he conducted his investigation that led to the arrest of the 9 accused. Geldenheis explained how he received [...]

More pics on the events held during the Nelson Mandela Day

67 minutes devotion to the community

TAC celebrated Nelson Mandela Day by attending a cleanup campaign an initiative organised by our local counsellor Monde Nqulwana, COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was also there.  We started off the day by dressing up for the occasion in our brown oversized overalls, gumboots, heavy duty gloves and a mask we set out to clean [...]

Dzumeri Branch Door-to-Door Campaign

On this blog post, I didn't want to bore you with a load on information that you wouldn't read at all, but just to give you a glimpse of Dzumeri Branch campaign conducted in July 2011. Two pictures will be enough for your eyes for now, but if you need to see more images click [...]

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