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On Friday January 28, 2011 something happened that is all too common, a man, called Baba Dlamini, claiming to sell medication that can cure HIV/AIDS.  Of course, there is no cure for HIV/AIDS and while this is indisputable scientific fact misinformation still exists on the subject.  People such as Baba Dlamini both benefit and perpetuate [...]

Court Case

Case: No. SS 29/10 This case came to the attention of the district in 2009 and the first hearing that was supported by the district in particular Kuyasa branch started on the 12th March 2009.  Background: Mrs. Matwa was accused of doing witch craft. Her house was set afire by Accused 1 and Accused 2 [...]

Branch Awards 2010

On December 1, 2010 TAC held its annual Branch Award Ceremony.  The awards were started two years ago as motivation for the branches to continue their already stellar work.  The ceremony this past year was as galvanizing as ever featuring a concert by local artists from within TAC and a performance by the Zip Zap [...]

16 Days of Activism Kick Off

The 25th of November 2010 was an important day for TAC and an even more important day for the people of Khayelitsha.  Increases in gender based violence (GBV) and the prevalence of HIV have left the community looking for relief.  In response, TAC, in collaboration with Sonke Gender Justice Network and other partners, kicked off [...]

Khayelitsha newsletter for qaurter 4 – 2010

2010  was a real roller coaster ride in our district we met and lost people in the struggle of HIV, Poverty and crime.  We've had triumphs as well as some very sad losses.  But we said good bye to all of that and now we look forward to what 2011 has in store for us.  [...]

NHI, “Meaningless” yet Critical for the “Rural Communities”

Recently, National Health Insurance (NHI) has been a quite interesting topic to chat about for a number of South African citizens, but for me it has been an uncomfortable issue to talk about. As a time went by, is then that I became better confident to share a thing or two about it. For now [...]

Ekurhuleni District Newsletter, Quarter 3

It is that time again when we update you with what has been happening in Ekurhuleni district. This quarterly newsletter covers the events that took place, we have an article on the importance of starting ARV treatment in time and educate about TB in children. Wishing you all a very happy rest period.  Please click [...]

Mopani September to November Newsletter

Yo, this one is so marvelous, even though it is reporting on critical and things we are not proud of, RAPE, it is a good indication that the community at large is contributing to ending sexual assaults in the communities they are living. Just Browse though it and tell me what you think of it. [...]

World AIDS Day Photos

I know this is a little overdue but I know most of you will like this. The event was help at Driefontein. 5000 people were expected to on the day but the number could have easily been double that. Obviously my estimation could be a little off, but there were way more than 5000 people [...]

Anti Gender Based March

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children : On the 10 December 2010, Treatment Action Campaign Ekurhuleni district held a march against gender based violence with an emphasis on the safety of our children in Thokoza Location. The Theme of the event was "Nthate, ntshireletse, nhlomphe.  Re Bokamoso" (Father, protect me, [...]

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