District Blogs

Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 2:10pm

Drinking establishments known as shebeens pose a high risk for the transmission of HIV, research shows. Alcohol use has been associated with a larger number of sexual partners for both men and women, and an increased incidence rate of unprotected vaginal intercourse. The dim lighting and intimate atmosphere in shebeens contributes to a sense of [...]

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 - 2:35pm

Follow up meeting with the CEO Anwar Kharwa of the Khayelitsha hospital. Khayelitsha met up with the CEO of the Khayelitsha hospital for a report back after TAC brought forward 30 testimonials taken from patients that experienced horrible service from the hospital.  Mr Anwar Kharwa, the CEO of the hospital met with us on Monday [...]

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 - 1:00pm

Around 200 citizens attended the recent Community Council in the Eastern Cape, which focused on the proposed National Health Insurance policy and its potential effects on the regional and national health care system. Several concerns were raised during the council by those attending, highlighting issues within the community in need of attention. Perhaps the most [...]

Friday, 17 May 2013 - 11:32am

Khayelitsha hospital, the pride of Khayelitsha, has been dubbed the new Jooster hospital by the community of Khayelitsha. Patients say that they wait throughout the night and sleep in the cold hard chairs before being attended to in the morning by a nurse or a doctor    TAC Khayelitsha collected 30 testimonials from patients documenting [...]

Thursday, 11 April 2013 - 11:10am

 TAC WC hosted its Provincial Annual General  meeting in Cape Town on the 25-26 March 2013.  The AGM was attended by 70 delegates, partners, donors, staff and supporters of TAC from across the Western Cape.  The Provincial AGM formally reviewed the work of the organization in the province since the last congress.  Part of the [...]

Monday, 8 April 2013 - 11:10am

While we commemorated World TB day, we need to take stock of the progress we have made in fighting the disease. TB remains the number one cause of death in South Africa with approximately 500,000 new cases of TB disease per year. A further 13,000 new cases of drug resistant TB are projected for 2013. [...]

Monday, 18 March 2013 - 10:37am

On the 15 March 2013 TAC WC and Free Gender marched against "Hate Crimes" in Khayelitsha from Nkanini to Harare where a memorandum was handed over to the MEC for Safety and Security. In the past months the LGBTI community of South Africa has witnessed and experienced immense trauma and pain due to the on-going [...]

Friday, 22 February 2013 - 11:15am

On Monday the 18 February 2013 TAC WC attended the launch of the NHI pilot project in EDEN.  The event took place in the George Town Hall, York Street, George.  The event was attended by Prof. Craig Househam, Head of Health: Western Cape, Minister Botha, Dr Renette Crous, Chief Director: Rural Districts Health Services, Ms Florence Rhoxo, [...]

Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 9:45am

On the 01 January 2013 a fire started that left about 4000 people homeless and those who lost their lives was about 5 people of which two were children . The main reason why the fire was uncontrollable was because the area is highly dense with no streets for the fire fighters to reach homes. [...]

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 - 2:56pm

The Treatment Action Campaign in Gauteng is hosting a two day workshop from the 12 to 13 December 2012. The theme of the conference  is "Youth together taking Responsibility to end HIV infections" . The conference will tackle issues around HIV and teenage pregnancy and hopes to educate young people about their reproductive rights. It [...]