District Blogs

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 9:14am

The People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) sector took the lead on Sunday at the  HIV Clinicians Society conference that is currently taking place in Cape Town from 25-28 November at the CTICC.  TAC WC and some of our partners had a picket outside CTICC against D4T and for the drug to be phased out in [...]

Friday, 23 November 2012 - 10:30am
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 - 7:26pm

Creating a context of integration and participation   For the past three years, in partnership with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa (CEGAA) has worked to empower communities and citizens in South Africa towards a common understanding of healthcare delivery policy and budget issues, and to facilitate [...]

Sunday, 4 November 2012 - 4:21pm

The Treatment Action Campaign Western Cape is delighted with the Khayelitsha magistrate's court ruling and sentencing of Mlulani Gagu who was found guilty of raping seven girls over a period of two years.   Gagu’s victims included girls between the ages of 8-12 years old. He has been sentenced to three life terms in prison and [...]

Thursday, 18 October 2012 - 3:09pm

  On the 4th September 2012 we got a call from branch members in F section that formula milk is being sold in spaza shops in Khayelitsha, this is formula milk that is not supposed to be sold as it is an government issue and says "not for sale" at the back of the can. [...]

Monday, 10 September 2012 - 5:58pm

Today on the 10th September 2012 we the concerned health care workers, community members and civil society organizations have come together to voice our concern over the plan to decommission GF Jooste for 3 years.  This initiation was initiated by SAMA in conjunction with TAC, MCHF, PHM, DENOSA, NEHAWU, Klipfontein sub district and other community [...]

Monday, 3 September 2012 - 12:16pm

Dudley Lee spent nearly five years in Pollsmoor prison from 1999 to 2004 before being acquitted. He became ill with TB in prison. Now he is suing the Department of Correctional Services for compensation. The Cape High Court found in his favour, but this judgment was overturned on appeal by the Supreme Court. Dudley Lee [...]

Monday, 3 September 2012 - 11:47am

On the 28th of August 2012, TAC activists and partner organisations gathered outside the Constitutional court and simultaneously at the gates of Pollsmoor prison. At the constitutional court, activists remembered the struggle back in 2002 when the Treatment Action Campaign challenged government’s policy of limiting the provision of Nevirapine to prevent mother to child transmission [...]

Monday, 20 August 2012 - 9:52pm

Building Universal People Centred Health Systems in South Africa! On the 18 August 2012 the WC NHI Coalition which include TAC, COSATU, NEHAWU, DENOSA, SANGOCO, PHM, SACC, EDEN Advice Office and Metro Community Health Forum with the people of EDEN district hosted a NHI summit in Thembalethu (George).  The summit was attended by about 250 [...]

Monday, 20 August 2012 - 2:14pm

When TAC’s Homu Branch in Limpopo was conducting their door to door campaign on HIV and TB, they found that many community members were defaulting on their antiretroviral treatment. “This is because of there are some traditional healers in the villages that there claim to cure HIV /AIDS,” says Daniel Mathebula a community mobiliser at [...]

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