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Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 10:30

29 MAY 2014, JOHANNESBURG - The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, Sonke Gender Justice and Awethu stand in solidarity with the striking mineworkers on the platinum belt in Marikana. Each of the organisations have made collections of clothing, money and food supplies amongst their staff and supporters to support the miners and their families, and will continue to do so going forward. 
 
After four months the mineworkers are in desperate need of provisions and funds as they are not receiving salaries. There have been reports of malnutrition and hunger as the...

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 13:28

27 May 2014: Last week the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) partner SECTION27 closely monitored the court hearing of the case between Netcare, KPMG and the Competition Commission (CC) in the South Gauteng High Court.  SECTION27 produced a series of reports on the hearing available below.
 
Ostensibly Netcare’s case concerns its objection to the Competition Commission’s use of KPMG’s professional services for purposes of the Market Inquiry into the Private Health Sector on the grounds that this is a conflict of interest.  This is because KPMG had previously done work for...

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Monday, 26 May 2014 - 14:28

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the reappointment of Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health. His reappointment signals a seriousness from the ruling party in effectively dealing with the problems in our healthcare system and improving the lives of all in South Africa.
 
Over the past five years Dr. Motsoaledi has shown strong leadership as Minister of Health with a clear determination to solve the health system’s deep systemic problems. The Minister oversaw the rapid expansion of South Africa’s HIV programme, ensuring that 2.4 million people in the country are...

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Monday, 12 May 2014 - 11:31

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) congratulates the African National Congress (ANC) with their victory in the national election and in eight of our nine provinces. We also congratulate the Democratic Alliance (DA) with their victory in the Western Cape.

The TAC looks forward to working with the ANC, DA and all other parties who were elected to national and provincial legislatures in improving the quality of healthcare available to all people living in South Africa. While the election might now be over, the democratic process must continue. To this end we will continue to hold...

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 11:14

MEDIA INVITE – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
ACTIVISTS DEMAND IMPROVED HEALTH SERVICES IN WESTERN CAPE
 
1500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), COSATU, People’s Health Movement South Africa, and South African Medical Association (SAMA) will march to the Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, to demand urgent action to address the on-going problems in accessing quality treatment and care services across the Western Cape.
 
The TAC and partners are frustrated with the ongoing high volume of complaints about health...

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