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Friday, 12 July 2013 - 16:45

On 28 June 2013 the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) National Council (NC) met in Muizenberg, Cape Town, for a special meeting to consider ways in which to strengthen the organisation’s internal accountability and governance structures. The NC was attended by six (out of seven) of TAC’s Provincial leaders as well as by representatives of the people living with AIDS and women’s sectors, the General Secretary, Deputy general secretary, Deputy Chair and Treasurer.
 
The NC unanimously resolved to establish a Board of Directors for the organisation. The NC noted the need to...

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013 - 17:04

Madiba was a leader of the people during the liberation. He is a leader who spoke out against HIV denialism. He challenged the stigma related to HIV by putting on an ‘HIV POSITIVE’ t-shirt while visiting an MSF (Doctors without Borders) antiretroviral clinic in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town.
 
The Treatment Action Campaign  (TAC) and Section27 would like to wish former president Nelson Mandela well.  He has been a pillar of support in our struggle for access to antiretroviral medicines in South Africa. His public support and encouragement has meant a lot to us and more...

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Friday, 21 June 2013 - 10:44

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) support Equal Education in their campaign for proper norms and standards for public schools infrastructure in South Africa.  We believe that quality education is crucial in dealing with a multitude of other socio-economic problems that directly impact uneducated or poorly educated South Africans.  It is impossible for children to thrive academiclally in schools with inadequte classrooms, libraries or sanitation facilities.
 
We are disappointed with the lack of commitment and leadership shown by Minister...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - 09:24

NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR BACK-SLAPPING ABOUT PROGRESS – Critical Challenges Threaten Successful HIV Prevention and Treatment Programmes if not Addressed Urgently

Yesterday at the opening of the 6th SA AIDS Conference the TAC was the recipient of the Dira Sengwe leadership in AIDS award. Sifiso Nkala, a TAC activist since 2000 and a person living with HIV, received the award. Initially the conference organisers denied him the right to speak on acceptance of the award. In the tradition of TAC, we refused to take no for an answer. Here is the speech he delivered...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 - 16:05

 DURBAN – Thousands of people living with HIV and TB still risk death and drug-resistance in the Eastern Cape due to ongoing interruptions to their supply of life-saving drugs. A new report released five months after a coalition consisting of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 first raised the alarm about the crisis at the Mthatha medical depot, paints a grim picture.
 
Releasing the report at the 6th SA AIDS Conference on 19 June, the coalition calls for urgent action from the National...

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