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Thursday, 3 February 2011 - 09:56

ASA rules against Christ Embassy

TAC will call on ETV to stop airing their adverts in current form

Join our press conference at 1pm Thursday 3 February, 3rd Floor 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town.

TAC will call on ETV to stop airing their adverts in current form

Join our press conference at 1pm Thursday 3 February, 3rd Floor 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town.

Christ Embassy is a charismatic church run by the Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, who claims to faith-heal a whole range of...

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - 10:53

SECTION27 and TAC applaud the Minister of Health and his team at the Department of Health (DoH) for their part in conceptualising, implementing and concluding a successful antiretroviral (ARV) medicine tender.  Announced yesterday, the 2010 tender – for the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012 – will see the state procuring ARV medicines at or about the best prices available globally.

15 December 2010

SECTION27 and TAC applaud the Minister of Health and his team at the Department of Health (DoH) for their part in conceptualising, implementing and concluding a...

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Thursday, 2 December 2010 - 21:37

1 December 2010

Today, SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Gay and Lesbian Equality Project and COSATU hosted a joint rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Tian Xi and other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned in China. Tian Xi, an AIDS and human rights activist who has been imprisoned since 6 August 2010, was infected with HIV as a child during a surgical operation – a common event in China at the time – and has been actively campaigning for the rights of people so infected to receive compensation from the...

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 15:06

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcome the results of the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Initiative (iPrEX) trial. Published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the study is the first to establish that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – taking antiretroviral (ARV) medicines before sex – reduces the risk of HIV infection. It follows closely on the heels of the CAPRISA 004 trial, which demonstrated that the use of tenofovir 1% gel reduced the risk of HIV infection amongst women at increased risk.

The iPrEx trial enrolled 2499 men who have...

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 14:56

Barbara Hogan, our comrade, is retiring from government ending a very important chapter in SA history. When Barbara was appointed Minister of Health in 2008, most people did not know her. This tribute is written because she is a remarkable (almost anonymous) leader, a White person from a working-class background in the liberation movement and a woman in a male-dominated environment.

Barbara Hogan’s political work inspired many generations of activists who knew her and those who learnt of her contribution to our struggle for freedom. Today, her knowledge and experience remains an...

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