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Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:05

Uncle John, a 59 year old TAC member who had been openly living with HIV, will be missed. He joined TAC in 2000 and was one of the founders of TAC Atlantis branch on the West Coast of Cape Town. He was very active in the community through gardening projects for support groups. He was also one of the first members to receive ARV treatment with the TAC Treatment Project under Dr Peterson at the time when ARV’s were not available in South Africa. He served as a Treatment literacy educator in the local clinics and hospital in Atlantis. Many TAC members know him as Uncle John.

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Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:34

In the DA Today newsletter of 21 August, Helen Zille condemned the lack of attention paid by the State since 1994 to improving the plight of our society’s deaf and partially-deaf, citing how this neglect serves as “Just another example of the difference between high flown ideology and reality”, and marks a failure to uphold a “Constitutional Duty”. The sentiment is wholly justified – recent efforts to have sign language recognised as an examinable Matric subject stand testament to this – but her argument quickly devolves into one which is blighted by the very aloofness, hypocrisy and...

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Friday, 28 August 2009 - 09:29

TAC is deeply saddened by the murder of Nomzoxolo Dziba on the premises of the Sithembele Matiso Secondary School at New Crossroads in Cape Town on the afternoon of Monday 24 August.

TAC urges the South African Police Service to act speedily and ensure that justice will be served. We also hope that the Western Cape Department of Education will take more serious measures to ensure safe schools by formulating and implementing urgent policies to...

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 - 10:42

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

Sbususo Duma is living in KwaShange with his unemployed mother. He had been sick for the past year with TB and during that time he discovered he was HIV positive. He went for CD4 count testing and found out that he was eligible for ARVs. He then entered into the programme in February 2009. He waited for Edendale hospital to call him to come and...

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 - 10:17

Our Constitution is the product of a great struggle for democracy and equality, in which many gave up their lives so that present and future generations of South Africans may have a better life.

In its foundation, the Constitution provided the alternative to civil war. It stands today as a vital guarantor of our individual rights and freedoms against abuses of power.

In its recognition of certain basic socio-economic rights, it provides legal means to support social and political activism, requiring government, now and in future, to proceed progressively to realise the...

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