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Thursday, 19 March 2009 - 08:26

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) acknowledges the excellent work done by churches worldwide to address the HIV epidemic. The groundswell of support from churches in caring for people with HIV has often meant that people have access to essential services who would otherwise have suffered and died needlessly. The church is one of the greatest allies of the HIV treatment access movement across the globe, and especially in Africa. In South Africa, where over 50% of the population attends a house of worship at least once a week, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane and other religious figures...

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Monday, 16 March 2009 - 13:55

TAC is pleased to report two positive developments that all but bring the Matthias Rath saga to a conclusion:

  • The state has taken action against Matthias Rath.
  • The Rath appeal against the Cape High Court judgment has lapsed.

 

TAC is pleased to report two positive developments that all but bring the Matthias Rath saga to a conclusion:

  • State Takes Action Against Matthias Rath
  • Rath appeal against Cape High Court judgment lapses

State takes action against Rath

On 13 June 2008, the Cape High Court ordered the...

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Friday, 13 March 2009 - 15:07

The campaign was held at the Mariveni clinic which falls under Tzaneen Sub-District. The attendance included learners from local schools, elder people from the village and it was also blessed by the Ndunas of the Mariveni village.

                        The...

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Friday, 13 March 2009 - 12:05

This morning, Judge Brian Southwood dismissed Minister Balfour’s application for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court ordering that TAC and ALP be given access to the report of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons (JIOP) regarding the death of prisoner ‘MM’. MM died in a Westville prison after having been denied access to ARVs. Justice Southwood described the Minister’s application for leave to appeal as ill-conceived, and ordered the government...

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Friday, 13 March 2009 - 11:47

The Minister of Correctional Services (DCS) has applied for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court in the ‘MM’ case. This case was brought by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and our attorneys, the AIDS Law Project, to be given access to the report of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons (JIOP) regarding the premature and unnecessary death of ‘MM’. A hearing regarding the appeal will take place on Friday 13 March 2009 at the Pretoria High Court.

This case is about accountability of Minister...

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