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Monday, 24 August 2015 - 12:14

On August 24 and 25 2015 the South Gauteng High Court is hearing our application to be admitted as “friends of the court” in the historic Nkala and others v Harmony and others class action lawsuit. We’ve prepared a briefing note to help our members and the public better understand what it is all about.

Below are links to some of the key legal documents:

Founding Affidavit from Anele Yawa

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 17:35

On 24 and 25 August, the South Gauteng High Court will hear argument in the application by Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to intervene as amici curiae (“friends of the court”) in Nkala and others v Harmony Gold and others, a class action against South African gold mines.
 
“For decades gold mines have treated their workers as inferior human beings and shown a shocking disregard for the health of these workers,” says Anele Yawa, General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. “The exploitation of mostly poor black...

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Friday, 14 August 2015 - 15:05

DON’T TRADE AWAY OUR HEALTH – PHARMA ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE SOUTH AFRICAN PATENT LAW REFORM & ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES

 

Johannesburg/New York, August 13, 2015: A submission to the United States Government shows South Africa is facing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to backtrack on intellectual property (IP) law reform that aims to improve access to medicines in exchange for eligibility for ongoing inclusion in the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SECTION27 and...

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Friday, 24 July 2015 - 14:41

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo Supports the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union’s (NEHAWU) campaign against the Limpopo Department of Health for failing both workers and users of the public healthcare system in the province.
 
In a statement released on Thursday NEHAWU said that the provincial health department is failing the people of Limpopo by allowing the deterioration of infrastructure and by failing to address ongoing shortages of medicines and medical equipment. The NEHAWU statement read, “Over the past five {5}  years the department has...

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 15:48

Findings from the landmark START trial were presented at the International AIDS Society Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Data from another important trial called TEMPRANO was also published in the NEJM. In light of the compelling findings from these two trials the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is updating its position on HIV treatment in South Africa.
 
 1.     All HIV positive people in South Africa should be RECOMMENDED antiretroviral therapy (ART)
START is a randomized...

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