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Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 17:45

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) sends sincere and deep condolences to the families and friends of all those killed on flight MH17. Many of those on the flight were our comrades and allies in the fight against HIV/AIDS globally. We acknowledge the crucial contribution that many of those on flight have made to our struggle across the many years. We vow to continue this important work in their memory.

 

Lala kahle comrades.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 12:00

BLOEMFONTEIN, 16th JULY: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), community healthcare workers and partner organisations, is embarking on peaceful overnight vigils outside the headquarters of the Free State Department of Health on every Wednesday night for the next six weeks. The peaceful vigils will continue until September 1st, when the 127 activists and community healthcare workers who were arrested and held in custody for 36 hours last week will appear in court.
 
The peaceful night vigils are being held to place the spotlight on the collapse of the Free State...

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Friday, 11 July 2014 - 15:28

11th JULY, BLOEMFONTEIN: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the release of the 127 activists and community healthcare workers who were arrested outside Bophelo House yesterday following a peaceful sit in. They were released on warning and the matter has been remanded for further investigation and instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution. The TAC would like to express their gratitude to the lawyers from Webbers Attorneys in Bloemfontein and SECTION27 for representing the arrested activists.
 
The activists and community healthcare workers were...

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Friday, 11 July 2014 - 14:25

Numerous organisations have come out in support of TAC activists and community healthcare workers arrested for staging a peaceful sit-in at Bophelo House, the headquarters of the Free State Provincial Department of Health in the early hours of 10 July 2014. These include:

  • Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
  • Hospersa
  • Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
  • Amnesty International
  • Right2Know
  • South African National AIDS Council
  • Civil Society Forum
  • SECTION27
  • ...
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 18:47

10th JULY JOHANNESBURG – Over 150 Free State community health workers (CHWs) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists, arrested during the early hours of Thursday, remain in detention tonight at various police stations in Bloemfontein despite attempts to secure their release.
 
Those arrested while staging a peaceful night vigil at the Free State Department of Health headquarters Wednesday night, will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates court tomorrow (Friday) morning.
 
The TAC would like to reiterate the following:

  1. The vigil was peaceful....
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