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Friday, 21 June 2013 - 10:44

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) support Equal Education in their campaign for proper norms and standards for public schools infrastructure in South Africa.  We believe that quality education is crucial in dealing with a multitude of other socio-economic problems that directly impact uneducated or poorly educated South Africans.  It is impossible for children to thrive academiclally in schools with inadequte classrooms, libraries or sanitation facilities.
 
We are disappointed with the lack of commitment and leadership shown by Minister...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - 09:24

NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR BACK-SLAPPING ABOUT PROGRESS – Critical Challenges Threaten Successful HIV Prevention and Treatment Programmes if not Addressed Urgently

Yesterday at the opening of the 6th SA AIDS Conference the TAC was the recipient of the Dira Sengwe leadership in AIDS award. Sifiso Nkala, a TAC activist since 2000 and a person living with HIV, received the award. Initially the conference organisers denied him the right to speak on acceptance of the award. In the tradition of TAC, we refused to take no for an answer. Here is the speech he delivered...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 - 16:05

 DURBAN – Thousands of people living with HIV and TB still risk death and drug-resistance in the Eastern Cape due to ongoing interruptions to their supply of life-saving drugs. A new report released five months after a coalition consisting of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 first raised the alarm about the crisis at the Mthatha medical depot, paints a grim picture.
 
Releasing the report at the 6th SA AIDS Conference on 19 June, the coalition calls for urgent action from the National...

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013 - 15:51

Members of the criminal justice, social justice and health sectors discussed strategies to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) – the leading cause of death in South Africa’s correctional centres – at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, 28 May 2013.
 
The roundtable focused on strengthening the Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Correctional Centres, 2013, which were jointly announced by the Department of Correctional Services and the Department of Health on World TB Day in March...

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 - 09:34

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