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Monday, 28 November 2011 - 00:00

On 27 November 2011, Marian Shinn – the DA spokesperson on science and technology – issued a press release entitled “Zuma must fast track approval for HIV/Aids gel”. In accusing the Medicines Control Council (MCC) of subjecting the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) “to a bureaucratic ping-pong match”, Shinn raised concerns about alleged delays in the approval of CAPRISA’s proposed clinical trial (CAPRISA 008).

TAC/SECTION27 statement

28 November 2011
 
On 27 November 2011, Marian Shinn – the...
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Thursday, 24 November 2011 - 15:20

The TAC is an award winning South African social movement campaigning to save the lives of people living with HIV and TB. In the 12 years since it was established TAC has helped to save and better millions of people’s lives in South Africa. It has also contributed to the deepening of democracy in South Africa, through its use of the courts, advocacy and promotion of human rights constitutionalism. Internationally, TAC has been one of the most influential AIDS activist movements; an organisation that has catalysed action on HIV/AIDS across the world. Yet today TAC faces a real threat of...

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Monday, 21 November 2011 - 00:00
For immediate release
 
  • We call on all South African Members of Parliament to vote against the Protection of State Information Bill this week
  • Join the Right2Know protests this week
For immediate release
 
  • We call on all South African Members of Parliament to vote against the Protection of State Information Bill this week
  • Join the Right2Know protests this week
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Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 10:56

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate.

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate. In 2001, the South African Law Reform Commission considered the matter and...

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Sunday, 20 November 2011 - 10:47

Below are two articles by Nathan Geffen (TAC) and Gavin Silber in response to premier Helen Zille's views on HIV transmission, criminalisation and who deserves treatment. The Premier's response to the critique of her views by Geffen and Silber is also included.

 By Gavin Silber and Nathan Geffen

 
Nov. 15, 2011
 
We take issue with Premier Helen Zille's views on HIV transmission, criminalisation and who deserves treatment. This is an expanded version of an article that was published in The Cape Argus on 15 November 2011.
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