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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 14:56

Barbara Hogan, our comrade, is retiring from government ending a very important chapter in SA history. When Barbara was appointed Minister of Health in 2008, most people did not know her. This tribute is written because she is a remarkable (almost anonymous) leader, a White person from a working-class background in the liberation movement and a woman in a male-dominated environment.

Barbara Hogan’s political work inspired many generations of activists who knew her and those who learnt of her contribution to our struggle for freedom. Today, her knowledge and experience remains an...

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 14:38

The Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Forum (BEMF) held its fourth meeting on 12 November 2010. It brought together over 30 people from 10 organisations. The forum considered the Integrated Support Team reports, the antiretroviral tender and the future cost of antiretroviral treatment in the public health system. The forum also heard updates on events in the public health system in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Free State provinces. An update on the TAC/CEGAA community budget monitoring project was also presented.

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Monday, 22 November 2010 - 12:16

22 November 2010

In a show of solidarity and to commemorate World AIDS Day, the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, COSATU and others will be staging a protest on 1 December 2010 at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Chinese AIDS activist, Tian Xi and other Human Rights activists detained in China. The protest is part of a global campaign to demand Tian Xi’s release. Protests will also take place in other parts of the world.
 

22 November 2010

22 November 2010

In a show of solidarity...
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Friday, 12 November 2010 - 11:05

Today the 41st World Lung Conference opens in Berlin. This is the main annual global TB conference. We are pleased that after decades of very little technological progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB, there are now important technological advances. There are promising new TB drugs in the pipeline and a new diagnostic that detects TB in less than 2 hours. But with these advances comes the challenge of ensuring that people most in need of them across the world can access them.

Today the 41st World Lung Conference opens in Berlin. This is the main annual...

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Thursday, 4 November 2010 - 12:51

Civil society is taken aback by attacks on the motives of the recently held civil society conference emanating from the ANC’s National Working Committee (NWC) on 1 November 2010. We are surprised by the insinuations that the conference is part of a plot against the ANC. We expect better of the post-Polokwane ANC.

Statement by the TAC and SECTION27, co-hosts of the Labour/Civil Society conference

3 November 2010

The Civil Society Conference held on 27-28 October 2010 will hopefully come to be seen as a historic turning point in South Africa. It may mark...

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