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Wednesday, 2 September 2009 - 18:33

The Advertising Standards Authority of Southern Africa (ASASA) ruled that advertising of the herbal supplement Revivo must be withdrawn in South Africa. Revivo advertising made unsubstantiated and misleading claims that the product works as a treatment for HIV. The ASASA ruling was made in response to a consumer complaint lodged by Patrick Linzer.

TAC is very grateful to Mr. Linzer for making the compliant against Aconite Medical Suppliers cc, the company that produces Revivo. Aconite Medical Suppliers cc has been misleading consumers in order to make a profit.

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Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:05

Uncle John, a 59 year old TAC member who had been openly living with HIV, will be missed. He joined TAC in 2000 and was one of the founders of TAC Atlantis branch on the West Coast of Cape Town. He was very active in the community through gardening projects for support groups. He was also one of the first members to receive ARV treatment with the TAC Treatment Project under Dr Peterson at the time when ARV’s were not available in South Africa. He served as a Treatment literacy educator in the local clinics and hospital in Atlantis. Many TAC members know him as Uncle John.

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Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:34

In the DA Today newsletter of 21 August, Helen Zille condemned the lack of attention paid by the State since 1994 to improving the plight of our society’s deaf and partially-deaf, citing how this neglect serves as “Just another example of the difference between high flown ideology and reality”, and marks a failure to uphold a “Constitutional Duty”. The sentiment is wholly justified – recent efforts to have sign language recognised as an examinable Matric subject stand testament to this – but her argument quickly devolves into one which is blighted by the very aloofness, hypocrisy and...

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Friday, 28 August 2009 - 09:29

TAC is deeply saddened by the murder of Nomzoxolo Dziba on the premises of the Sithembele Matiso Secondary School at New Crossroads in Cape Town on the afternoon of Monday 24 August.

TAC urges the South African Police Service to act speedily and ensure that justice will be served. We also hope that the Western Cape Department of Education will take more serious measures to ensure safe schools by formulating and implementing urgent policies to...

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009 - 10:42

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV.

Sbususo Duma is living in KwaShange with his unemployed mother. He had been sick for the past year with TB and during that time he discovered he was HIV positive. He went for CD4 count testing and found out that he was eligible for ARVs. He then entered into the programme in February 2009. He waited for Edendale hospital to call him to come and...

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