Building Local Activism
TAC represents users of the public healthcare system in South Africa and campaigns on critical issues related to the quality of and access to healthcare. We currently have over 8,000 members and a network of around 200 branches. Members elect the leadership of TAC, which ensures accountability and that our policies reflect the realities on the ground. Members receive basic training in the science of HIV, TB and related conditions, and about their rights in the healthcare system. Through our branches and members we monitor hundreds of clinics and hospitals. Our members are the people who need the public health system to work, so they are the first to notice when it doesn’t. The local activism of our members is the true life-blood of TAC. By organising locally, our members demand accountability and quality healthcare services where the services are actually delivered.