Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
7 August 2018

Activists demand removal of Mahlangu & Hlongwa

Johannesburg, 7 August 2018 – Today hundreds of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch marched to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature to demand that Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa be removed from their positions in the ANC, and in the case of Hlongwa, as a MPL a...

27 July 2018

Seizing the moment for TB – TAC intervention

Speech delivered by TAC Chairperson Sibongile Tshabalala and TAC General Secretary Anele Yawa at #AIDS2018 at a session titled: “Seizing the moment for TB” on 27 July 2018. Comrades, I come from the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa I thank my comrade from India, Blessi Kumar for giving u...

24 July 2018

AIDS2018: Time to make AIDS political again

By Anele Yawa Two years ago, we welcomed the world to the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. At a march of ten thousand people we held up banners proclaiming that 20 million people still need treatment. At that conference we said to the world that AIDS is not over – and ind...

24 July 2018

AIDS2018: G23 women draw a line in the sand

This is a statement read out by the group of 23 women as Michel Sidibe took to the stage at the opening plenary. “…a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it is not struggle at all.” – Arundhati Roy We are the group of 23 women who dared...

24 July 2018

Activists call on countries & donors to immediately scale up use of TB LAM test

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22 July — At the TB 2018 pre-conference held on Sunday 22 July 2018, before the International AIDS Conference, activists from around the globe cal...

24 July 2018

Vacancy: District Organiser – Mpumalanga

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. TAC seeks to appoint a District Organiser, based in Mpumalanga To support all TAC branches in Mpumalanga Responsibilitie...

24 July 2018

Vacancy: Provincial Manager – Western Cape

Treatment Action Campaign seeks to employ a Provincial Manager for the Western Cape To be based in Khayelitsha Job Purpose The Provincial Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall management of all provincial work. This includes oversight of the District Organisers, liaison with the Provincia...

24 July 2018

Vacancy: Communications Officer

The Treatment Action Campaign seeks to employ a Communications Officer  To be based in Gauteng Purpose of the position Develop, implement and report on TAC’s Communications and Advocacy strategy and contribute to the establishment and maintenance of TAC’s national and international position, inf...

24 July 2018

Vacancy: Research Officer

The Treatment Action Campaign seeks to employ a Research Officer To be based in Gauteng Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to carry out evidence based research, analysis and policy positioning and subsequent dissemination of that information to support TAC campaigns. This includes: Pol...

18 July 2018

TAC Western Cape protest major bed shortage at Khayelitsha District Hospital

Khayelitsha, 18th July 2018 – Today members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Western Cape are holding a picket at Khayelitsha District Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis facing the facility and demand urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Recent monitoring by TAC...

17 July 2018

Open letter to Gauteng Premier Makhura

Johannesburg, 17 July 2018 – Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch delivered three open letters to the Office of the Gauteng Premier, the Acting ANC Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, and the Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature enquiring into the corruption findings against A...

16 July 2018

Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

South Africa’s Department of Health recently announced that it will replace painful, hearing-loss inducing injections to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with a less toxic and more effective treatment. The new drug, called bedaquiline, does not cause hearing loss and can be taken ...