Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
30 Jun 2009

Loss to the country, Saddened by the death of Dr Steve Andrews

Dr. Steve Andrews was a friend and doctor to many of TAC’s members and he will be greatly missed. Dr. Steve Andrews was a doctor committed to treatment for HIV and to providing excellent patient care. He was engaged in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa and an ally in TAC’s campai...

17 Jun 2009

LUSIKISIKI GIRL ABDUCTED IN KWA NCELE

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise where young girls are being forced to marry older, widowed men may be HIV positive or have other sexually transmitted infections.  The custo...

11 Jun 2009

Invitation to Attend the Thembi’s Memorial Service

Date:    Friday, 12th June, 2008 Time:   14:30pm until 17:00 pm Where: Zanokhanyo Training Centre, No 1 Corner of Fumane and Qamela Street, Harare Khayelitsha Details:  We would like to extend to you and your organisation to a Personal Invitation to attend Thembi’s Day Memorial Service to be he...

10 Jun 2009

African Activists Call on Leaders at the 2009 World Economic Forum on Africa to Prioritise Health Financing

On the 10th of June, 2009 TAC held a press conference that marked the beginning of our Resources for Health Campaign. Speakers at the press conference included Rebecca Hodes from the Treatment Action Campaign, Paula Akugizibwe from ARASA and Albert van Zyl from the International Budget Partnershi...

10 Jun 2009

AIDS Diarist Thembi Ngubane Dies

HIV/AIDS activist Thembisa Ngubane passed away last week. Thembi’s radio diary sparked wide attention and made her an ambassador for UNICEF. Thembi was featured on CNN, met former US President Bill Clinton, talked to the ANC and visited HIV positive women in India. In November 2007 she was featur...

10 Jun 2009

Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals in Sexual and Reproductive Health

On June 8th and 9th, the UNGASS Forum South Africa was held in Cape Town. The goal of the forum was to begin a consolidation of an international advocacy push on women’s sexual reproductive health (SRH). The forum’s aims to strengthen awareness and encourage action on the community, national, reg...

8 Jun 2009

Clarification on TAC’s engagement with Swazi MP Myeni

Swaziland MP Timothy Myeni’s contacted TAC to apologise for his offensive statements regarding branding HIV-positive people’s buttocks. TAC agreed to attend a press conference to hear his apologies. MP Myeni’s staff offered TAC a donation as part of his apology, but TAC refused this offer. Myeni’...

22 May 2009

Fallen Hero – Rita Edwards

TAC Western Cape remembers Rita Edwards and sends out condolences to her family and comrades at the New Women’s Movement. Rita, who died at aged 59 after a brief battle with cancer, was one of the founding members of the New Women’s Movement. She was a grassroots activist, feminist and socialist,...

21 May 2009

WOMEN — CAMPAIGN FOR SRHR

Furthermore, about 38% of respondents in this age group said that the pill can prevent HIV/Aids! The Pill, wow!!! and 30.4% believe that HIV can be transmitted via a toilet seat (and this is how many years later after the ‘my friend with HIV is still my friend ads)! And About 27% think that HIV i...

16 May 2009

Ekurhuleni’s PLWHA Support Group Candle Lighting ceremony

  Ekurhuleni PLWHA Support Group Candle Light Ceremony 15 May 2009 The Ekurhuleni PLWHA Support groups held a candle light service on the 15th May 2009 at J. Dumane clinic’s community hall, in Vosloorus. Community groups of all ages participated in what was decidedly more than a candlelight cerem...

16 May 2009

Rev. Paul Mokgethi-Heath on HIV and religion

Yes, I am married to another man and he is also a pastor and I know we can talk about culture and religion and debate scriptures. I can talk about it if you have time. I know that God has called me to be a minister and God has loves me and that is why I’m married and am in a monogamous relationsh...

14 May 2009

Campaigning for better Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women

On 07 May 2009, TAC Ekurhuleni hosted a consultative meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for 22 men and women from the North, East and South regions of the district. The meeting was facilitated by Nomfundo “Nono’ Eland who is the national coordinator for the Women’s Rights Campaign in...