Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
13 Mar 2009

TAC Mopani at Mariveni TB and HIV Campaign

                   The campaign was held at the Mariveni clinic which falls under Tzaneen Sub-District. The attendance included learners from local schools, elder people from the village and it was also blessed by the Ndunas of the Mariveni village. This was made successful by the clinic committe...

13 Mar 2009

Justice prevails: Minister Balfour’s appeal application in “MM” case dismissed

This morning, Judge Brian Southwood dismissed Minister Balfour’s application for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court ordering that TAC and ALP be given access to the report of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons (JIOP) regarding the death of prisoner ‘MM’. MM ...

13 Mar 2009

Minister of Correctional Services appeals court order to release report on death of HIV positive prisoner “MM”

The Minister of Correctional Services (DCS) has applied for leave to appeal against the decision by the Northern Gauteng High Court in the ‘MM’ case. This case was brought by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and our attorneys, the AIDS Law Project, to be given access to the report of the Judic...

4 Mar 2009

TAC mourns the death of David Bourne

David Bourne died suddenly on 24 February 2009. He was a Chief Research Officer in the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Those of us in TAC and the ALP who worked with him enjoyed his vibrant, warm personality and the glee he enthusiastically conveyed whenever h...

12 Feb 2009

Health Minister and UNAIDS Executive Director visit TAC Khayelitsha, impressed by Khayelitsha health model

  Minister of Health Barbara Hogan and incoming UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé paid a visit this week to TAC and MSF in Khayelitsha. Minister Hogan was highly impressed by her visit and has promised to look into Khayelitsha’s successful health model, used to fight against HIV/AIDS, and s...

30 Jan 2009

TAC and ALP win major court victory: Pretoria High Court orders Minister to hand over report into inmate’s death

Today, the Pretoria High Court handed down judgment in the matter of Treatment Action Campaign v Minister of Correctional Services and Another (case no. 18379/2008). The judgment is available online at In short, Justice Southwood’s decision provides as follows:  It orders the Min...

30 Jan 2009

TAC and FOTAC UK endorse statement by Sonke Gender Justice Network condemning comments made by Julius Malema

  The Treatment Action Campaign and Friends of TAC (FOTAC) UK strongly endorse the following statement released yesterday by Sonke Gender Justice Network condemning recent offensive, sexist comments made by ANC Youth League President Julius Malema: Sonke Gender Justice Network Strongly Condemns C...

28 Jan 2009

Update on Zimbabwe Health and Political Crisis

The political troubles in Zimbabwe have taken a toll on the population’s health. A severe cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and the surrounding region including South Africa, Angola, and Mozambique continues to claims more lives. The situation is critical. Many people are struggling to get clean wate...

28 Jan 2009

Arrest of MSM in Senegal

Photo: President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal. Source Wikipedia. On December 22 2008, nine men were arrested in Senegal and charged with “committing acts against nature” and “establishing an illegal organization”. On January 6 2009 they were convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison. It is be...

6 Jan 2009

Release Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei

Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei, two prominent HIV physicians have been imprisoned in Iran since June 2008. Please sign the Physicians for Human Rights petition calling for their release. Also, please contact the Iranian mission to the UN and urge the Iranian government to release them. Update on 20 ...

11 Dec 2008

Why condoms are being misused???

There has been a shortage of condoms nationwide… There has been a shortage of condoms nationwide but it is disgusting to see young women using rings from female condoms as bangles and male condoms are being used by soccer players to tighten up their soccer socks but why???

10 Dec 2008

Khayelitsha concluded has concluded the 16 days of activism

 The 16 days of activism were concluded at Nkanini, in Khayelitsha by Treatment Action Campaign in collaboration with Simelela, where it was demonstrated by means of drama that rape and gender based violence can not be tolerated and it must be reported.