Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
27 Mar 2012

Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week all t...

13 Mar 2012

TAC embarks on a local fundraising drive

With the global shift in funding priorities, crucial funding for HIV programmes has dwindled but the need for such funding still remains. The dwindling of funds affects many local programmes that are heavily dependent on traditional donors in order to survive and continue making a difference in ...

10 Feb 2012

Don’t Let Your Governments Trade Away Our Lives

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Europe  from Nonkosi Khumalo, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa “We are writing to you as people living with HIV/AIDS, who rely on access to affordable medicines to stay alive. We are writing you because your governments are pushing to...

7 Feb 2012

MSF-SA, TAC, SECTION27 and He-Tic picket at the Consulate General of India

Members of MSF-SA, TAC, Section 27 and He-Tic will picket at the Consulate General of India this Wednesday, 8th February to voice their concerns about the anti-public health policies being pushed on India by the European Union as part of a free trade agreement being discussed  at the upcoming EU-...

1 Dec 2011

Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week all t...

20 Nov 2011

South African Law Commission Report on Criminalisation of HIV Transmission

Premier Helen Zille is once more raising the spectre of criminalising HIV transmission. This is an old debate. In 2001, the South African Law Reform Commission considered the matter and concluded that current legislation is sufficient to deal with intentional transmission of HIV. The report was s...

27 Oct 2011

Activists running for health

  APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR HIV ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RUNNIG FOR HEALTH! The runners for health, a group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are taking up the challenge to encourage other fellow activists and ordinary people living with HIV to join this new wellness and physical health...

14 Oct 2011

TAC remembers Winstone Zulu (1964-2011)

Winstone Zulu, the first Zambian to live openly with HIV, a brave AIDS activist who rebelled against Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism and an outspoken proponent for the rights of people with HIV and TB, died on 12 October 2011. He was a brave AIDS activist who rebelled against Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS deni...

7 Sep 2011

TAC – Taking HAART: Our history is now at a theatre near you!

  The Treatment Action Campign’s struggle for antiretroviral treatment has been captured in a beautiful documentary produced by Community Media Trust. The documentary starts showing at the Tri-Continental Film Festival tommorrow! Watch this one-minute trailer. Taking HAART provides a fly on the ...

14 Jul 2011

Reflections from the Durban Aids conference 2011

By Vuyiseka Dubula, TAC General Secretary Being in Durban in 2011, eleven years after the first Aids conference in 2000 was a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The AIDS Conference in 2000 was a defining moment for the struggle for access to treatment. The then South African President, Thabo Mbeki,...

14 Jun 2011

Improving Health: TAC at work – 10 years of ARVs, “Those who are sick come to TAC for help”

On Friday, 3 June 2011, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Khayelitsha, (MSF), City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government Department of Health celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the first public sector Antiretroviral Treatment program in South Africa. Today, approximately 2...

3 Jun 2011

Improving Health: TAC at work – Saving the Future, TAC Ekurhuleni working in schools

The learners of Katlehong and Thuto Pele High Schools in the southern region of Ekurhuleni are benefitting from much more than the normal school curriculum. Nthabiseng Maretlane a TAC Community Health Advocate and Dikeledi Senong, Prevention and Treatment Literacy Practitioner in the area are gi...