Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
2 Jun 2011

Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related Deaths – TAC and Partners write Letter to EU Embassies

  In negotiations for the final declaration of the UN High Level meeting on the Zero Draft, the European Union is blocking language which promotes a global treatment target; access to generic medicines; and financial commitments which could fuel the HIV response. Gravely concerned about this, th...

15 Apr 2011

The G20 to discuss a bold new plan for financing development

Today South Africa will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership for the developing world as the G20 Finance Ministers gather in Washington D.C. to discuss a bold new plan for financing development, health and climate change. The financing mechanism under discussion is a Financial Transacti...

14 Mar 2011

TAC honoured for its contribution in fighting HIV in South Africa

  Today, 14 March 2011, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and its General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, will be honoured by Shared Interest at a gala event in New York. The prestigious 17th Shared Interest Award giving ceremony honours TAC for its pioneering work in HIV treatment in South Africa...

4 Mar 2011

Stop AIDS Campaign and TAC applaud UK Government’s backing for Global Fund

AIDS campaigners have welcomed the British Government’s backing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria which has saved more than six and a half million lives since its creation in 2002. The announcement came as part of the Government’s Multilateral Aid Review (MAR), delivered in the Ho...

17 Feb 2011

Judgment reaffirms rights of people with HIV to non-discrimination in employment

  AWARD-WINNING HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTOR LIVING WITH HIV WINS 12 MONTHS’ COMPENSATION DISMISSAL DECLARED “AUTOMATICALLY UNFAIR” Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the judgment handed down by Judge Bhoola yesterday in the Labour Court in the case of Gary Shane Allpass v Mooikloof Estates (Pty...

3 Feb 2011

Press Alert: Press Conference – ASA rules against Christ Embassy

  TAC will call on ETV to stop airing their adverts in current form Join our press conference at 1pm Thursday 3 February, 3rd Floor 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town. Christ Embassy is a charismatic church run by the Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, who claims to faith-heal a whole range of diseases incl...

2 Dec 2010

Call for the immediate release of AIDS and human rights activist, Tian Xi, and other Chinese human rights defenders

  1 December 2010 Today, SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Gay and Lesbian Equality Project and COSATU hosted a joint rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Tian Xi and other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned in China. Tian Xi, a...

24 Nov 2010

A tribute to Comrade Barbara Hogan

Barbara Hogan, our comrade, is retiring from government ending a very important chapter in SA history. When Barbara was appointed Minister of Health in 2008, most people did not know her. This tribute is written because she is a remarkable (almost anonymous) leader, a White person from a working-...

22 Nov 2010

WORLD AIDS Day Protest Planned to demand immediate release of Chinese AIDS & Human Rights Activist, Tian Xi and others

    22 November 2010 In a show of solidarity and to commemorate World AIDS Day, the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, COSATU and others will be staging a protest on 1 December 2010 at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Chinese AIDS activist, Tian Xi and other H...

2 Nov 2010

Money from mutilation: The Tara KLamp Story

A massive unethical medical intervention is unfolding in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN). It could harm many men. At the root of it is greed and also cowardice. We tell the story of the Tara KLamp in four parts. Beyond the details it is ultimately a simple story. The Kwazulu-Natal government is using an unsa...

29 Oct 2010

Declaration of the Civil Society Conference held on 27-28 October 2010, Boksburg

The Civil Society Conference held on 27-28 October 2010 was a historic turning point in the history of South Africa. Over 300 delegates from 56 mass-based civil society organisations, with a combined membership of millions of South Africans, came together to rebuild a strong, mass democratic move...

27 Oct 2010

Open letter and statement on Janet Love released by constitutional lawyers, legal academics, human rights and social justice activists.

Originally released 20 October As constitutional lawyers, legal academics, human rights and social justice activists who have worked with Janet Love while she has been the National Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), we are surprised and dismayed by Premier Helen Zille’s implication tha...