Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
21 Jul 2010

Speech by Aaron Motsoaledi at the 18th Annual International AIDS Conference

  Universal Access – Treatment and Prevention Scale-up: The South African experience 20 July 2010, Vienna Introduction Programme director, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen Let me start by thanking the organisers of the 18th International AIDS Conference for inviting me to address t...

21 Jul 2010

Highlighting Mopani PTLP, Francinah Chauke

 I would like you to know that Francinah is a remarkable woman.  We owe her so many thanks for her unending support of so many of our staff.  She is so confident and so competent that she has a really strong influence on all who come into contact with her.  I believe she has saved many lives righ...

21 Jul 2010

TAC District Newsletters

Click on the link to see all of the TAC district newsletters for March – May 2010.

15 Jul 2010

Help free the Iranian doctors

Doctor Arash Alaei and Doctor Kamiar Alaei, two well-known Iranian physicians and HIV/AIDS leaders, were detained in June 2008 by Iranian authorities. The physicians, who are brothers, were held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for over six months without charges or trial. On December 31, 2008, ...

6 Jul 2010

Hamba kahle Vito

TAC is saddened by the loss of our long standing comrade, Vuyani Jacobs. Vuyani joined TAC after being diagnosed with HIV while working in the Eastern Cape. He later moved to Cape Town and worked as an organizer for TAC. Vuyani continued to fight for the rights of people living with HIV at Commun...

18 Jun 2010

Call on US government to fund AIDS and health

On 17 June 2010, about 2,000 people representing 16 organisations marched to the United States (US) consulate in Sandton, Johannesburg, to demand that the US leads the way in funding universal access to antiretroviral treatment. Here is the letter handed over to the US consulate officials. Ambass...

14 Jun 2010


We call on you to join our march. AIDS is not over. Be seen. Be heard by the world while they are watching the World Cup played in our country. The future of the region and the health of the continent hangs in the balance. Ke nako! Attached find details of the march as well as the press conferen...

2 Jun 2010

TAC and partners welcome the release of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza

The Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, the Social Justice Coalition, Community Media Trust and the Coalition Against Discrimination welcome the release and pardon of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza in Malawi. The release of Tiwonge and Steven is an example of what can be achieved with c...

28 May 2010

TAC and partners announce universal access campaign

TAC and partners announce universal access campaign. Read more about our campaign activities and why we are marching for expanded funding to meet universal access to HIV treatment, prevention and care. Also included are letters from TAC and partners to South African President Jacob Zuma, United S...

23 May 2010

Malawian court’s cruel sentence

Leading activist organisations have condemned the cruel sentence by a Malawian magistrate imposed on Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, two men (one of whom is transgender and identifies as a woman) because they held a public engangement. They have been sentenced to 14 years in hard labour. ...

19 May 2010

Letter to President Barack Obama from TAC and partners – why we need expanded funding for HIV

Letter to United States President Barack Obama from the Treatment Action Campaign, endorsed by the Congress of Southern African Trade Unions (COSATU), Medicins Sans Frontieres, Community Media Trust (CMT), SAfAIDS and SECTION27. We are calling for the United States to expand funding for Pepfar to...

19 May 2010

Malawian Justice System Violates Human Rights

We condemn in the strongest terms the conviction of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in a court in Blantyre for committing so-called “unnatural acts”. Steven and Tiwonge were arrested in December 2009 after celebrating their engagement and have been in jail ever since. Please sign the follo...