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

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Award Ceremony Photos

On 10 December 2010 (International Human Rights Day) TAC had the honour of accepting the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Human Rights Award. TAC Chairperson, Nonkosi Khumalo, and Lusikisiki District Coordinator, Noloyiso Nthamehlo, accepted the award on behalf of TAC. To see photos of the awards cermony...

18 Jan 2010

TAC leaders will receive 2010 Lloyd Foundation Leadership Award

TAC’s General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, and Chairperson, Nonkosi Khumalo, will be presented with the John M. Lloyd Award in recognition of their leadership in HIV/AIDS. They will be presented the award on 5 March 2010 in Los Angeles, USA. The award, presented by the John M. Lloyd Foundation, i...

10 Dec 2009

Fighting for the right to health: celebrating a peoples movement

I would like to take the opportunity today, International Human Rights Day, to salute our comrades in the struggle for access to treatment. First I want to salute some of our fallen comrades – Oupa Fazi, Nkosinathi Magwala, Nomfundo Somana, Edward Mabunda, John Vollenhoven, Dr Steve Andrews, Dr ...

9 Dec 2009

TAC turns 11 and receives Human Rights Award

10th December is marked globally as an International Human Rights Day. On this day the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) celebrates its eleventh anniversary. We are celebrating 11 years of hard work to ensure that every person living with HIV has access to quality comprehensive prevention and treat...

9 Dec 2009

Oxfam commends TAC on receiving Human Rights Award

TAC receives human rights award Annie Lennox applauds ‘extraordinary achievement’ International agency Oxfam today welcomed the prestigious Human Rights Award given to the South African HIV and AIDS organization the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/ Foundation. The...

8 Dec 2009

Another Picket in Follow Up for Resources for Health Campain in Mopani

Members of Treatment Action Campaign picketed and handed over the memorandum to the Mopani Executive Mayor and The Acting Manager for Mopani Department of Health. Amongst other demands, they said they need commitment from political leaders and government administrators in implementing HIV and AID...

27 Nov 2009

TAC Messages for World AIDS Day

TAC messages for World Aids Day “South Africa is taking responsibity” Resources for health to meet the National Strategic Plan (2007-2011) targets: towards universal access to treatment now! Click on the link to read TAC’s statement and see events planned for World AIDS Day. South Africa account...

20 Nov 2009

Grave Concerns about the Detention without Trial of the Kennedy Thirteen: This Travesty Must End

Bishop Rubin Phillip’s statement on the detention of the Kennedy 13. ‘After their 6th inconclusive bail hearing today, it is now abundantly clear that the legal process for the Kennedy 13 is a complete travesty of justice… I am, tonight, issuing a call for the immediate release of the Kennedy Thi...

20 Nov 2009

Letter to Obama on Global Health and AIDS from Medical School/Public Health Deans

Today a submission was delivered to President Barrack Obama from the Deans of leading Public Health and Medical Schools and other global health experts. The submission calls on the administration not to backtrack on AIDS in its new global health initiative. ‘We urge you to be bold and compassiona...

19 Nov 2009

Health: More Money and Better Spending Needed

 Activists call on African and global leaders to sustain HIV funding,  increase investments in health across the board and improve    transparency and accountability. See their statement here.   African activists have called on national and donor governments to sustain their funding commitment...

19 Nov 2009

The Shameless Rian Malan

If there is to be a commission of inquiry into AIDS denialism, Malan should be questioned about his motives and actions. By Nathan Geffen, 19 November 2009 In 2001, Rian Malan wrote an article in Rolling Stone questioning the accuracy of HIV tests in order to disparage the evidence of a growing H...

19 Oct 2009

Community Health Advocate in Mopani assist on ID Application

Jenneth Mkhawana is a Community Health Advocate working for TAC in Mopani District under Dan/Nkowa-Nkowa area. She is assisting Sesana Seoka, who is using a wheel chair to apply for an ID Book. Because she is applying for this without a birth certificate, no short cut, she have to start by applyi...