Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
20 Sep 2016

“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life”

“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life” 50-year-old Francinah Chauke joined the Treatment Action Campaign when she was a young woman of 34, back in 2007 after she tested HIV positive on her third pregnancy. Francinah was living with her brother at the time who threw her out of the hou...

1 Aug 2014

TAC Response to New HIV Treatment Initiation Threshold

In his budget vote speech on Wednesday July 23 2014 Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi made two significant announcements relating to the treatment of HIV in South Africa: From 1 January 2015 public sector HIV patients will be started on antiretroviral treatment once their CD4 counts drop be...

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 giv...

2 Aug 2010

ETV must stop airing dangerous Christ Embassy commercials

ETV is promoting quackery by airing Christ Embassy’s weekly info commercial at 7:30 on Sunday mornings. During the commercial the pastor who runs the church claims to faith-heal a number of diseases including cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Christ Embassy’s website claims that Pastor Chris O...

1 Apr 2010

Annie Lennox visits TAC Khayelitsha

On 30 March, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) member and world renowned musician Annie Lennox visited TAC’s Khayelitsha office to film the activities of TAC’s prevention and treatment literacy programme. Lennox is the founder of the ‘SING Campaign’, which raises money for programmes that support w...

19 Feb 2010

TAC Lusikisiki distributes condoms for the Local AIDS Council

TAC Lusikisiki distributed 60 800 during Condom Week in the Flagstaff CBD. Condoms were supplied by the Department of Health and distributed in support of Ingquza Local AIDS Council on 9 February. Condom week, held every February, was initiated by the Local AIDS Council to distribute condoms in t...

12 Oct 2009

Mopani PTL Video

This is a video of TAC Mopani’s Prevention Treatment Literacy Co-ordinator explaining how they run treatment literacy trainings in Mopani. The video is in Xitsonga by Lester Baloyi (Program Co-ordinator) Click Here to watch

21 May 2009


Furthermore, about 38% of respondents in this age group said that the pill can prevent HIV/Aids! The Pill, wow!!! and 30.4% believe that HIV can be transmitted via a toilet seat (and this is how many years later after the ‘my friend with HIV is still my friend ads)! And About 27% think that HIV i...

13 May 2009

TAC Mopani Facilitates Training for Nurses in Kgapane Hospital

The TAC Mopani’s Prevention Treatment Literacy Team has conducted one day training for the nursing students at the Kgapane Hospital on the 6 May 2009. The training was conducted by Tebogo Makhalemela and Wisani Maluleke who are the Prevention Treatment Literacy Practitioners deployed for Mopani D...