Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
7 Aug 2016

#BopheloHouse94 back in court to appeal convictions

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A conviction that found them guilty of violating the Regulation of Gath...

18 Jul 2016

Speech by TAC National Chairperson at Opening of AIDS 2016

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference on 18 July 2016 Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right: We Demand a Global Strategic Plan toward treatment for all Deputy...

17 Jul 2016

Never again let people die because medicines are too expensive

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to receive memorandum of demands in Durban UN High Level Panel provides unique opportunity for governments to make historic changes in healthcare. Durban, 17 July 2016:  On the eve of the 21st International AIDS Conference, civil society organisations from acros...

19 Jun 2016

94 community healthcare workers return to court to appeal conviction

– #BopheloHouse94 appeal has critical implications for the right to protest in South Africa – Free State Premier Ace Magashule undertakes to join #BopheloHouse94 in the Bloemfontein High Court today at 9am – Magashule promises the #BopheloHouse94 a response within two weeks BLOEMFONTEIN, MONDAY 2...

17 Jun 2016


GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION In 2000, thousands of people from around the world marched together at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The march was a watershed moment in the global AIDS response. Sixteen years later and the conference is returning to Durban, yet the AIDS respon...

25 May 2016

World Health Organization’s independence and integrity are non-negotiable

* Statement issued by Third World Network, People’s Health Movement, and International Baby Food Action Network at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. A civil society statement on the World Health Organization’s Proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) at 69th World Health ...

20 May 2016

TAC writes to National Prosecuting Authority with concerns about delays in trial of MEC Malakoane

* Letter sent to National Prosecuting Authority and Free State Prosecuting Authority on Friday 20th May 2016. The orginal letter can be accessed here. — Dear Adv Abrahams, Adv Ketani and Adv Khanyile Delays in State v Malakoane and 6 others (case number 308/2013) and the investigation into MEC Ma...

12 May 2016

Free State Health Crisis Coalition Demands MEC Malakoane be Brought to Justice

– 16 strong Free State Health Crisis Coalition launches with the mandate of campaigning to bring an end to the health crisis in the province’s public healthcare system. THURSDAY 12th MAY, BLOEMFONTEIN: 500 people marched today to the SAPS and the Free State Prosecuting Authority to demand the SAP...

11 Dec 2015

TAC Welcomes Publication of NHI White Paper

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the publication of the long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) white paper. TAC supports the principles of social solidarity and risk-sharing that underpin NHI. We consider a progressive and an effectively structured and implemented NHI to be esse...

4 Dec 2015

Invest in TB research!

Yesterday over a thousand TB activists marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health is taking place. Amongst others, the memo asked the BRICS countries to tripple their investment in TB research. Currently the BRICS provide only 3...

5 Nov 2015

Evidence Submitted at People’s Commission of Inquiry

Find below the evidence presented to the People’s Commission of Inquiry into the Free State Healthcare System.  The LIVE STREAM to the open dialogue taking place can be accessed here.

19 Oct 2015

TAC Statement on Ongoing Silicosis Hearings

We call on mining houses to stop denials and obfuscation and to acknowledge wrong-doing and pay compensation From last Monday (October 12) the South Gauteng High Court has been hearing a historic case seeking justice for former mine workers who developed silicosis and/or tuberculosis because of...