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27 Aug 2015

“Why are Our Babies Dying and Being Born with Disabilities?”

CAPE TOWN, 27th AUGUST 2015: 1,000 mothers, pregnant women and activists marched to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament today demanding to know “why our babies are dying and being born with disabilities.” They are demanding urgent action to address the ongoing problems in accessing quality mat...

24 Aug 2015

TAC/Sonke Background on amicus Application in Historic Gold Mining Lawsuit

On August 24 and 25 2015 the South Gauteng High Court is hearing our application to be admitted as “friends of the court” in the historic Nkala and others v Harmony and others class action lawsuit. We’ve prepared a briefing note to help our members and the public better understand what it is all ...

1 Jul 2015

Media alert: Free State Health System on Trial

Next week from 6th – 9th July the trial of the 117 Community Healthcare Workers takes place in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. At the same time so to will the Free State health system be on trial in the People’s Commission of Inquiry. Find below details of both hearings.People’s Commission of ...

15 Jun 2015

Over 1000 delegates at SA AIDS Sign Petition to Drop Charges Against Free State CHWs

1120 delegates attending last week’s 7th South African AIDS conference in Durban signed a petition to drop trumped up charges against 117 community healthcare workers in the Free State. They called on Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take a public positi...

14 Apr 2015

TAC and Partners Condemn Recent Attacks on Foreign Nationals

14th APRIL 2015: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Ndifuna Ukwazi, Sonke Gender Justice, Triangle Project  and Gay and Lesbian Network (Pietermaritzburg) condemn in the strongest terms the recent attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of shops run by foreign nationals in Gauteng and Kwaz...

1 Apr 2015

TAC responds to developments at COSATU

On Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) National Council (NC) met in Bloemfontein in the Free State. On Sunday afternoon the council received the news of a press statement released by Zwelinzima Vavi in which he explains why he will not be attending a Cosatu C...

30 Mar 2015

Drop the Charges Against the ‘Bophelo House 118’!

– “We often experience shortages of HIV testing kits, gloves, needles, and other equipment. Why were we fired? I do not know. I am now dependent on my parents who are also struggling” – Mokhitli Mokhehle, Botshabelo 30th MARCH, BLOEMFONTEIN: Today the trial of the 118 community healthcare workers...

24 Mar 2015

5,000 people and Johnny Clegg Call for Action on TB — “We die of TB!”

– Johnny Clegg joins fight against TB and announces financial support for TAC   – 5,000 marchers demand that MPs get tested for TB, and that Parliament holds government departments to account on TB5,000 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), partner organisations, health professiona...

20 Feb 2015

United Front Response to Free State ANCYL March Against TAC

Reproduced below is an United Front press release sent via email to the Treatment Action Campaign on 20th February 2015. The United Front has learnt with dismay that today (20th February 2015), the Free State structures of the ANC Youth League, the National Association of People Living with HIV/A...

20 Feb 2015

Joint Press Statement by Equal Education, Social Justice Coalition, and Ndifuna Ukwazi

The original statement by Equal Education, Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi is posted here. We condemn the plan to march today, 20 February, to the offices of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Bloemfontein, by the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL), the Natio...

19 Feb 2015

TAC to Continue to Call for Dismissal of MEC for Health in Free State

–        Free State ANCYL, Free State NAPWA and Men’s Sector of Provincial AIDS Council to march against TAC in response to our campaign to “Fire Benny” –        TAC remains committed to improving the healthcare system in Free State and calls for the urgent dismissal of MEC for Health, Benny Mala...

12 Feb 2015

ANC Fires Free State Health MEC – Viva!!

Hot off the press! ANC fires Free State MEC of Health, Dr Benny Malakoane. Read all about it in the (Not the) Free State Post. Other features include leaked documents outlining Premier of Free State, Ace Magashule’s plan to turnaround the crisis in the Free State health system, and Chaos at the A...