Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
29 January 2015

TAC Condemns NPA Decision Not to Drop Charges Against Community Healthcare Workers

BLOEMFONTEIN, 29th JANUARY: TAC condemns the National Public Prosecutor’s decision not to drop the unreasonable charges against the 129 community healthcare workers (CHWs) and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) arrested at a peaceful night vigil on 10th July last year. The 129 appeare...

27 January 2015

TAC Calls on NPA to Drop Unjust Charges Against Free State Healthworkers

27th JANUARY 2015, BLOEMFONTEIN: 129 community healthcare workers (CHWs) and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are set to return to the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on 29th January in regard to criminal charges following their arrest at a peaceful vigil on 10th July. TAC demands t...

26 November 2014

Commemorating 10 Years of ARVS in the Public Health System – But Will We get to 20 Years?

·       TAC pulls out all the stops to keep our heartbeat alive as we mark 10 years of ARVs  ·       Justice Edwin Cameron, Ahmed Kathrada, Barbara Hogan, Claire Johnston, Gail Johnson, Pieter Dirk Uys, Glenda Gray, Vuyiseka Dubula, Jay Naidoo and Justice Johann Kriegler and many others to join T...

1 November 2014

TAC and SECTION27 Congratulate Justice Edwin Cameron on being Accorded Honorary Membership of the Johannesburg Bar

JOHANNESBURG, 1st NOVEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 would like to congratulate Justice Edwin Cameron, who will tonight be accorded honorary membership of the Johannesburg Bar. This great honour has only been conferred on five other people, namely, Arthur Chaskalson,...

31 October 2014

TB Activists Call for a Bigger Piece of a Bigger Cake from the Global Fund

BARCELONA, 31st October 2014: A WHO and Global Fund study revealed that for the period between 2014 and 2016, there will be a funding shortfall for TB activities totaling up to US$ 1.6 billion/year, assuming that US$ 3.2 billion/year will be met through domestic financing. This figure however doe...

30 October 2014

#CoughUpTheTBMoney – Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on research and development (R&D) for new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). Treatment options for ...

29 October 2014

Reducing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer kills more women in South Africa than any other form of cancer. It is also more prevalent in HIV positive women than in HIV negative women. While the Department of Health has employed relatively good policies, these policies are not very well implemented. Women should be able to a...

30 September 2014

Funding Crisis Places Future of the TAC in Balance – But Reassures Supporters “We Will do All We Can to Keep TAC Alive”

30 September 2014 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) takes note of media reports today that we “face closure”. In response we have received many calls of support and concern. We would like to state that despite severe financial challenges, the TAC is not facing imminent closure. However if we ...

26 September 2014

Resounding Victory in Case Challenging HIV Discrimination in the South African National Defence Force

26 September 2014, Pretoria – Twenty years ago the then AIDS Law Project (ALP) wrote its first letter to the Minister of Defence and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) challenging the practice of mandatory HIV testing and its continued refusal to deploy people living with HIV. In th...

1 September 2014

TAC Charges MEC Benny Malakoane with Corruption

On the day that 130 Community Health Workers Appear in Bloemfontein Magistrates Court TAC Charges MEC Benny Malakoane with Corruption The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will today bring charges of corruption against Free State MEC for Health Benny Malakoane, Head of Free State Health Department ...

22 August 2014

Update on Free State Campaign

On September 1st the 127 community healthcare workers and activists who were arrested during a peaceful night vigil on 10 July 2014 will appear in court in Bloemfontein. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations are planning a number of events in the run-up to September 1st an...

7 August 2014

TAC’s Response to Allegations Made Against TAC’s Free State Leadership

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) takes note of allegations in the media of misconduct against TAC leaders in the Free State from Mr Tefo Tabi, the head of the secretariat of the Free State Provincial AIDS Council (PCA). Mr Tabi has on request from TAC communicated his allegations to the Genera...