Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
29 Jan 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 Jan 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...

1 Dec 2014

1st December is World AIDS day – A Time to Reflect and Rededicate

JOHANNESBURG, 1st DECEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marks World AIDS Day 2014 at an Activist’s Reunion in central Johannesburg. At 11am 150 leaders from HIV affected communities, law, entertainment, medicine, research and the media will come together. They come together to recall...

26 Nov 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...

5 Nov 2014

Why Social Activism is Critical to Making Democracy Work: “Twitter Townhall” Thursday 7pm

On Monday Daily Maverick journalist Stephen Grootes wrote: “Saving the TAC would give us many things. It would save a voice that South Africans have created that speaks truth to power. A rare, apolitical voice. It would keep alive a network across the country that still saves lives to this day. I...

4 Nov 2014

A Special Message to You from Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Dear Comrades and Friends, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu – human rights icon, Nobel Peace Prize winner and friend of the Treatment Action Campaign – calls on your much-needed support to save the Treatment Action Campaign. Today the future of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa’s most ico...

1 Nov 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Oct 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...

26 Oct 2014

“TAC has managed to save millions of people lives”

Qhaba Mosuli will be part of the TAC’s 42km bus in the Soweto Marthon on Sunday 2nd November and he is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! This man has in his short three year running career managed to run more than 10 marathons including the Two Oceans, Comrades, Cape Town and ...

20 Oct 2014

National Summit Demands Immediate Patent Law Reform to Bring Down Prices of Medicines

October 20th, 2014—PRETORIA: Patients, doctors and members of civil society meet today with government experts to plot a course for quickly reforming South Africa’s patent laws, so that people can access the life-saving medicines they need at affordable prices. The National Summit on Intellectual...