Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
30 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Aug 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 Aug 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...

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...

28 Jul 2014

World Hepatitis Day: TAC Joins Organisations Calling for Improved Access to HepB Vaccines & Therapies

On World Hepatitis Day, organisations call on SA government: protect infants with HepB jab at birth & reduce patent barriers to HepB therapies July 28, 2014, JOHANNESBURG—On World Hepatitis Day, 26 organisations and individuals from around the world have called on the South African Department of ...

20 Jul 2014

Letter to the Melbourne International AIDS Conference : Does Anybody Remember AIDS?

This article was originally published in The Sunday Times – by Mark Heywood This week thousands of activists, scientists and government officials will troop to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International AIDS Conference. Melbourne, of all places! Melbourne, where AIDS is largel...

20 Jul 2014

“Undetectable” Viral Load—Opportunity for All by 2020!

Treatment Action Campaign • Treatment Action Group • HIV iBase • International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) • Health GAP • AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) • Asian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (ANP+) • MSF Access Campaign • AfroCAB • International Community...

3 Jul 2014

Free State Health Moratorium – Round II

FREE STATE HEALTH MORATORIUM – ROUND II FIRE HEALTH MEC BENNY MALAKOANE! 3 JULY 2014, BLOEMFONTEIN: An effective moratorium has been placed on certain public health services in the Free State, a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) investigation has revealed.   For over a year we have released alerts...

26 Jun 2014

A Prison Sentence Should Not be a Death Sentence

Memorandum delivered by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 to a representative of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DJCS) at the SA TB Conference on Thursday 12 June 2014. Department of Justice and Correctional Services must urgently recognise and confront the de...

17 Jun 2014

Over 70 Organisations Demand Minister Davies Finalise the IP Policy

Over 70 organisations globally have called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to urgently finalise South Africa’s National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy in an open letter delivered today. You can find a PDF of the open letter below. The Fix the Patent Law campaign thanks all signat...