Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
7 March 2018

KwaMhlanga Hospital – failing the people who rely on it

7th March 2018 ‘I will never forget the night when I pleaded with nurses to remove my stillborn child from the side of the bed where I was sleeping. I was told there is no other place where they can put my child.’ Last week, Nomvula* spoke of the deep pain she felt on the night she gave birth to ...

2 March 2018

Novartis must end ‘bullying tactics’ over lifesaving medicines

JOHANNESBURG, 2 MARCH 2018 – Today Swiss multinational company Novartis is facing pressure from activists globally demanding that they end the ‘lies, threats and bribes’ towards governments trying to improve access to medicines in their countries. Protest actions are taking place at Novartis offi...

27 February 2018

Appointment of Mabuza threatens HIV & TB struggle

– TAC welcomes removal of certain Gupta-linked Ministers & the retention of Ministers Motsoaledi & Davies JOHANNESBURG, 27 FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply concerned with the appointment of David Mabuza as the Deputy President of South Africa – and as a result his app...

23 February 2018

The “People’s COP 2018”

Community priorities for PEPFAR funding Today South Africa continues to face major HIV and TB epidemics. 7.1 million people have HIV, and TB remains our leading cause of death in the country. Even at current levels around three million people in South Africa who could benefit from HIV treatment d...

16 February 2018

Provincial Finance Administrator- KZN Office

  TAC seeks to appoint a Provincial Finance Administrator to be based in Pietermaritzburg (KZN) Start date: As soon as possible Job Purpose The Provincial Finance Administrator is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of expenditure, and variance expenditure reports, in line with the ...

15 February 2018

TAC welcomes resignation of former President Zuma – urges new Acting President Ramaphosa to initiate bold reforms

JOHANNESBURG, 15th FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the resignation of Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. Under Zuma’s disastrous Presidency key state institutions have been weakened, unemployment has risen, and corruption and mismanagement has flourished. As TAC...

21 January 2018

No health without mental health: Let Us March!

Johannesburg, 21 January 2018 – Former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, will begin testifying at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings tomorrow, 22 January 2018. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supports the continuation of the arbitration hearings and the quest for truth, justice an...

19 January 2018

Political leaders – we will hold you accountable for the health crisis

Johannesburg, 19th January 2018 – Last week the national leadership of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held our first meeting of the year to plan for the year ahead and take stock of the political developments over the holiday period. The reality is that in 2018, the South African public heal...

10 January 2018

TAC seeks design company

TAC is seeking a design and layout company to become a preferred supplier who will provide creative, timely and appropriate designs for the organisation. Companies are invited to bid strictly as described in the attached terms of reference. Bids will be scored according to a scoring criteria and ...

12 December 2017

Universal Health Coverage Day: Is South Africa Really Covered?

JOHANNESBURG, 12th DECEMBER 2017– Today the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day, but what exactly do people in South African have to celebrate as the public healthcare system is still crumbling, 23 years post democracy? The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was born out of the struggle f...

11 December 2017

Hospital Horrors

By Lotti Rutter and Leonora Mathe The hospital is full. Two young girls lie on trolleys in the main hallway. They are wrapped in pink blankets and drips come out of their arms and hang on the walls. One looks in severe agony. She calls out for a nurse again and again. Their mother tells us that t...

10 December 2017

Where are our rights this International Human Rights Day?

– TAC moves into 20th year, health activism needed more than ever JOHANNESBURG, 10th DECEMBER 2017 – Today on International Human Rights Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) moves into our 20th year. The government-led AIDS denialism that marked the early years of TAC’s struggle may be over, ...