Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
6 December 2017

Joint Statement on the Suppression of Peaceful Activism at ICASA 2017

LET US BE HEARD Yesterday, December 5, 2017, HIV activists from around the world were prohibited from peacefully demonstrating at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2017) in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Côte d’Ivoire. Hotel and conference security forcefully pre...

30 November 2017

Clinics in crisis while politicians celebrate World AIDS Day

Findings released of TAC survey of 254 clinics JOHANNESBURG, 30th NOVEMBER 2017 – As we head into World AIDS Day 2017 it is clear there is nothing to celebrate for the vast majority of people dependent on the public healthcare system in South Africa. Our public healthcare system remains deeply ...

2 November 2017

Detailed report on state of Limpopo Health System

POLOKWANE, 2nd NOVEMBER 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo has released a detailed and comprehensive report today on the state of healthcare in the province. This will be delivered to MEC of Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba as 500 TAC members march to her offices in Polokwane.  “TAC ...

1 November 2017

TAC sit in at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital

The Gauteng health system is buckling with almost daily reports of challenges and peoples’ dignity and right to healthcare violated. While the spotlight this week is rightly on the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings, that tragedy is unfortunately symptomatic of the wider collapse of the public h...

31 October 2017

Mahlangu must face justice

JOHANNESBURG, 31st OCTOBER 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) considers it critical that former Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu must testify before the arbitration hearings relating to the deaths of 141 people with mental health problems in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. That Mahlangu...

24 October 2017

Qedani Mahlangu must face the victims

JOHANNESBURG, 24 October 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is happy to read that journalists have established that former Gauteng Health MEC and one of the primary people responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy, Qedani Mahlangu has been tracked to London. We are made to understand tha...

24 October 2017

Patient groups march for access to medicines in South Africa

Draft policy must urgently be finalised and laws must be amended to save lives  24 October 2017 – Pretoria – Today, more than 1,000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL) will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in support of the government’s efforts to fix our pate...

26 September 2017

TAC welcomes access to cutting edge HIV treatment

JOHANNEBSURG, 26th SEPTEMBER 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the announcement that a newer and better first line antiretroviral regimen will be made available in the public sector in South Africa and many other countries at a lower price than the current first line regimen. Wh...

25 August 2017

TAC is back! TAC National Congress demands new focus and energy in struggle for dignity and life!

TAC is back! TAC National Congress demands new focus and energy in struggle for dignity and life! JOHANNESBURG, 25th AUGUST 2017 – This week the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held its 6th National Congress. The Congress, which brought together representatives from almost 200 TAC branches acros...

23 August 2017

TAC Chairperson’s speech for opening of National Congress 2017

A speech made by TAC National Chairperson Nkhensani Mavasa at the opening of TAC’s 6th National Congress on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Comrades, It is my privilege to welcome you to TAC’s 6th National Congress. We are gathered here in a critical time in our history – both as members of TAC and as...

22 August 2017

TAC’s 6th National Congress – time to fix the health system!

JOHANNESBURG, 22nd August 2017 – Tomorrow the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) 6th National Congress starts in Johannesburg. The congress will set TAC’s priorities for the next three years and elect TAC’s national leadership for this period. The congress will conclude on Friday, 25 August. The c...

15 August 2017

SECTION27 and TAC oppose proposed amendment to abortion Act

JOHANNESBURG, 15th AUGUST 2017 – SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have made a joint submission opposing the draft amendments to the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 (TOP Act) as proposed by the African Christian Democratic Party. We reject this amendment in the s...