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

14 Aug 2017

Coalition welcomes release of Draft Intellectual Property Policy

JOHANNESBURG, 14th AUGUST 2017 – On 8 August 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry published the Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa, Phase I, 2017. The Fix the Patent Laws Campaign (FTPL) welcomes its publication for public comment. The FTPL, a coalition of 34...

7 Aug 2017

TAC calls for Deputy Minister Manana to be immediately fired

JOHANNESBURG, 7th AUGUST 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is shocked and outraged to learn of Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana assaulting a woman over the weekend. TAC condemns the actions of Manana and calls on law enforcement authorities to appropriately and quickly ...

1 Aug 2017

Growing crisis at NHLS threatens access to essential health care services, particularly for HIV and TB

Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27: The growing crisis at the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) threatens access to essential health care services, particularly for HIV and TB JOHANNESBURG, 1st AUGUST 2017 – The ongoing strike at the National Health Laborat...

23 Jul 2017

Pledge for comrades Mark & Prudence

A speech delivered on Sunday 23rd July by Treatment Action Campaign Deputy General Secretary, Sibongile Tshabalala, at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, France on behalf of activists at the conference. — We lost gogo Prudence Nobantu Mabele. She died in 2017 with a CD4 count of...

20 Jul 2017

TAC welcomes ARVs on campus in KZN

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the announcement that the University of Zululand will provide HIV treatment to students and staff on campus. If implemented effectively, this should provide an easier and quicker system for people to collect their ARVs and therefore ensure better treat...