Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
19 Jul 2017

Pledge for Prudence

Mark Heywood paid tribute to AIDS, human rights and gender activist Prudence Mabele who recently passed away – July 19th 2017 My dear friend and comrade Prudence, Thank you for honoring me as a “friend” to speak at your funeral. You have many beautiful friends and comrades, so I am not sure why I...

17 Jul 2017

Goederede Clinic – still failing patients

KWAGGAFONTEIN, 17th JULY 2017 – Today 50 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga are picketing outside Goederede Clinic because of its failure to provide adequate healthcare services to the community. Patients who use the clinic face excessive waiting times, poor staff attitu...

13 Jul 2017

No end to the crisis at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital

In September last year, TAC Vosloorus marched to Thelle Mogoerane Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis at the facility and demanded urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Yet, to date, the crisis continues to threaten people’s health, rights and lives. During an unannounced ...

13 Jun 2017

Coalition welcomes landmark Competition Commission probe into prices of cancer medicines

JOHANNESBURG, 13 JUNE 2017: The Fix the Patent Laws coalition welcomes the Competition Commission’s announcement earlier today that they will investigate the pricing of several cancer medicines in South Africa. This is a major victory in our struggle to ensure that all people in South Africa can ...

13 Jun 2017

HIV & TB in 2017: Time for honesty & transparency

A message to delegates at SA AIDS 2017 13 June 2017 We are a group of organisations and individuals concerned with the state of South Africa’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis (TB). We are worried that in a time when the HIV and TB response in South Africa should accelerate it may instead begin t...

17 May 2017

Stop the killings – we must end violence against women

JOHANNESBURG, 17th MAY 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is outraged and distressed by the violent killings of Karabo Mokoena, Nonki Smous, Tambai Lerato Moloi, Popi Qwabe, Bongeka Phungula, Mananki Annah Boys, Jeannette Cindi, Sthembile Mdluli, Mavis Mabala, Priska Schalk, Nicola Pienaar, Akhona Njokana, Thapelo Ramorotong, Meisie Molefe, Stasha Arendse, Iyapha Yamile, and many other women and young girls who have been killed in recent weeks.

15 May 2017

KZN healthcare system in crisis

DURBAN, 15th MAY 2017: KwaZulu-Natal’s healthcare services are in a state of emergency with shocking details shared by health workers in the province. Reports reflect a collapsing health system which is in many cases no longer delivering adequate healthcare to the most vulnerable.   Hospitals a...

13 Apr 2017

TAC & SECTION27 mourn the passing of Professor Wainberg

It is with deep regret that we at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 have learned of the passing of Professor Mark Wainberg. As TAC we extend our deepest condolences to Professor Wainberg’s family, friends and colleagues – both in Canada and across the world.   Professor Wainberg p...

31 Mar 2017

By siding with the corrupt, Jacob Zuma has betrayed us all

–        We call on all concerned people to join today’s protests in Johannesburg and Cape Town –        Join at 10am at Church Square, Pretoria and 11am at Parliament, Cape Town   PRETORIA, 31st MARCH 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply troubled by the President’s decision to rem...

30 Mar 2017

TAC & SECTION27: We can’t endorse the HIV & TB plan (NSP) in its current form

JOHANNESBURG, 30th MARCH 2017 – HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the number one reported cause of death in South Africa. Drug-resistant TB is...

28 Mar 2017

“Comrade Kathrada has left us with a broken heart”

Johannesburg, 28th March 2017 – Today we mourn the passing of our leader Ahmed Kathrada – a true revolutionary and stalwart of the liberation struggle. His devotion and dedication as a freedom fighter will never be forgotten. The Treatment Action Campaign sends our heartfelt condolences to the fa...

23 Mar 2017

TB infection control falls short in many clinics – TAC survey

–        Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities   JOHANNESBURG, THURSDAY 23rd MARCH: In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) assessed the state of TB infection control in a number of clinics across South Afr...