Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
26 Oct 2016

“Vosloorus extension 28 clinic is failing us”

VOSLOORUS, WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER: Today 100 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Vosloorus are marching to Extension 28 Clinic. This is following countless complaints to the branch that the clinic is failing members of the community who rely on it. TAC Vosloorus has engaged extensiv...

18 Oct 2016

Critical moment as Motsoaledi publicly supports Gordhan

JOHANNESBURG, TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER – The Sunday Times on Sunday quoted Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla expressing their unequivocal support for Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. By publically expressing their support for Gordhan, Motsoaledi and Phaa...

4 Oct 2016

New hope for Free State as health MEC Benny Malakoane is replaced

–        TAC commits to engaging constructively with new MEC to end Free State health crisis BLOEMFONTEIN, TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the news that Benny Malakoane is no longer the MEC for Health in the Free State. Under Malakoane’s watch the public healthca...

30 Sep 2016

Hundreds picket outside dysfunctional Thelle Mogoerane Hospital

VOSLOORUS, FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER: Yesterday more than 500 members from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Gauteng marched to Thelle Mogoerane Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis facing the hospital and demand urgent intervention by the provincial health department. For the last two years...

27 Sep 2016

No more delays Minister Davies – we need medicines

– 1000 activists march to DTI to demand urgent reform of outdated patent laws – Fix the Patent Laws campaign now comprises of 31 patient groups – New medicine report shows how patents stop people accessing nine important medicines 27 September 2016 – PRETORIA: Today, more than 1000 activists from...

20 Sep 2016

“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life”

“Without TAC I don’t know where I would be in life” 50-year-old Francinah Chauke joined the Treatment Action Campaign when she was a young woman of 34, back in 2007 after she tested HIV positive on her third pregnancy. Francinah was living with her brother at the time who threw her out of the hou...

20 Sep 2016

Nightmare at Manapo Hospital

QWA QWA, 20th SEPTEMBER 2016: Members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Phuthaditjhaba report serious problems at Manapo Hospital that are putting people’s right to access healthcare in jeopardy. This follows last week’s strike by frustrated staff members including doctors, nurses, physio...

14 Sep 2016

UN report strengthens case for patent law reform in SA and other developing countries

–        We urge all governments to urgently adopt and act on UN recommendations to safeguard right to health. –        South Africa must show the way by leading developing countries, especially the BRICS, the SADC and the AU, in adopting and building on the recommendations JOHANNESBURG, 14th SEP...

14 Sep 2016

Hospital nightmare in Free State: TAC calls on President to intervene

QWAQWA, 14th SEPTEMBER 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 condemn reports of crisis emerging hourly from across hospitals in the Free State. We are receiving reports of entire hospitals being shut down, patients being turned away from full and overcrowded facilities, maternity ward...

13 Sep 2016

SWEAT, Sisonke, Women’s Legal Center, TAC, & SECTION27 condemn alleged assault of sex workers

WITBANK, MPUMALANGA – TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2016: Today members of human rights organisations SWEAT, Sisonke, Women’s Legal Center, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 in Mpumalanga are demonstrating outside Witbank Police station. Together they strongly condemn the assault and the...

1 Sep 2016

TAC welcomes treatment for all

JOHANNESBURG, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016: From today all people living with HIV in South Africa are eligible to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the public healthcare system. Previously only people with CD4 counts of 500 cells/mm3 or less were eligible for ART. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)...

25 Aug 2016

South Africa faces one of the most serious political crises since the end of apartheid

TAC calls on all people living in South Africa to resist corruption and state capture and to hold those responsible accountable. JOHANNESBURG, 25th AUGUST 2016: South Africa is facing one of the most serious political crises since the end of apartheid. The latest expression of this crisis is the ...