Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
14 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 August 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 ...

7 August 2016

#BopheloHouse94 back in court to appeal convictions

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A conviction that found them guilty of violating the Regulation of Gath...

2 August 2016

New IP consultative framework for SA: three years’ delay is three too many

JOHANNESBURG, 2nd AUGUST 2016: Cabinet recently approved a new Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework for South Africa. This follows a Draft National IP Policy published for comment in 2013 – on which we and many other groups commented.[1] The 2013 Draft National IP Policy committed to...

1 August 2016

Major UNAIDS U-turn: Finally recognises AIDS response in crisis

21st July 2016, Durban: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the momentus U-turn made by UNAIDS this week at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Prior to the conference, UNAIDS rhetoric overstated the likelihood of ending AIDS. We believe this overstatement has...

20 July 2016

Roche: Stop Booby Trapping Access to Medicines!

WEDNESDAY 19th JULY 2016, DURBAN: Women from across the world today stormed the corporate stall of multinational pharmaceutical company Roche at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. The activists demanded Roche urgently drop the price of a vital breast cancer treatment. The women showered the comp...

20 July 2016

Youth demand condoms in schools

WEDNESDAY 20th JULY 2016, DURBAN: The youth are among the most vulnerable members of our society, their voices are often drowned out and their needs, wants and protection is often not made a priority. We have spoken to the youth and those that work closely with young people across the country to ...

18 July 2016

Speech by TAC National Chairperson at Opening of AIDS 2016

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference on 18 July 2016 Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right: We Demand a Global Strategic Plan toward treatment for all Deputy...

18 July 2016

Thousands of Activists March to International AIDS Conference in Durban

AIDS Response at CODE RED – Thousands of Activists March to International AIDS Conference in Durban “We’re Not Even Halfway to the End of AIDS, Treatment For All Now!” 18 July 2016, Durban, South Africa: Today, over 8,000 activists from South Africa and across the globe took to Durban’s streets f...