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TAC Western Cape moves into EDEN district on the National Health Insurance

Did you know that for the Western Cape Province the pilot site has been identified in EDEN district?  A team of TACCIES visited GEORGE, KNYSNA and Plettenberg Bay from the 28-30 June 2012 to mobilize our communities for the NHI.  All the old TAC members were so excited to see TAC back into the district.  [...]

Better leadership needed for improved health services

On the 21st of June 2012, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga   and COSATU hosted a partners meeting in Ermelo to discuss access to health care in the province and a joint programme to educate the community and campaign against corruption in government. In May 2012 TAC and COSATU met to discuss the programme [...]

TAC Mpumalanga and COSATU launch “Resources for Health” Campaign

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Congress of South African Trade union (COSATU) will be hosting a stakeholders meeting to launch the “resources for health campaign” on the 21st of June 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss: 1.      Access to quality healthcare The recent Tenofovir (TDF) shortages have posed a considerable challenge for [...]

TAC Khayelitsha celebrates ” Take a Girl Child to Work day”

Take a girl child to to work day is an annual event held in South Africa since 2003.   The theme for 2012 is "Choose your tomorrow, today".  Some of the objectives is to encourage learners to believe in themselves, make a difference in their own lives and to think about their choices.  Today TAC Khayelitsha [...]

TAC Western Cape “Day of Action” ATLANTIS -14 June 2012

On the 14th June 2012, TAC WC went to ATLANTIS to have a community mobilization day of action to raise awareness and education on ARV stock outs and shortages as well as giving information on the challenges around the chronic illness medication dispensing.  The team consisted out of one taxi from PAARL, two taxis from [...]

Gauteng Day of Action

14 June 2012- Johannesburg. 1500 activists and concerned citizens handed a memorandum to the Gauteng Department of Health regarding ARV stockouts (more especially Tenofovir and Abacavir), and other essential medicine in health facilities across the province. The MEC of Health Clr Nombi Mekgwe was not available to received the memorandum which was received by Dr [...]

EC June bulletin

June bulletin 2012

Condom Distribution Programme – Khayelitsha

On 23 March 2012 Khayelitsha sub-district received an award through the City of Cape Town Health for distributing more condoms than ever before - 14 million male condoms in 2011, equivalent to 103 condoms per male 15 years and older, per year.  For 2012 the TAC Khayelitsha district target has a goal of distributing 1 [...]

COSATU march against labour brokers in Witbank

"It makes sense for you to get me a job and I pay you a fee for that, but for you to consistently take a lion share of my salary every month is totally evil and unacceptable" COSATU organised a national march yesterday to protest against general socio-economic injustices against ordinary South Africans.  One message [...]

18 years in prison for the four accused of the murder of 19 year Zoliswa Nonkonyana

You would be forgiven for thinking there was a movie shoot happening outside the Khayelitsha Megistrate's Court today.  The place was crawling with journalist, photographers, protestors from the community and NGO's mainly the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Socail Justice Coalision (SJC), Free Gender and Triangle Project, camera men and media vans all parked outside, eagerly [...]

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