District Blogs

29 March, 2014 - 11:46

On the 27th March 2014 more than 700 TAC WC members including community members and partners marched to Khayelitsha hospital due to ongoing problems around health care service delivery.  Despite numerous meetings and engagements with Khayelitsha hospital and a march in August 2013 we continue to have community members coming to TAC offices complaining about […]

29 March, 2014 - 10:12

On the 18th March 2014 TAC WC launched its health manifesto. The WC focus was on the community members to understand the TAC manifesto and when they go back to their areas to engage with their respective political parties on the TAC health manifesto.  We had more than 800 people at our event, coming as […]

17 February, 2014 - 14:48

Explaining Intellectual property and patent laws to a 60 year old Gogo or senior citizen with little educational background is not the easiest of missions to accomplish.  But this 60 year old Gogo is the one person who needs to know more about this subject matter than anyone else.  She is the one who is […]

5 December, 2013 - 15:09

It is 14h00 in the afternoon on a Thursday afternoon in down town Durban, and inside a warehouse building Dr Hamilton Q Nala is holding his afternoon church ceremony to his congregation of about 1000 people. The church is easily identified by a banner with Nala’s face outside what you would easily mistake as a […]

21 November, 2013 - 11:39

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Kwazulu Natal Council of Churches, Gugu Dlamini Foundation, Aids Foundation of South Africa and Midlands Christian Council gathered in protest last Wednesday against quacks in KZN. The ‘Life Saving March’ from King Dinizulu Park in Durban to Gugu Dlamini Park in Durban Central, was in response to the dangerous […]

9 October, 2013 - 09:00

On the same day, 12 September, that TAC comrades in Mpumalanga were marching to the office of Mpumalanga Health MEC Mrs Candith Mashigo-Dlamini to demand better healthcare services, they received a disturbing call stating that Evander Clinic in Govan Mbeki Municipality had been closed. While patients were referred to Evander Hospital, all patient files were […]

20 September, 2013 - 12:55

Close to 300 TAC comrades marched in Polokwane on 12 September as part of the TAC National Day of Action. People from across the province gathered at SABC Park early in the morning and made their way to MEC Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba’s office at the Department of Health and Social Development. They were carrying a memorandum [...]

18 September, 2013 - 17:53

Clad in bright yellow t-shirts, Mpumalanga comrades joined the TAC National Day of Action on 12 September and marched to the provincial government offices in Nelspruit to hand over a memorandum to the MEC. Mpumalanga’s health facilities have been deteriorating slowly but surely: most of them struggle with a lack of doctors and nurses, essential [...]

13 September, 2013 - 15:49

TAC Western Cape demands an end to stock-outs Approximately 2,000 people marched in Cape Town yesterday (Thursday September 12) in support of the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) National Day of Action Against Stock – outs. Simultaneously TAC also marched in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Free State and in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Marches in Gauteng and the Eastern [...]

11 September, 2013 - 15:51

Tomorrow 12 September, TAC Mpumalanga will be holding a picket at the office of the MEC in Nelspruit. TAC is demanding the MEC to take notice of the abominable condition of the health sector in Mpumalanga and devise a turn-around strategy. The province has been plagued by stock-outs, human resource shortages and recently even food [...]

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