District Blogs

Friday, 20 September 2013 - 12:55pm

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 [...]

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 5:53pm

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 [...]

Friday, 13 September 2013 - 3:49pm

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 [...]

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - 3:51pm

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 [...]

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - 10:10am

The Treatment Action Campaign is demanding a plan to strengthen the health system in Limpopo. The province has been plagued with medicines stock-outs, high vacancy rates of health professionals, and a deterioration of the condition of health institutions. In a recent case of medicines stock-outs, TAC Limpopo and the Modjadjiskloof community organised a sit-in at [...]

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 10:48am

TAC members march in case of alleged rape at clinic in Eshowe On 14th August 300 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to King Dinizulu clinic, at Eshowe in Kwa-Zulu Natal, to demand action against an employee who allegedly raped a pregnant woman during a routine anti-natal visit. TAC PROTESTERS MARCHED to support [...]

Friday, 23 August 2013 - 2:20pm

  Problems began at the Village Clinic in Lusikisiki when the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) failed to pay the rental for the clinic premises. In December the landlord locked the doors and the clinic had to find an alternative venue. The ECDoH moved the clinic into substandard tents dubbed the ‘new Village Clinc' [...]

Friday, 16 August 2013 - 12:30pm

KHAYELITSHA 14AUGUST: 500 TAC activists braved the cold weather on Wednesday to march to Khayelitsha Hospital to deliver a memorandum to the CEO, Mr Anwar Kharwa, following a numerous complaints and grievances from patients accessing hospital services. The activists demanded better quality treatment and care from staff, an increase in the number of hospital beds [...]

Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 2:35pm

Feziwe Gaxa is a branch organiser for the branch of Mpolweni in Mgungundlovu, Kwa Zulu Natal. She notices last year that a lot of high school children from the Mpolweni Secondary school visited her clinic pregnant she recalls seeing about 20 school children last year from the school coming into the Mpolweni mobile clinic pregnant. [...]

Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 11:22am

The Khumbulani Children's Place of Safety in Khayelitsha is truly a safe haven for thirteen special children. Parentless, left without biological guidance, this orphanage hosts children in the loving care of Mama Nombuzo and her daughter-in-law Limise. A portion of the children at the orphanage are infected with HIV and are luckily treated with the [...]