District Blogs

Saturday, 18 August 2012 - 12:21am

Thembalethu or its English name “Our Hope” is a suburb and it’s a “community “on the outskirts of the city of George. This is a dynamic community made up mostly of Xhosa people but also living there are other black South Africans and people from other African countries.  Over the past 15 years this community [...]

Friday, 17 August 2012 - 4:32am

Our TACcies moved into Kwanokuthula and did a workshop with community members that included TAC members from the area.  This is one of the poorest areas within EDEN district.  The workshop was facilitated in a storeroom next to a scrap yard.  On the other side of the storeroom was a soup kitchen where old people [...]

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 - 9:49pm

Today our TACcies was doing door to door condom distribution and material distribution in DAM SE BOS, OUPPAD and HORNLEY in Knysna. More than 12 000 condoms were distributed and people were educated on the NHI in preparation for the summit taking place on the 18 August 2012. Also today on the 15 August 2012, [...]

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 - 11:55pm

Today on the 14th August 2012 the Western Cape TACcies took the trip to EDEN district in preparation for the NHI summit that will be taking place on the 18th August 2012.  Our first community mobilization took place in Thembalethu with a door to door condom distribution and material distribution.  Later in the evening we [...]

Friday, 10 August 2012 - 2:45pm

  It’s Tuesday morning in Soshanguve Township north of Pretoria in Gauteng and the Christian Church assembly is packed with community members. They have all gathered for a community dialogue organised by Treatment Action Campaign Ekurhuleni. The theme for the dialogue was centred on the National Health Insurance and National Strategic plan. While many from [...]

Friday, 20 July 2012 - 10:48am

TAC Khayelitsha participated in 4 events as our contribution towards the 67minutes on Mandela Day. Free Gender, Sonke Gender Justice , Treatment Action Campaign and Triangle Project Media Conference: 1pm - Treatment Action Campaign boardroom Site B Khayelitsha Over the past few weeks South African townships have suffered a series of killings in the LGBTI [...]

Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 5:16pm


Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 3:45pm

Novartis is a huge and extremely wealthy pharmaceutical company that is based in Switzerland, in Europe. It is ranked the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms of sales. In 2010, it sold US$ 47 billion (US dollars) worth of medicines. The company is suing India for not giving a patent on its medicine [...]

Monday, 2 July 2012 - 2:31pm

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.  [...]

Monday, 25 June 2012 - 4:49pm

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 [...]