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Friday, 28 August 2015 - 10:33

JOHANNESBURG, 28th AUGUST 2015: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Sonke Gender Justice welcome the ruling of the South Gauteng High Court to admit the TAC and Sonke as amici curiae (friends of the court) in a landmark case in which hundreds of thousands of mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or tuberculosis in South Africa’s gold mines seek justice.  This is a significant and great step forward that two public interest organisations are admitted as amicus in this landmark case.
 
The ruling delivered this morning by Judges Phineas Mojapelo, Bashier Vally and...

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 08:54

CAPE TOWN, 27th AUGUST 2015: 1,000 mothers, pregnant women and activists marched to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament today demanding to know “why our babies are dying and being born with disabilities”. They are demanding urgent action to address the ongoing problems in accessing quality maternal and obstetric care services in the province.
 
In recent months the Treatment Action Campaign’s Western Cape office  has been made aware of what appears to be serious problems in maternity and obstetrics units (MOUs) in the Western Cape provincial healthcare system. After...

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Monday, 24 August 2015 - 12:14

On August 24 and 25 2015 the South Gauteng High Court is hearing our application to be admitted as “friends of the court” in the historic Nkala and others v Harmony and others class action lawsuit. We’ve prepared a briefing note to help our members and the public better understand what it is all about.

Below are links to some of the key legal documents:

Founding Affidavit from Anele Yawa

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 17:35

on 24 and 25 August, the South Gauteng High Court will hear argument in the application by Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to intervene as amici curiae (“friends of the court”) in Nkala and others v Harmony Gold and others, a class action against South African gold mines.
 
“For decades gold mines have treated their workers as inferior human beings and shown a shocking disregard for the health of these workers,” says Anele Yawa, General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. “The exploitation of mostly poor black...

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Friday, 14 August 2015 - 15:05

DON’T TRADE AWAY OUR HEALTH – PHARMA ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE SOUTH AFRICAN PATENT LAW REFORM & ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES

 

Johannesburg/New York, August 13, 2015: A submission to the United States Government shows South Africa is facing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to backtrack on intellectual property (IP) law reform that aims to improve access to medicines in exchange for eligibility for ongoing inclusion in the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SECTION27 and...

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