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Thursday, 7 September 2006 - 00:00

Released 22:30 (GMT+2)

Released 22:30 (GMT+2)

On Friday 8th September 2006 - the South African government in particular the Minister of Health and the Minister of Correctional Services and their employees have to submit a treatment plan for inmates with HIV/AIDS at Westville Correctional Centre to the Durban High Court. Government has already been held in contempt of court. Now, it has the opportunity to demonstrate what Cabinet today promised would never again be breached - that is, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law.

The Constitution and law requires...

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Wednesday, 6 September 2006 - 00:00

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  1. Letter written by scientists to President Mbeki

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    1. Letter written by scientists to President Mbeki

    2. Zackie Achmat's speech at UCT Today

    Letter written by scientists to President Mbeki

     

    Over 80 scientists have signed a letter to President Mbeki calling on him to dismiss the Minister of Health. The letter is available here: http://www.aidstruth.org/letter-to-mbeki.php

    [END OF LETTER BY SCIENTISTS]

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Tuesday, 5 September 2006 - 00:00

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  • TAC appeal for funds.

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    • TAC appeal for funds.

    • Click here for a detailed report of the global day of action on 24 August, including magnificent photographs from several cities.

    • South African Health System Requires a State of Emergency by Gordon Mthembu (unedited version of letter that appeared in City Press on 3 September 2006)

    • TAC mass action events this week:

      • UCT to be addressed by Achmat and Dubula at...

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Sunday, 3 September 2006 - 00:00

 By Gordon Tlama Mthembu, TAC Ekhurleleni District Co-ordinator

This is an unedited version of a letter published in City Press on 3 September 2006

 By Gordon Tlama Mthembu, TAC Ekhurleleni District Co-ordinator

This is an unedited version of a letter published in City Press on 3 September 2006

 

As a person openly living with HIV & AIDS, I am ashamed of what will happen in the future if Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang continues to be the Minister of Health. I have contributed to the liberation of this country. I served years in...

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Monday, 28 August 2006 - 00:00

 Government in contempt of court - Must treat Westville prisoners

President Mbeki, Minister Tshabalala-Msimang: Stop obstructing access to treatment

 Government in contempt of court - Must treat Westville prisoners

President Mbeki, Minister Tshabalala-Msimang: Stop obstructing access to treatment

TAC will march to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on 29 August to demand an end to long waiting lists for treatment

"The respondents are in contempt of the order of Pillay J.

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If the refusal to comply does not result...

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