Friday, 13 May 2016 - 14:29

JOHANNESBURG, FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 welcome the judgment handed down by Deputy Judge President Mojapelo today in the South Gauteng High Court in the case of Bongani Nkala and 68 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others. This judgment is an important step toward providing just compensation for the many thousands of miners who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on South Africa’s gold mines.
“For over 100 years the mining companies have simply allowed their employees to get sick with silicosis and...

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Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 07:23

As published in the Daily Maverick on Thursday 12th May 2016 available here.
By Anele Yawa
Roughly two years ago, Free State MEC for Health Dr Benny Malakoane did a favour for his political contact Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. That favour may have cost a woman her life. We demand justice.
On 1 September 2014, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) laid charges of corruption against MEC Malakoane and other...

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Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 07:18

- 16 strong Free State Health Crisis Coalition launches with the mandate of campaigning to bring an end to the health crisis in the province’s public healthcare system.
THURSDAY 12th MAY, BLOEMFONTEIN: 500 people marched today to the SAPS and the Free State Prosecuting Authority to demand the SAPS must urgently conclude its investigation into corruption by Health MEC Benny Malakoane and that the prosecuting authority swiftly reviews the evidence and commences to prosecute Malakoane.
On 1 September 2014, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) laid...

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 15:06
  • But public remains in the dark regarding stalled policy process

The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition welcomes recent public comments made by Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi about patents and patent law in South Africa and in other developing countries.
Earlier this month Minister Davies delivered a landmark keynote address at the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) International Conference on Intellectual Property...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 17:59

Speech delivered by TAC General Secretary Anele Yawa at the opening of the HIV Clinicians conference on Wednesday 13th April 2016. 
Conference delegates, people living with HIV, clinicians, friends and comrades. My name is Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign and a user of the public healthcare system.
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference is a conference that we at the TAC value deeply. At no other conference do we learn as much about our epidemic and the science and treatment of HIV...

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