Goederede Clinic – still failing patients

KWAGGAFONTEIN, 17th JULY 2017 – Today 50 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga are picketing outside Goederede Clinic because of its failure to provide adequate healthcare services to the community. Patients who use the clinic face excessive waiting times, poor staff attitudes, undignified and unhygienic toilets, and shortages of medicines and equipment. […]

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No end to the crisis at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital

In September last year, TAC Vosloorus marched to Thelle Mogoerane Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis at the facility and demanded urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Yet, to date, the crisis continues to threaten people’s health, rights and lives. During an unannounced visit this month, TAC branch members found a number of ongoing […]

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R2K, TAC, SECTION27, United Front, Equal Education, NUMSA and SJC Condemn Policy Brutality and Arrests of #FeesMustFall Protestors

CAPE TOWN, 22nd OCTOBER 2015: Yesterday saw another low point in our democracy with the police invoking draconian laws to punish legitimate student dissent. In the aftermath of the chaos at Parliament, which saw students forcing their way into the parliamentary precinct and a harsh and disproportionate police backlash, the police are reportedly seeking to […]

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Punished for Standing Up for Our Rights

By Lotti Rutter and Thuthukile Mbatha After nine years as a community healthcare worker in the Free State, 60 year-old Ouma Chabangu was dismissed without warning or cause in April 2014. “I used to see 8 patients per day,” Ouma says. “Now I try my best to help where I can, but often I can […]

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Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo salute MEC of Health Ramathuba

POLOKWANE, 23rd SEPTEMBER: The Treatment Action Campaign Limpopo commend MEC of Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, for the rapid implementation of key resolutions taken in a meeting between TAC Limpopo and the MEC of Health on 19th July 2015. Numerous challenges in the provincial public healthcare system were outlined at this meeting by TAC Limpopo. We […]

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“Why are Our Babies Dying and Being Born with Disabilities?”

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 […]

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1st December is World AIDS day – A Time to Reflect and Rededicate

JOHANNESBURG, 1st DECEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marks World AIDS Day 2014 at an Activist’s Reunion in central Johannesburg. At 11am 150 leaders from HIV affected communities, law, entertainment, medicine, research and the media will come together. They come together to recall how, 10 years ago, people’s power broke political resistance to treatment […]

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TAC & SECTION27 Activists Gearing up for the Soweto Marathon Tomorrow

Tomorrow activists from the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 will run the Soweto Marathon wearing their distinctive HIV positive vests, singing, and handing out condoms on route. The Soweto Marathon marks the start of a month long fundraising drive, which aims to raise much needed funds to continue the critical work of the TAC. Back in […]

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“When you start running you even forget that you are HIV positive”

Tshawe Sithile Nohaya is the Ferrari of the TAC Runners/Walkers for Health group. His pedigree includes a staggering 15 Comrades Ultra-Marathons, 10 Two Oceans Ultra-Marathons and many more, at least 300 races over his 18 year running career. Tshawe will be clearing the road for the TAC 42km bus, aiming to cross the finish line […]

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“I run for TAC because I am alive after being on ARV’s for 11 years mostly thanks to TAC”

Vuyiseka is a TAC member from Cape Town openly living with HIV. On Sunday 2nd November Vuyiseka will be running the 42km Soweto Marathon and she is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support!   Back in 2012 the TAC formed a famous ‘bus’ in the Soweto Marathon made up of over 100 people. This helped […]

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Sponsor Tantaswa in the Soweto Marathon!

Meet Tantaswa Ndlelana. Tantaswa is a TAC member from Gugulethu openly living with HIV. On Sunday 2nd November Tantaswa is running the 42km Soweto Marathon and she is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! Back in 2012 the TAC formed a famous ‘bus’ in the Soweto Marathon made up of over 100 people. This […]

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TAC to Continue Peaceful Night Vigils in Free State

BLOEMFONTEIN, 16th JULY: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), community healthcare workers and partner organisations, is embarking on peaceful overnight vigils outside the headquarters of the Free State Department of Health on every Wednesday night for the next six weeks. The peaceful vigils will continue until September 1st, when the 127 activists and community healthcare workers […]

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After 36 Hours in Jail – All 127 Activists Have Been Released on Warning

11th JULY, BLOEMFONTEIN: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the release of the 127 activists and community healthcare workers who were arrested outside Bophelo House yesterday following a peaceful sit in. They were released on warning and the matter has been remanded for further investigation and instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution. The TAC […]

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Civil Society Stand in Solidarity with the Arrested Healthworkers & Activists

Numerous organisations have come out in support of TAC activists and community healthcare workers arrested for staging a peaceful sit-in at Bophelo House, the headquarters of the Free State Provincial Department of Health in the early hours of 10 July 2014. These include: Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) Hospersa Congress of South African […]

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Free State Update: We Will Not Retreat!

10th JULY JOHANNESBURG – Over 150 Free State community health workers (CHWs) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists, arrested during the early hours of Thursday, remain in detention tonight at various police stations in Bloemfontein despite attempts to secure their release. Those arrested while staging a peaceful night vigil at the Free State Department of […]

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