Timeline of Crackdown on Free State Activists & Healthworkers

This is a timeline of events over the last 24 hours of the Free State civil disobedience by activists and healthcare workers. This will be udpated here as new developments unfold. You can also follow our twitter feed for live updates @TAC #FSHealthCrisis  27 June 2014 Community health workers gather at Bophelo House in Bloemfontein, […]

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Police Arrest over 100 Health Workers and Activists Staging Peaceful Vigil Outside FS Health MECs Office

Police arrest over 100 community health workers and activists staging peaceful night vigil outside Free State Health MECs office BLOEMFONTEIN, 10th July, 04H00: Over 100 community healthcare workers and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) members were arrested during the early hours of this morning by police in Bloemfontein following a night vigil sit-in at Bophelo House, […]

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Healthcare Workers Sit In at Free State Health Department

BLOEMFONTEIN, 27th June: Over 50 community healthcare workers from Bloemfontein are currently staging a sit-in within Bophelo House – the headquarters of the Free State Health Department – in frustration over the on-going crisis in the provincial health system. A demonstration was held throughout the night to highlight the urgent need for action to address […]

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MEDIA INVITE: March to Western Cape Provincial Parliament

MEDIA INVITE – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ACTIVISTS DEMAND IMPROVED HEALTH SERVICES IN WESTERN CAPE 1500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), COSATU, People’s Health Movement South Africa, and South African Medical Association (SAMA) will march to the Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, to demand urgent action to address the on-going problems in accessing quality […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

TAC embarks on a local fundraising drive

With the global shift in funding priorities, crucial funding for HIV programmes has dwindled but the need for such funding still remains. The dwindling of funds affects many local programmes that are heavily dependent on traditional donors in order to survive and continue making a difference in saving lives through treatment and prevention of HIV […]

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Activists running for health

  APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR HIV ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RUNNIG FOR HEALTH! The runners for health, a group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are taking up the challenge to encourage other fellow activists and ordinary people living with HIV to join this new wellness and physical health initiative. The runners will take […]

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TAC – Taking HAART: Our history is now at a theatre near you!

  The Treatment Action Campign’s struggle for antiretroviral treatment has been captured in a beautiful documentary produced by Community Media Trust. The documentary starts showing at the Tri-Continental Film Festival tommorrow! Watch this one-minute trailer. Taking HAART provides a fly on the wall view of how outrage ignited a movement that united people across race and […]

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Improving Health: TAC at work – Saving the Future, TAC Ekurhuleni working in schools

The learners of Katlehong and Thuto Pele High Schools in the southern region of Ekurhuleni are benefitting from much more than the normal school curriculum. Nthabiseng Maretlane a TAC Community Health Advocate and Dikeledi Senong, Prevention and Treatment Literacy Practitioner in the area are giving the learners life skills by educating them on Teenage Pregnancy, […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

TAC District Newsletters – Quarter 2

    Click here to see district newsletters for the period June – August 2010

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Social Justice Organisations denounce the arrest of Sunday Times journalist, Mzilikazi wa Afrika

This week Mzilikazi wa Afrika, a Sunday Times journalist, was arrested in Rosebank Johannesburg. The circumstances, manner and cause of his arrest all seem to point to intimidation by the state and attempts to suppress freedom of expression. The right to free expression and freedom of the press and other media are essential components of […]

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TAC remembers Andrew Warlick

Andrew Warlick passed away tragically on Sunday 11 April 2010. His loss comes as a shock to many, and in particular the many within TAC whose lives he has touched. Andrew was a TAC employee and member for five years. During the years of AIDS denialism, Andrew worked in TAC’s policy, communication and research department […]

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Another Picket in Follow Up for Resources for Health Campain in Mopani

Members of Treatment Action Campaign picketed and handed over the memorandum to the Mopani Executive Mayor and The Acting Manager for Mopani Department of Health. Amongst other demands, they said they need commitment from political leaders and government administrators in implementing HIV and AIDS programmes. Must unfreeze the accreditation of primary health care centre for […]

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Grave Concerns about the Detention without Trial of the Kennedy Thirteen: This Travesty Must End

Bishop Rubin Phillip’s statement on the detention of the Kennedy 13. ‘After their 6th inconclusive bail hearing today, it is now abundantly clear that the legal process for the Kennedy 13 is a complete travesty of justice… I am, tonight, issuing a call for the immediate release of the Kennedy Thirteen from prison on the […]

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Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the AIDS Law Project (ALP) are concerned by reports of violence and intimidation against members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement (ABM) in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban. ABM is a community based organisation that works to improve conditions for shack dwellers. According to a statement released by […]

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Mopani Door-to-Door for Mobilisation

 On the 17 July 2009 we are going to march to the District Department of Health Offices. We intend to start our march from the open space opposite Giyani Magistrate Court thenwe will use the main road to the Mopani District Department of Health where we are going to hand over the memorandum of demands. […]

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