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AIDS Diarist Thembi Ngubane Dies

HIV/AIDS activist Thembisa Ngubane passed away last week. Thembi’s radio diary sparked wide attention and made her an ambassador for UNICEF. Thembi was featured on CNN, met former US President Bill Clinton, talked to the ANC and visited HIV positive women in India. In November 2007 she was featured in the SABC 3’s Special Assignment. […]

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Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals in Sexual and Reproductive Health

On June 8th and 9th, the UNGASS Forum South Africa was held in Cape Town. The goal of the forum was to begin a consolidation of an international advocacy push on women’s sexual reproductive health (SRH). The forum’s aims to strengthen awareness and encourage action on the community, national, regional, and global levels. The mobilizing […]

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Clarification on TAC’s engagement with Swazi MP Myeni

Swaziland MP Timothy Myeni’s contacted TAC to apologise for his offensive statements regarding branding HIV-positive people’s buttocks. TAC agreed to attend a press conference to hear his apologies. MP Myeni’s staff offered TAC a donation as part of his apology, but TAC refused this offer. Myeni’s staff asked Mpumalanga’s Provincial Coordinator, Bheki Khoza, to attend […]

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Fallen Hero – Rita Edwards

TAC Western Cape remembers Rita Edwards and sends out condolences to her family and comrades at the New Women’s Movement. Rita, who died at aged 59 after a brief battle with cancer, was one of the founding members of the New Women’s Movement. She was a grassroots activist, feminist and socialist, as well as tireless […]

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WOMEN — CAMPAIGN FOR SRHR

Furthermore, about 38% of respondents in this age group said that the pill can prevent HIV/Aids! The Pill, wow!!! and 30.4% believe that HIV can be transmitted via a toilet seat (and this is how many years later after the ‘my friend with HIV is still my friend ads)! And About 27% think that HIV […]

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Ekurhuleni’s PLWHA Support Group Candle Lighting ceremony

  Ekurhuleni PLWHA Support Group Candle Light Ceremony 15 May 2009 The Ekurhuleni PLWHA Support groups held a candle light service on the 15th May 2009 at J. Dumane clinic’s community hall, in Vosloorus. Community groups of all ages participated in what was decidedly more than a candlelight ceremony in remembrance of all people who […]

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Rev. Paul Mokgethi-Heath on HIV and religion

Yes, I am married to another man and he is also a pastor and I know we can talk about culture and religion and debate scriptures. I can talk about it if you have time. I know that God has called me to be a minister and God has loves me and that is why […]

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Campaigning for better Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women

On 07 May 2009, TAC Ekurhuleni hosted a consultative meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for 22 men and women from the North, East and South regions of the district. The meeting was facilitated by Nomfundo “Nono’ Eland who is the national coordinator for the Women’s Rights Campaign in TAC. This was to discuss issues […]

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TAC Mopani Facilitates Training for Nurses in Kgapane Hospital

The TAC Mopani’s Prevention Treatment Literacy Team has conducted one day training for the nursing students at the Kgapane Hospital on the 6 May 2009. The training was conducted by Tebogo Makhalemela and Wisani Maluleke who are the Prevention Treatment Literacy Practitioners deployed for Mopani District. They were also assisted by the programme Co-ordinator in […]

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Press Statement: HIV is not in recession! TB is not in recession!

Today a coalition of Sub-Saharan HIV/TB activists, which includes TAC, released a press statement demanding that African governments and international funders close the gap on health financing. This comes on the occasion of the Conference of African Ministers of Health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which the South African Health Minister, Barbara Hogan will be attending. […]

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Swine Flu Update

 According to the World Health Organisation’s most recent update Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed cases and 29 deaths of H1N1 virus – the official name for ‘swine flu’. Only one other death occurred outside of Mexico and this was in the USA, where the number of confirmed laboratory cases stands at 403. In total […]

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Fare Share on Local Government Training for TAC Mopani

 Fair Share is continuing to train TAC members in the issues of governance and community participation. Mr Owatile    Letebele(Fare Share Limpopo Co-ordinator) has been committed in advancing the knowledge of the TAC Mopani members in the above-mentioned issues. This is to equip community members with the knowledge and skills to hold public servants accountable […]

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Post TAC Ekurhuleni visit

This week I met two remarkable people , remarkable for me because they’ve made it so far and just helped put a bit of perspective on my own situation. I’ve walked away from each encounter with the though that Yes I can Luckyboy at TAC Germiston, must say a list of 40 things that I […]

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REACHING OUT

Less than a year ago i tested positive after being continuosly sick and not getting any better. I started off with a CD4 count of 109 and six months later it has shot up to 341. I am lucky in that I have a family that was ready to support and help but despite this […]

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HIV is not in recession: TAC and other PWA activists demonstrate peacefully at the IV Southern African AIDS Conference

  On Thursday 2 April, TAC activists together with many other HIV activists held a protest at the 4th Southern African AIDS Conference in Durban. The focus of the protest was ‘HIV is not in recession!’, timed to coincide with the G20 meeting in London and the focus of world leaders on costing a multi-trillion […]

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