Building local, national, & international activism

Release Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei

Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei, two prominent HIV physicians have been imprisoned in Iran since June 2008. Please sign the Physicians for Human Rights petition calling for their release. Also, please contact the Iranian mission to the UN and urge the Iranian government to release them. Update on 20 January: It appears Kamiar and Arash […]

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Why condoms are being misused???

There has been a shortage of condoms nationwide… There has been a shortage of condoms nationwide but it is disgusting to see young women using rings from female condoms as bangles and male condoms are being used by soccer players to tighten up their soccer socks but why???

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Khayelitsha concluded has concluded the 16 days of activism

 The 16 days of activism were concluded at Nkanini, in Khayelitsha by Treatment Action Campaign in collaboration with Simelela, where it was demonstrated by means of drama that rape and gender based violence can not be tolerated and it must be reported.   

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TAC Demands an End to the Regional Crisis Created by Zimbabwe’s Collapsed Health System

Daily we hear about the horrific conditions in Zimbabwe. In the past three weeks, the complete collapse of public health system and sanitation infrastructure has developed into a major cholera epidemic, which has not only extended to the entire country but also into South Africa. Authorities have closed the country’s two main hospitals in Harare, […]

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TAC Khayelitsha hosted a Zip-Zap Circus in Khayelitsha

TAC Khayelitsha with its allies hosted a Zip-Zap Circus in Khayelitsha TAC Khayelitsha with its allies hosted a Zip-Zap Circus in Khayelitsha, Oliver Tambo hall. The main idea was to create awareness about HIV PREVENTION, ADHERENCE and HOPE. The participants of the show involved HIV positive children which shows that there’s positive life even after […]

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YANGA COURT CASE BEING POSTPONED ONCE, AGAIN!!!

YANGA COURT CASE BEING POSTPONED ONCE, AGAIN!!! Yanga Janet who had been intimidating and threatening TAC members in Harare Khayelitsha. Janet had been one of the four accused in the Nandipha Makeke`s rape and murder case and the case sat on the 24th November 2008 and it was postponed to the 5th February 2008 because […]

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World AIDS Day 2008

The national theme for World Aids Day on 1 December is “Leadership and Unity”. South Africa is finally united in stopping HIV, AIDS and TB, and in fighting for the best treatment and care for all. TAC calls for all people living in South Africa to get involved in World AIDS Day. At midday on […]

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RAPISTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OUR SOCIETY!

 RAPISTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OUR SOCIETY! The angry residents and Treatment Action Campaign activists from Mfuleni said  when they marched to Mfuleni Police Station to voice out their anger. After an 8 year old, Sesethu Mcimeli was on her way home, from school and was grabbed by a 24 year old, who took her […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

TAC issues global call for affordable access to HPV vaccines in the developing world

TAC has issued the following global call for affordable access to HPV vaccines in non-OECD (developing) countries. Copies of the statement below will be delivered to representatives of Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufactures and patent-holders of the Gardasil© and Ceravix© HPV vaccines , respectively, in the near future. We ask individuals and organisations to please […]

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KHAYELITSHA CHA’S HOSTED AN AWARENESS TO SOCIAL GRANTS

KHAYELITSHA CHA’S HOSTED AN AWARENESS TO SOCIAL GRANTS On 18 October 2008, Community Health Advocacy (CHA) hosted awareness to Social Grants in Site.B Khayelitsha, where they explained to people how to get an access to Social Grants from the Department of Social Services and they were assisted by Michael Hamnca who is responsible for Social […]

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YANGA’S COURT CASE POSTPONED, ONCE AGAIN

YANGA’S COURT CASE POSTPONED, ONCE AGAIN On 13 October 2008,the court case of Yanga Janet who keeps on threatening TAC members, was postponed for 24 November 2008 in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court because his legal representative were new to the case so the ask to be given sometime so that they study the case thoroughly.

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Khayelitsha Hosts 2 TB Events

On Saturday 11 October 2008 TAC Khayelitsha hosted 2 very successful TB events at VT Mxenge and SST Branches. On Saturday 11 October 2008 TAC Khayelitsha hosted 2 very successful TB events. VT Mxenge branch held a TB workshop at Nolukholo Hall at Site.B which focused on Pulmonary and Extra Pulmonary diagnostics, treatment and also […]

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Health Minister Barbara Hogan delivers landmark speech at HIV Vaccine Conference

The following landmark speech was delivered this week by Health Minister Barbara Hogan before an assembly of leading HIV scientists, clinicians and activists. Her opening address to the International HIV  Vaccine Research Conference, Minister Hogan’s speech below, in which she acknowledges the causal link between HIV and AIDS; commends the efforts of the scientific, medical […]

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TAC welcomes the appointment of new Health Minister and Deputy Health Minister

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the appointments of Ms Barbara Hogan as the Minister of Health and Dr Molefi Sefularo as the Deputy Minister of Health. We congratulate President Motlanthe for making these excellent appointments. We are confident that Hogan has the ability to improve the South African health system. She has been one […]

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Yanga Janet out on bail

Yanga Janet was released on bail for R500 last week. The case will be heard today (2 September 2008) outside the Khayelitsha Regional Court. TAC will be picketing outside the court to demand that justice is served. On 8 April 2008, TAC filed an urgent application at the Cape High Court for protection against Yanga […]

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