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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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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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TAC Statement on the Appointment of Cabinet

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the reappointment of Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health. His reappointment signals a seriousness from the ruling party in effectively dealing with the problems in our healthcare system and improving the lives of all in South Africa. Over the past five years Dr. Motsoaledi has shown strong leadership […]

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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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Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 wish former President Nelson Mandela well.

Madiba was a leader of the people during the liberation. He is a leader who spoke out against HIV denialism. He challenged the stigma related to HIV by putting on an ‘HIV POSITIVE’ t-shirt while visiting an MSF (Doctors without Borders) antiretroviral clinic in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town. The Treatment Action Campaign  (TAC) and Section27 […]

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Functional cure of HIV-positive infant

Recent news reports across the world included the incredible information that a baby had been cured of HIV. Is this really true? This news was presented at an HIV medical conference (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) in Atlanta on March 4th. Researchers reported that a 26-month old child, born with HIV and given antiretroviral […]

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TAC turns 14 years old – In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)  turns 14 years old. Since we were born on the steps of St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on International Human Rights Day 1998, it seems like the world has changed. This year’s birthday comes as a time where many celebrate signs that we moving to the right direction […]

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TAC launches new book ‘How to respond to rape and other gender-based violence: A guide for survivors and activists’ during 16 Days of Activism 2012

During 16 Days of Activism 2012, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will launch its new guide for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and activists working to combat GBV in their communities. 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign to combat violence against women and children that runs from 25 November – 10 December. TAC’s […]

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TAC runners’ reflect on the Comrades 2012: from comrades to Comrades

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) running team, Runners for Health, have successfully completed the 2012 Comrades Marathon. Seven of the runners finished the race in time to receive a medal – six managed to get bronze medals. Read what team members had to say about their experience of the marathon here. The Treatment Action Campaign’s […]

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TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Health in the upcoming Comrades Marathon.

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Life in the upcoming Comrades Marathon. The Varsity Kudus are a running group based at Wits University in Johannesburg. TAC secretariat member and avid runner, Mark Heywood, belongs to the Kudus club. Runners for Life […]

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