Accountability

TAC demands full accountability for Life Esidimeni tragedy

Johannesburg, 2 February 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “THE REPORT INTO THE ‘CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATHS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS: GAUTENG PROVINCE’” and sub-titled “NO GUNS: 94+ SILENT DEATHS AND STILL COUNTING” […]

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World AIDS Day 2016: Provincial public healthcare system still in crisis

TAC to host night vigil and World AIDS Day march HIV and TB remain crises in South Africa. Every year there are approximately 280 000 new HIV infections and 140 000 HIV-related deaths in the country. To turn the tide on HIV and TB we need all government departments and all provinces to take this crisis seriously. With the […]

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TAC endorses Save South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, MONDAY 31st OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is officially endorsing the Save South Africa campaign. In this we are joining other progressive organisations such as Corruption Watch, SECTION27, the Anglican Church, Equal Education, the Active Citizens’ Movement, CASAC, Lawyers for Human Rights, the SA NGO Coalition, the South African Christian Leaders’ Initiative and the […]

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SWEAT, Sisonke, Women’s Legal Center, TAC, & SECTION27 condemn alleged assault of sex workers

WITBANK, MPUMALANGA – TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2016: Today members of human rights organisations SWEAT, Sisonke, Women’s Legal Center, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 in Mpumalanga are demonstrating outside Witbank Police station. Together they strongly condemn the assault and the violation of sex workers’ rights perpetrated by the police, as well as the vandalism […]

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South Africa faces one of the most serious political crises since the end of apartheid

TAC calls on all people living in South Africa to resist corruption and state capture and to hold those responsible accountable. JOHANNESBURG, 25th AUGUST 2016: South Africa is facing one of the most serious political crises since the end of apartheid. The latest expression of this crisis is the unprecedented and legally unsound attack by […]

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World Health Organization’s independence and integrity are non-negotiable

* Statement issued by Third World Network, People’s Health Movement, and International Baby Food Action Network at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. A civil society statement on the World Health Organization’s Proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) at 69th World Health Assembly that the TAC signed onto can be accessed here. Geneva, 24 […]

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Mbeki Shows No Remorse for Role in AIDS Deaths

– TAC responds to open letter published by AIDS denialist former President JOHANNESBURG, 8th MARCH 2016: On March 7, 2016 former president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki published a letter titled “A brief commentary on the question of HIV and AIDS”. The letter comes seven and a half years after Mbeki was forced to step down […]

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TAC’s Submission to the Private Healthcare Market Inquiry

Below is the Treatment Action Campaign’s oral submission to the Competition Commission’s Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector delivered on Wednesday 17th February by TAC Deputy Chairperson, Patrick Mdletshe. For more information on the private healthcare market inquiry visit SECTION27’s website.   — The TAC is a membership-based organisation that advocates for the rights and interests of […]

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Speech by TAC’s Anele Yawa at Closing of Lung Conference

*This is a transcript of the speech given by General Secretary, Anele Yawa, at the closing ceremony of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health Delegates, friends, comrades, I thank you for the opportunity to address you. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign here in South Africa. We have more […]

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TAC Supports NEHAWU Campaign Against Dysfunction in Limpopo Healthcare System

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo Supports the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union’s (NEHAWU) campaign against the Limpopo Department of Health for failing both workers and users of the public healthcare system in the province. In a statement released on Thursday NEHAWU said that the provincial health department is failing the people […]

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TAC and Partners Condemn Recent Attacks on Foreign Nationals

14th APRIL 2015: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Ndifuna Ukwazi, Sonke Gender Justice, Triangle Project  and Gay and Lesbian Network (Pietermaritzburg) condemn in the strongest terms the recent attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of shops run by foreign nationals in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. We hold that foreign nationals have a right to all […]

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TAC responds to developments at COSATU

On Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) National Council (NC) met in Bloemfontein in the Free State. On Sunday afternoon the council received the news of a press statement released by Zwelinzima Vavi in which he explains why he will not be attending a Cosatu Central Executive Committee meeting […]

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Whistle-blower Letter: TAC Calls on ANC to Take Responsibility for Situation in Free State

On Friday 27th February the GroundUp website published a letter from doctors in the Free State. The letter listed a number of specific and very serious allegations relating to the collapse of the Free State healthcare system. Based on our own experience in the Free State we find the allegations to be credible. The letter […]

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TAC and SECTION27 Congratulate Justice Edwin Cameron on being Accorded Honorary Membership of the Johannesburg Bar

JOHANNESBURG, 1st NOVEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 would like to congratulate Justice Edwin Cameron, who will tonight be accorded honorary membership of the Johannesburg Bar. This great honour has only been conferred on five other people, namely, Arthur Chaskalson, Sir Sydney Kentridge, George Bizos, Jules Browde and Johann Kriegler. Joining people of […]

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Resounding Victory in Case Challenging HIV Discrimination in the South African National Defence Force

26 September 2014, Pretoria – Twenty years ago the then AIDS Law Project (ALP) wrote its first letter to the Minister of Defence and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) challenging the practice of mandatory HIV testing and its continued refusal to deploy people living with HIV. In the subsequent years the SANDF has continued […]

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