Accountability

TAC Charges MEC Benny Malakoane with Corruption

On the day that 130 Community Health Workers Appear in Bloemfontein Magistrates Court TAC Charges MEC Benny Malakoane with Corruption The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will today bring charges of corruption against Free State MEC for Health Benny Malakoane, Head of Free State Health Department Dr David Motau, Free State Deputy Director General for Health […]

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TAC’s Response to Allegations Made Against TAC’s Free State Leadership

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) takes note of allegations in the media of misconduct against TAC leaders in the Free State from Mr Tefo Tabi, the head of the secretariat of the Free State Provincial AIDS Council (PCA). Mr Tabi has on request from TAC communicated his allegations to the General Secretary of the TAC, […]

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TAC Calls on ANC and DA to Appoint only Committed and Qualified Ministers and MECs

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) congratulates the African National Congress (ANC) with their victory in the national election and in eight of our nine provinces. We also congratulate the Democratic Alliance (DA) with their victory in the Western Cape. The TAC looks forward to working with the ANC, DA, and all other parties who were […]

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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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TAC Analysis of Political Party Responses to the People’s Health Manifesto

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) thanks the 10 political parties who responded to the 11 questions in our People’s Health Manifesto. These responses have been collated in a document that can be downloaded here.  We encourage voters to engage with these unfiltered responses from political parties. Below we provide the TAC’s analysis of these responses. We […]

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NHLS oversight in crisis – Patients Pay the Price

The TAC and SECTION27 call on the Minister of Health to urgently bring an end to the financial woes facing the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The continued year-on-year delayed and non-payment by Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal speaks to a failure of governance and oversight on the part of the National Department of Health and National […]

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TAC demands accountability from politicians

Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule BLOEMFONTEIN, 20th MARCH 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations marched on the office of Free State Premier Ace Mashagule to demand he takes concrete steps to bring an end to the severe problems […]

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Media alert: TAC calls politicians to account at events to be held in seven provinces

On March 7th 2014 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) launched its People’s Health Manifesto. The manifesto put 11 questions to all political parties. As parties submit their responses this week, TAC will be conducting a number of public dialogues, marches and other events as part of our effort to make politicians more responsive to the […]

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TAC calls for accountability and openness in addressing quality of health care services in the Free State!

Intimidation and death threats of activists must end now! The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply concerned with the quality of healthcare services and leadership in the Free State. In 2013 we received frequent reports of medicine stockouts and poor conditions at clinics and hospitals in the Free State. In order to get a clearer […]

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MSD and others must be held accountable for PharmaGate plot

500 activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) picketed yesterday at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) over their involvement in the controversial PharmaGate plot. The plot aimed to undermine and substantially delay South Africa’s long awaited IP policy – a policy that outlines several critical reforms to South Africa’s existing patent legislation. These reforms […]

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NO MORE SECRET PLANS TO DESTROY OUR HEALTH!

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and Doctors without Borders (MSF) held a public action outside an Executive Board meeting of the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA). There has been significant public outrage about a proposal exposed by the Mail & Guardian on 16 January 2014, outlining a R6million deceptive plot to undermine […]

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TAC and SECTION27 joint statement re: the World AIDS Day protest march and plans to fix health services in Gert Sibande

World AIDS Day is a very important day internationally. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 respect the dignity of the day and the decision of SANAC and the National Department of Health to use it to promote voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and relaunch HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT). But the day also requires […]

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Nothing to celebrate on World AIDS Day in Mpumalanga

PIET RETIEF – Over one thousand Treatment Action Campaign members marched to the official World AIDS Day event in Piet Retief today to draw attention to the real challenges faced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) in the province, specifically critical drug stock-outs and a collapsing public health system. At short notice this morning TAC […]

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HIV struggle undermined by medicine stock-outs and mismanagement

HIV struggle undermined by medicine stockouts and mismanagement MECs for health must be held accountable for delivery of NSP targets and state of Provincial health systems On World AIDS Day, December 1st 2013 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will not be celebrating. We recognize that we have made very significant progress in the fight against […]

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RESIGNATION OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON OF THE TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN

The TAC National Council is made up of its national office bearers, seven provincial chairpersons, provincial coordinators and our close partners; it is the highest decision making body between congresses. The National Council met over two days on the 18-19 July 2013 and amongst the issues we discussed was the national chairperson’s resignation. Ms Nonkosi […]

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