Community healthcare workers

New hope for Free State as health MEC Benny Malakoane is replaced

–        TAC commits to engaging constructively with new MEC to end Free State health crisis BLOEMFONTEIN, TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER: The…

Speech by TAC National Chairperson at Opening of AIDS 2016

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS…

The Road to Durban 2016

– TAC statement following the meeting of the National Council, March 30th – 31st 2016 On March 30th and 31st…

No More Business As Usual!

CAPE TOWN, 5th DECEMBER 2015: Today activists disrupted the calm halls of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health.…

Crisis as Free State Loses Nearly a Quarter of Doctors

The number of doctors working in the public healthcare system in the Free State has dropped from 716 in 2014…

Free State CHWs to Appeal Shocking Judgment

BLOEMFONTEIN, 1st OCTOBER 2015: The 94 community healthcare workers (Bophelo House 94) arrested during a peaceful night vigil in July…

Punished for Standing Up for Our Rights

By Lotti Rutter and Thuthukile Mbatha After nine years as a community healthcare worker in the Free State, 60 year-old…

Media alert: Free State Health System on Trial

Next week from 6th – 9th July the trial of the 117 Community Healthcare Workers takes place in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. At…

Over 1000 delegates at SA AIDS Sign Petition to Drop Charges Against Free State CHWs

1120 delegates attending last week’s 7th South African AIDS conference in Durban signed a petition to drop trumped up charges…

Political Obstacles to Improving Access to Healthcare in South Africa

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary – Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for…

TAC Condemns Ongoing Victimization of Community Healthcare Workers – Trial Dates Set

31st MARCH 2015, BLOEMFONTEIN – The National Prosecuting Authority this week opted to pursue its decision to prosecute 117 community…

Drop the Charges Against the ‘Bophelo House 118’!

– “We often experience shortages of HIV testing kits, gloves, needles, and other equipment. Why were we fired? I do…

TAC Condemns NPA Decision Not to Drop Charges Against Community Healthcare Workers

BLOEMFONTEIN, 29th JANUARY: TAC condemns the National Public Prosecutor’s decision not to drop the unreasonable charges against the 129 community…

TAC Calls on NPA to Drop Unjust Charges Against Free State Healthworkers

27th JANUARY 2015, BLOEMFONTEIN: 129 community healthcare workers (CHWs) and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are set to…

STATEMENT: Free State’s Community Health Workers’ Case Postponed to 29 January 2015

Over a hundred community health workers (CHW)’s  and the members of the Treatment Action Campaign  appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s…