Corruption

TAC welcomes resignation of former President Zuma – urges new Acting President Ramaphosa to initiate bold reforms

JOHANNESBURG, 15th FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the resignation of Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. Under Zuma’s disastrous Presidency key state institutions have been weakened, unemployment has risen, and corruption and mismanagement has flourished. As TAC, we have in recent years seen first-hand how widespread corruption and mismanagement have […]

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Political leaders – we will hold you accountable for the health crisis

Johannesburg, 19th January 2018 – Last week the national leadership of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held our first meeting of the year to plan for the year ahead and take stock of the political developments over the holiday period. The reality is that in 2018, the South African public healthcare system continues to be […]

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Where are our rights this International Human Rights Day?

– TAC moves into 20th year, health activism needed more than ever JOHANNESBURG, 10th DECEMBER 2017 – Today on International Human Rights Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) moves into our 20th year. The government-led AIDS denialism that marked the early years of TAC’s struggle may be over, but denialism about our social crisis and […]

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By siding with the corrupt, Jacob Zuma has betrayed us all

–        We call on all concerned people to join today’s protests in Johannesburg and Cape Town –        Join at 10am at Church Square, Pretoria and 11am at Parliament, Cape Town   PRETORIA, 31st MARCH 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply troubled by the President’s decision to remove five Ministers and three deputy Ministers […]

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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 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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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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TAC Mpumalanga Pickets against Poor Management at Tintswalo Hospital

On the 4th of March 2013 members of the Treatment Action Campaign in Mpumalanga together with the community of Acornhoek picketed at the Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek at the Ehlanzeni Municipality. They picketed to voice their concerns about allegations of mismanagement against the hospital’s clinical manager, Dr. Thuketana. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) has […]

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JSC interview raises concerns about judicial appointment process

6 September 2011 PRESS STATEMENT FROM SECTION27, SONKE GENDER JUSTICE NETWORK, LESBIAN AND GAY EQUALITY PROJECT AND THE TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN JSC INTERVIEW RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT PROCESS Civil society organisations unfairly attacked for participation in process Substantive concerns about Justice Mogoeng remain JSC fails to discharge its constitutional mandate On 20 August 2011, […]

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How TAC has handled a case of attempted internal fraud

The Need for Transparency and Openness about Corruption – Wherever it Occurs How TAC has handled a case of attempted internal fraud 23 August 2011 In December 2010 a TAC employee attempted to defraud TAC of R300,000. We have decided to tell the details of this story for these reasons: The Need for Transparency and […]

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Accountability

The Protection of Information Bill is unconstitutional and anti-democratic

Joint TAC/SECTION27 statement Transparent governance, free expression and a free press are essential components of democracy. They are the means by which all people in South Africa, especially the vulnerable and poor, can hold our government to account. Our effectiveness at getting the state to implement HIV treatment and prevention programmes has been dependent on […]

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TAC’s response to Gareth van Onselen

TAC responds to misrepresentations by DA spokesperson Gareth Van Onselen. Van Onselen has attempted to defend the DA’s claim that it is responsible for a drop in infant mortality in Cape Town of 25 in 2003 to 21 in 2009. But his defence is simply incorrect. Photo source: Wikipedia On Saturday 2 April, the TAC released […]

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The ANC should not be scared of independent campaigns against corruption and for service delivery, human rights and public accountability

Civil society is taken aback by attacks on the motives of the recently held civil society conference emanating from the ANC’s National Working Committee (NWC) on 1 November 2010. We are surprised by the insinuations that the conference is part of a plot against the ANC. We expect better of the post-Polokwane ANC. Statement by […]

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Grave Concerns about the Detention without Trial of the Kennedy Thirteen: This Travesty Must End

Bishop Rubin Phillip’s statement on the detention of the Kennedy 13. ‘After their 6th inconclusive bail hearing today, it is now abundantly clear that the legal process for the Kennedy 13 is a complete travesty of justice… I am, tonight, issuing a call for the immediate release of the Kennedy Thirteen from prison on the […]

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