Free State Health Crisis

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…

People’s Commission of Inquiry into Free State Health System – LIVE FEED

LIVE FEED AT INQUIRY The Free State health system has been in crisis for several years. This province faces more…

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 Chairperson’s Speech at the Opening of SA AIDS 2015

Nkhensani Mavasa, TAC Chairperson, opening session speech, SA AIDS Conference 2015 9 June 2015 Honorable Deputy President, conference delegates, people…

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…

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…

SANAC-CSF Response to ANCYL March

Reproduced below is a SANAC Civil Society Forum press release sent via email to the Treatment Action Campaign on 20th February 2015.…

United Front Response to Free State ANCYL March Against TAC

Reproduced below is an United Front press release sent via email to the Treatment Action Campaign on 20th February 2015. The United…

Joint Press Statement by Equal Education, Social Justice Coalition, and Ndifuna Ukwazi

The original statement by Equal Education, Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi is posted here. We condemn the plan to…

TAC to Continue to Call for Dismissal of MEC for Health in Free State

–        Free State ANCYL, Free State NAPWA and Men’s Sector of Provincial AIDS Council to march against TAC in response…