AIDS Councils

Reckless calls for suspension of HIV money threatens AIDS response

Johannesburg, 6 April 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) distances itself from the memorandum of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Civil Society Forum (CSF) on 5 April 2018 with regard to HIV/AIDS funding in the country. Calls to suspend and redirect AIDS financing without proper public evidence, reflection and planning could destabilise […]

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Appointment of Mabuza threatens HIV & TB struggle

– TAC welcomes removal of certain Gupta-linked Ministers & the retention of Ministers Motsoaledi & Davies JOHANNESBURG, 27 FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply concerned with the appointment of David Mabuza as the Deputy President of South Africa – and as a result his appointment as the Chairperson of the South […]

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TAC calls for Deputy Minister Manana to be immediately fired

JOHANNESBURG, 7th AUGUST 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is shocked and outraged to learn of Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana assaulting a woman over the weekend. TAC condemns the actions of Manana and calls on law enforcement authorities to appropriately and quickly address this matter. The incident happened in the early […]

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AIDS Councils

Pledge for comrades Mark & Prudence

A speech delivered on Sunday 23rd July by Treatment Action Campaign Deputy General Secretary, Sibongile Tshabalala, at the International AIDS Society conference in Paris, France on behalf of activists at the conference. — We lost gogo Prudence Nobantu Mabele. She died in 2017 with a CD4 count of 14. She was the first black woman […]

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AIDS Councils

HIV & TB in 2017: Time for honesty & transparency

A message to delegates at SA AIDS 2017 13 June 2017 We are a group of organisations and individuals concerned with the state of South Africa’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis (TB). We are worried that in a time when the HIV and TB response in South Africa should accelerate it may instead begin to […]

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TAC & SECTION27: We can’t endorse the HIV & TB plan (NSP) in its current form

JOHANNESBURG, 30th MARCH 2017 – HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the number one reported cause of death in South Africa. Drug-resistant TB is a serious and growing problem that […]

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Major UNAIDS U-turn: Finally recognises AIDS response in crisis

21st July 2016, Durban: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the momentus U-turn made by UNAIDS this week at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Prior to the conference, UNAIDS rhetoric overstated the likelihood of ending AIDS. We believe this overstatement has contributed to political and donor complacency regarding AIDS. In a decisive break from their previous […]

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TAC World AIDS Day Message and Challenge to Donors

CAPE TOWN, 1st DECEMBER 2015: Under the leadership of Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi South Africa has dramatically scaled up the provision of antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV. This has led to a dramatic increase in life-expectancy in South Africa. We have also dramatically reduced the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. While […]

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Updated TAC position statement on HIV treatment in South Africa, July 2015

Findings from the landmark START trial were presented at the International AIDS Society Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Data from another important trial called TEMPRANO was also published in the NEJM. In light of the compelling findings from these two trials the Treatment Action Campaign […]

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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. South African National AIDS Council –Civil Society Forum (SANAC-CSF) plays a significant role in the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STI’s 2012-2016 (NSP), under the banner of SANAC which is mandated to coordinate the […]

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TAC Says: The South African National AIDS Council Must Rise to Face the Real Challenges of HIV and TB

– Don’t treat SANAC as a circus On Saturday November 8th 2014 a plenary meeting of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will take place in Secunda, Mpumalanga. Leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will participate in the plenary but we will also picket before the plenary to draw attention to the on-going […]

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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 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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NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR BACK-SLAPPING ABOUT PROGRESS – Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 statement at the Opening of the 6th South African AIDS Conference:

NOW IS NOT A TIME FOR BACK-SLAPPING ABOUT PROGRESS – Critical Challenges Threaten Successful HIV Prevention and Treatment Programmes if not Addressed Urgently Yesterday at the opening of the 6th SA AIDS Conference the TAC was the recipient of the Dira Sengwe leadership in AIDS award. Sifiso Nkala, a TAC activist since 2000 and a […]

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Statement and Key Resolutions of the TAC National Council following its meeting on 4 & 5 March 2013

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held its National Council (NC) on the 4th and 5th of March 2013 at Booysens, Johannesburg.  Below are some discussion points and the resolutions of the NC. Internal and organisational resolutions will be circulated separately. The Current Political Situation: Council deliberated on the outcomes and resolutions of the ANC Congress, […]

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