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The “People’s COP 2018”

Community priorities for PEPFAR funding Today South Africa continues to face major HIV and TB epidemics. 7.1 million people have HIV, and TB remains our leading cause of death in the country. Even at current levels around three million people in South Africa who could benefit from HIV treatment do not have it. At the […]

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Provincial Finance Administrator- KZN Office

  TAC seeks to appoint a Provincial Finance Administrator to be based in Pietermaritzburg (KZN) Start date: As soon as possible Job Purpose The Provincial Finance Administrator is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of expenditure, and variance expenditure reports, in line with the execution of TAC’s strategy, provincial budgets, periodical work-plans, and TAC’s financial […]

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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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No health without mental health: Let Us March!

Johannesburg, 21 January 2018 – Former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, will begin testifying at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings tomorrow, 22 January 2018. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supports the continuation of the arbitration hearings and the quest for truth, justice and accountability. As part of our campaign to strengthen the South African […]

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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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TAC seeks design company

TAC is seeking a design and layout company to become a preferred supplier who will provide creative, timely and appropriate designs for the organisation. Companies are invited to bid strictly as described in the attached terms of reference. Bids will be scored according to a scoring criteria and companies that meet a certain score will […]

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Universal Health Coverage Day: Is South Africa Really Covered?

JOHANNESBURG, 12th DECEMBER 2017– Today the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day, but what exactly do people in South African have to celebrate as the public healthcare system is still crumbling, 23 years post democracy? The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was born out of the struggle for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). One of our first major […]

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Hospital Horrors

By Lotti Rutter and Leonora Mathe The hospital is full. Two young girls lie on trolleys in the main hallway. They are wrapped in pink blankets and drips come out of their arms and hang on the walls. One looks in severe agony. She calls out for a nurse again and again. Their mother tells […]

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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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Joint Statement on the Suppression of Peaceful Activism at ICASA 2017

LET US BE HEARD Yesterday, December 5, 2017, HIV activists from around the world were prohibited from peacefully demonstrating at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2017) in the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Côte d’Ivoire. Hotel and conference security forcefully prevented activists from entering the conference venue, both at the […]

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Clinics in crisis while politicians celebrate World AIDS Day

Findings released of TAC survey of 254 clinics JOHANNESBURG, 30th NOVEMBER 2017 – As we head into World AIDS Day 2017 it is clear there is nothing to celebrate for the vast majority of people dependent on the public healthcare system in South Africa. Our public healthcare system remains deeply dysfunctional. Our HIV and TB […]

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Detailed report on state of Limpopo Health System

POLOKWANE, 2nd NOVEMBER 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo has released a detailed and comprehensive report today on the state of healthcare in the province. This will be delivered to MEC of Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba as 500 TAC members march to her offices in Polokwane.  “TAC is marching today because the […]

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TAC sit in at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital

The Gauteng health system is buckling with almost daily reports of challenges and peoples’ dignity and right to healthcare violated. While the spotlight this week is rightly on the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings, that tragedy is unfortunately symptomatic of the wider collapse of the public healthcare system in Gauteng. One particularly shocking example is Thelle […]

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Mahlangu must face justice

JOHANNESBURG, 31st OCTOBER 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) considers it critical that former Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu must testify before the arbitration hearings relating to the deaths of 141 people with mental health problems in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. That Mahlangu should testify at the hearings is an important step toward […]

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Qedani Mahlangu must face the victims

JOHANNESBURG, 24 October 2017 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is happy to read that journalists have established that former Gauteng Health MEC and one of the primary people responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy, Qedani Mahlangu has been tracked to London. We are made to understand that she is furthering her studies at the […]

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