Tomorrow the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is coordinating a nationwide day of action to demand an end to the on-going drug stock-out crisis ravaging across South Africa – as well as urgent action to address the deterioration of quality health care services in various parts of the country.

The TAC will be marching in solidarity with the people of the Eastern Cape, and a broad coalition of civil society organisations, to challenge the unacceptable condition of health care currently being provided in the Province. The TAC and SECTION27 today published a special report investigating the collapse of health care in the Eastern Cape that can be accessed at www.ECHealthCrisis.org.

TAC branches will deliver memorandums to the MECs for Health outlining key issues and recommendations for improvement of Provincial health systems. For further details on the activities taking place in each province and relevant media contacts please see below:

Free State:

Date: Thursday 12th September

Time: 10am

Contact: Sello Mokhalipi, 073 365 9903

What: Pickets at various clinics including 

– Freedom Square & Chris Devet Clinics, Bloemfontein

– Mafane & Thaba-Nchu Clinics, Thaba-Nchu

– G & H Clinics, Botshabelo


Date: Friday 13th September

Time: 9.30am

Contact: Stephen Ngcobo, 073 846 0910

What: March from Beyers Naudee Square to the Provincial Legislature


Date: Thursday 12th September

Time: 10am

Contact: Amukelani Maluleke, 072 592 9897 (contact for copies of the memorandum)

What: March from SABC Park in Polokwane to the Limpopo Department of Health

Kwa-Zulu Natal:

Date: Thursday 12th September

Time: 10am

Contact: Mzamo Zondi, 082 268 2531

What: March from Darlies Park sports grounds in Pietermaritzburg to the Capital Tours Offices.


Date: Thursday 12th September

Time: 10am

Contact: Thobile Maseko, 078 631 3972

What: Picket at the main entrance of the Mpumalanga Government Complex building in Nelspruit

Western Cape:

Date: Thursday 12th September

Time: 10am

Contact: Mandla Majola, 076 609 8818

What: March from Keizergracht to the Provincial Legislature – following which they will march to Parliament

Eastern Cape March – Eastern Cape Health Crisis Coalition

Date: Friday 13th September

Time: 11am

Contact: Kwazi Mbatha, 078 059 9309

What: March to the Provincial Legislature

For more information on the TAC National Day of Action and general media enquiries please contact:

Mandla Majola

076 609 8818

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