25 July 2019, Johannesburg – On Friday 19 July 2019, Health-e published an article titled “TAC Protected the Man who Sexually Harassed Me” (A version of the article was also republished in the Daily Maverick). At the time of publication there was immense pressure on the TAC to make a public statement even though a number of consultations were taking place. On the 21st of July, TAC responded with a statement in good faith, hoping to send a message that it was taking the claims seriously, but also attempting to give some detail on its own processes around this case. The statement also made it plain that the leadership of the organisation had extricated itself from the investigation and adjudication processes, as stipulated in our sexual harassment policy. You can read our statement here. Since then, further steps have been taken, the details of which we will share at the meeting and media briefing.
TAC is extending an open invite to a meeting and media briefing tomorrow in order to shed light on what steps the organisation has taken thus far, and to move forward in our shared goal of correction and ensuring that the TAC, civil society and our broader society are better and safer spaces for womxn. This has not been an easy time for the TAC, but we do believe our country and the world needs a strong TAC. We believe that we will emerge stronger and remain a beacon of human rights in a world desperate for ethical leadership.
Public Meeting Time: 10h00 to 12h00
Date: Friday, 26 July 2019
Venue: 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, JHB
The organisational leadership will then address the media and take questions.
Media Briefing Time: 13h00 to 14h00
For more information, please contact:
Anele Yawa (General Secretary): +27 64 850 6521 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 08h45 on 26 July 2019, please contact:
Ngqabutho Mpofu (Communications and Advocacy Manager): 061 807 6443 or via email: email@example.com