TAC Free State “Night Vigils” raising awareness about the health crisis!

The Treatment Action Campaign has been hosting a range of night vigils across the Free State province to educate and raise awareness on the collapse of the Free State healthcare system and the inability of the current provincial leadership to deal with the problem.  TAC Free State held night vigils in Bloemfontein, Welkom and Deneysville… Read More

Clinic closed, community left in dark

On the same day, 12 September, that TAC comrades in Mpumalanga were marching to the office of Mpumalanga Health MEC Mrs Candith Mashigo-Dlamini to demand better healthcare services, they received a disturbing call stating that Evander Clinic in Govan Mbeki Municipality had been closed. While patients were referred to Evander Hospital, all patient files were… Read More

TAC Limpopo demands a plan to strengthen the health system! Join the picket at the MEC’s office in Polokwane on Thursday 12 September

The Treatment Action Campaign is demanding a plan to strengthen the health system in Limpopo. The province has been plagued with medicines stock-outs, high vacancy rates of health professionals, and a deterioration of the condition of health institutions. In a recent case of medicines stock-outs, TAC Limpopo and the Modjadjiskloof community organised a sit-in at… Read More

TAC EDEN & BITOU Municipality join forces against Gender Based Violence!

On the 17 June 2013 TAC EDEN and BITOU Municipality with the community of Plettenberg Bay organized a 1000 men march.  The purpose of the march was to highlight the scourge of violence against women and the spread of HIV in the communities, how the justice system is failing women, and how the laws targeted… Read More

Sanitation March

On 25 June 2013, TAC participated in a march organized by SJC to demand adequate access and maintenance of toilets. Peaceful protestors started in Kaizergracht and marched to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s office. The demands called for a sanitation plan within two weeks and implementation within 2 months. A representative of the mayor’s… Read More

TAC WC Provincial AGM

 TAC WC hosted its Provincial Annual General  meeting in Cape Town on the 25-26 March 2013.  The AGM was attended by 70 delegates, partners, donors, staff and supporters of TAC from across the Western Cape.  The Provincial AGM formally reviewed the work of the organization in the province since the last congress.  Part of the… Read More

Let us work together toward zero infection, deaths, stigma and discrimination from HIV and TB!!

While we commemorated World TB day, we need to take stock of the progress we have made in fighting the disease. TB remains the number one cause of death in South Africa with approximately 500,000 new cases of TB disease per year. A further 13,000 new cases of drug resistant TB are projected for 2013.… Read More

Free Gender & TAC marches against Hate Crimes, Rape and Gender Based Violence in our communities!

On the 15 March 2013 TAC WC and Free Gender marched against “Hate Crimes” in Khayelitsha from Nkanini to Harare where a memorandum was handed over to the MEC for Safety and Security. In the past months the LGBTI community of South Africa has witnessed and experienced immense trauma and pain due to the on-going… Read More

Integrated School Health Programme launched in EDEN NHI pilot project

On Monday the 18 February 2013 TAC WC attended the launch of the NHI pilot project in EDEN.  The event took place in the George Town Hall, York Street, George.  The event was attended by Prof. Craig Househam, Head of Health: Western Cape, Minister Botha, Dr Renette Crous, Chief Director: Rural Districts Health Services, Ms Florence Rhoxo,… Read More