Bringing the community into the patent law reform debate.

Explaining intellectual property and patent laws to a 60 year old Gogo or senior citizen with little educational background is not the easiest of missions to accomplish.  But this 60 year old Gogo is the one person who needs to know more about this subject matter than anyone else.  She is the one who is… Read More

Youth together taking Responsibility to end HIV infections

The Treatment Action Campaign in Gauteng is hosting a two day workshop from the 12 to 13 December 2012. The theme of the conference  is “Youth together taking Responsibility to end HIV infections” . The conference will tackle issues around HIV and teenage pregnancy and hopes to educate young people about their reproductive rights. It… Read More

TAC Supports Dudley Lee

On the 28th of August 2012, TAC activists and partner organisations gathered outside the Constitutional court and simultaneously at the gates of Pollsmoor prison. At the constitutional court, activists remembered the struggle back in 2002 when the Treatment Action Campaign challenged government’s policy of limiting the provision of Nevirapine to prevent mother to child transmission… Read More

Community of Tshwane learns about NHI and NSP

  It’s Tuesday morning in Soshanguve Township north of Pretoria in Gauteng and the Christian Church assembly is packed with community members. They have all gathered for a community dialogue organised by Treatment Action Campaign Ekurhuleni. The theme for the dialogue was centred on the National Health Insurance and National Strategic plan. While many from… Read More

Gauteng Day of Action

14 June 2012- Johannesburg. 1500 activists and concerned citizens handed a memorandum to the Gauteng Department of Health regarding ARV stockouts (more especially Tenofovir and Abacavir), and other essential medicine in health facilities across the province. The MEC of Health Clr Nombi Mekgwe was not available to received the memorandum which was received by Dr… Read More

TAC calls for decisive action from the National Department of Health and Treasury to prevent the collapse of the National Health Laboratory Service

In the face of the National Health Laboratory Services facing collapse due to non-payment which will lead to a great loss of lives and interruption of essential diagnostic services, TAC Gauteng held a demonstration ant the MEC of Health offices in Johannesburg yesterday (12 December 2011)with the intention of showing concern regarding the imminent disaster… Read More

Walk against Violent Crimes

Approximately just under half of Gauteng residents (46,2%) stated that crime had affected their daily routine. As a response to this and in order to raise community awareness, TAC Ekurhuleni District Men’s Sector in partnership with The Gauteng Anti-Crimes Coalition representing Congress Of South African Trade Union (COSATU), Imigrants Rights & Responsibility Project (IRRP), Gauteng… Read More

Dayveton branch, Resources for health march

(text by Luckyboy Mkhondwane, photos by Bonginkosi Mthembu-Moloi) The community of Dayveton has been up in arms since 2006 when the picketed outside Dayveton Main Clinic in demand of better health services and the extention of the clinic which provides services to a large catchment area. These demand up to now haven’t been addressed. This… Read More

Barcelona Branch LGBTI consultation

Treatment Action Campaign; Barcelona Branch held a LGBTI Consultation on the 8th of September 2011 and in attendance at this consultation were representatives from the TAC  CHA, LGBTI Sector Members (Daveyton/Barcelona Branch),BEC Members, Ekurhuleni Metro Social Worker, GP Social Worker, NGO’s from Soweto & Nelson Mandela foundation. The purpose of this consultation was to engage… Read More