TAC, Section27 call on Zuma to intervene in Free State hospital strike

2016-09-14 22:46

The Treatment Action Campaign and Section27 have called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the Free State where a hospital strike about overtime pay has led to overcrowding at various surrounding hospitals.

TAC marches against Free State health MEC

2016-05-12 12:41

Members of the TAC are marching in Bloemfontein to demand a rapid finalisation of investigations into charges laid against Health MEC Benny Malakoane.

Thabo Mbeki is a coward and his Aids denialism was catastrophic - TAC

2016-03-08 21:30

The Treatment Action Campaign has launched a blistering attack against former president Thabo Mbeki over his contentious stance on Aids, which has killed hundreds of thousands of South Africans.

Treatment Action Campaign receives R14m lifeline

2015-11-23 13:54

This will save the organisation from closing its doors and making it more sustainable in the future.

Free State healthcare system has failed the poor - report

2015-11-10 21:13

The healthcare system in the Free State has failed those who rely on it, according to a report released by the Treatment Action Campaign.

Battle lines drawn as mineworker lawsuit begins

2015-10-12 19:14

In what has been dubbed a David versus Goliath class action lawsuit, mineworkers who contracted a terminal illness while working underground, have begun their court battle against 32 mining giants.

Dangerous lies: 'Healer cures KZN man of HIV'

2015-09-16 12:41

The North West Provincial Aids Council has vowed to take action against a traditional healer claiming that he can cure HIV, diabetes and hypertension.

Condom lubricant for joint pain? Who knew!

2015-09-03 14:10

Elderly Limpopo residents continue to claim that water-based condom lubricant has become a cure-all for sore joints despite a lack of scientific evidence.

Court to hear application by NGOs to intervene in potential gold mine class action

2015-08-24 05:32

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by TAC and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as friends of the court in a possible class action suit against gold mines.

Free State health has reached 'crisis point'

2015-07-07 20:53

A dismal picture of the Free State’s public health system has emerged where a public commission of inquiry is being held, with some saying public health had reached “crisis point”.


Free State health MEC not fit for position - TAC

2016-05-18 18:45

The Treatment Action Campaign has again called for Free State Health MEC Benny Malakoane to be removed from office.

Mbeki, supporters HIV/Aids stance 'nonsense'

2016-03-10 12:22

The "nonsense" peddled by former president Thabo Mbeki and people who defended him regarding HIV and Aids has to be cleared up, GroundUp editor and activist Nathan Geffen says.

Aids Day highlights need to fix SA's patents law

2015-12-01 14:45

As we mark World Aids Day, the South African government stands accused of dragging its feet to reform the Patents Act in order to make crucial HIV medicine more accessible.

Free State Dept of Health fires back at TAC commission

2015-11-11 15:16

The Free State Department of Health says the TAC commission, which found that it has failed to act against shortage of drugs and doctors, is devoid of the truth.

Medicine shortage: Patients are still suffering, some in silence

2015-10-26 10:59

Mental health among those living with HIV remains neglected in South Africa with some patients suffering in silence when clinics run out of medication.

SA hospitals are running out of TB drugs

2015-10-06 12:01

South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out of stock.

MDR-TB treatment comes closer, but not close enough

2015-09-04 15:24

With odds already stacked against them, Eastern Cape patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis face a long and costly journey for treatment.

Horrifying treatment in SA's maternity wards

2015-08-27 21:30

The Treatment Action Campaign wants the government to urgently probe the state of maternity and obstetrics care in the public sector following shocking and sad tales of death and disability.

NGOs apply to intervene in possible gold mine class action suit

2015-08-20 22:31

The High Court in Johannesburg is to hear an application by the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in a possible class action suit against South African gold mines.

Medical aid benefits case to be heard

2015-06-18 09:52

The Western Cape High Court is to hear an application relating to regulations that force medical aids to pay in full for certain conditions.

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