Battle lines drawn as mineworker lawsuit begins

It has been dubbed the David versus Goliath class action lawsuit as mineworkers, who contracted a terminal illness while working underground, begin their fight against 32 mining giants. As court proceedings got under way on Monday, more than 200 civil society groups and friends of the court from Sonke Gender[…]

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TAC says Aids treatment stalling

In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Commemorating World Aids Day, the group called it a reunion rather than a celebration[…]

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TAC not facing imminent closure

The Treatment Action Campaign is not facing imminent closure, but will have to make “tough decisions” if it does not get more funding, it said on Tuesday. “We would like to state that despite severe financial challenges, the TAC is not facing imminent closure,” it said in a statement. “However[…]

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