Death and Dying in the Eastern Cape

An investigation into the collapse of a health system. This is a special report of the TAC/SECTION27 NSP Review. It has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 we have become increasingly aware of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cape and its adverse impact on patients and health providers. This is not a ...

Statement of Civil Society on corruption

Today, 17th April 2013, 39 civil society formations (see list below), represented by 62 representatives, convened at COSATU House to discuss a common approach to corruption. The meeting was necessitated by the fact that civil society is chairing the National Anti-Corruption Forum under the leadership of the COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima ...

TAC Mpumalanga Pickets against Poor Management at Tintswalo Hospital

Yesterday members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga together with the community of Acornhoek picketed at the Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek at the Ehlanzeni Municipality. They picketed to voice their concerns about allegations of mismanagement against the hospital’s clinical manager, Dr. Thuketana. The Rural Health Adv ...

Economic policy: The poor still lose

Published in the Mail and Guardian in response to the Budget Speech  Rural areas have always been at the bottom of the list when it comes to healthcare and expenditure. By Daygan Eagar  Each year, at about this time, I start preparing to produce an analysis of the national budget and publish a statement on its implications for public health and ...

RHAP receives the Wits Team Academic Citizenship Award 2012.

On the 20th of October, the RHAP was jointly awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Citizenship Team Award for 2012. Academic citizenship refers to an individual or team’s cooperative involvement in the community of their Faculty, the University, the wider national community, and the international community of scholars, in deliverin ...

SECTION27 statement.

The Financial Crisis in the Eastern Cape Department of Health Threatens the Collapse of Health Services, the loss of doctors and a loss of life – National Government has a Duty to Intervene Urgently Over the last two weeks SECTION27 together with our partners the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), TAC, Africa Health Placements (AHP), Rural R ...

IST reports on the state of the health system and the public’s right to know

More than a year after their finalisation and after many frustrated attempts by civil society organisations and the media to access them – including through the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 – SECTION27 and the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) have finally been leaked copies of all the provincial reports compiled by the Integ ...