The Thuthuzela Centre based in the Khayelitsha Day Hospital offers a vital service to the community. Medical coordinator, Dr Genine Josias talks about the joys and challenges of running the centre.
The Khayelitsha Police Station, like many across the country has to deal with crime and violence and in many cases a lack of trust from the community. In these cases, it helps to have a mouthpiece to help build bridges. The TAC has fulfilled this role.
MaDlamini shares the heartwrenching story of her struggle for answers after her daughter was discharged one day after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst on her brain and eventually passed away.
When Mandla Majola joined the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) his father was not impressed. He had sent his son to study law in the hope that one day he would be somebody. Instead, Mandla gave it all up to join a group of old women walking around in T-shirts that said ‘HIV-positive’.
When the Khayelitsha branch of the Treatment Action Campaigned opened its doors in the early ‘90s there was no way of knowing what an integral role it’s members would play in fight for ARV access.