The TAC mobilised people & changed victims into activists - Sharon Ekambaram

In the Changemakers segment, Treatment Action Campaign veteran Sharon Ekambaram chats about the organisation, and commemorates 20 years of service, dedication and impact.

Ekambaram says that there's still pain and trauma regarding the struggles of the past.

It's like we're living in a completely different country when we look at how society engages with diseases like HIV and TB she adds.

We haven't looked, understood and studied how this disease (HIV) has impacted black, South African women.

Sharon Ekambaram, Treatment Action Campaign veteran

Ekambaram says that the TAC has brought hope, because HIV was seen as a death sentence.

She adds that the beauty of the campaign was the fact that it brought people together.

TAC remains a home for young people who are unemployed and struggling with their status of living with HIV.

Sharon Ekambaram, Treatment Action Campaign veteran

Click on the link below to hear more...


This article first appeared on 702 : The TAC mobilised people & changed victims into activists - Sharon Ekambaram


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
There is too much red tape around comedy in SA - Desmond Dube

There is too much red tape around comedy in SA - Desmond Dube

The actor and comedian talks about his career and the state of theatre and community theatre in South Africa.

'No, you don't have to pay' - Listeners share heartwarming acts of kindness

'No, you don't have to pay' - Listeners share heartwarming acts of kindness

702 callers say the 'goodness' of South Africans should be highlighted.

[LISTEN] Youthful ageing: Why young people suffer from 'old people' illnesses

[LISTEN] Youthful ageing: Why young people suffer from 'old people' illnesses

Neurodevelopmental specialist Dr Melodie de Jager explains why a positive lifestyle is key to staying young.

[LISTEN] Nduduzo Makhathini: a musician who doesn't want to be categorised

[LISTEN] Nduduzo Makhathini: a musician who doesn't want to be categorised

In studio with Phemelo, the 'jazzman' talks about his personal cosmology and how it plays into his compositions.

TAC: There is a crisis with the shortage of doctors in the country

TAC: There is a crisis with the shortage of doctors in the country

TAC accuses HPSCA of denying foreign doctors permits to work in the country while there is a huge demand for their services.

TAC: Qedani Mahlangu is a liar!

TAC: Qedani Mahlangu is a liar!

Former Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development Qedani Mahlangu has taken a stand at Life Esidimeni arbitration.

Popular articles
Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

The bank rewards innovation with substantial bonuses and pays according to output not hours at work, says Lesley-Anne Gatter.

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service.

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

CEO Dr Broomberg has rubbished reports that a KwaZulu-Natal patient died after the company stopped payments.

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa explains what you should do if you're the first responder at the scene of an accident.

'Zindzi's comments were racist and have nothing to do with the Mandela name'

'Zindzi's comments were racist and have nothing to do with the Mandela name'

ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang says South African ambassador to Denmark should be held accountable for her tweets.

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

His family believed he had died and performed a memorial service for him but now they are struggling to get him back home.

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is reportedly probing President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering to the tune of R400m.

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways who received the generous donation wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy soldiers, and it seems one made an appearance at Parliament.