2017

Day of Action 2017

In Cape Town there was a joint awareness campaign with the Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum, In Durban there was a march through the streets to the drop in centre and in Tshwane (Pretoria) there was the first football game with the SDP football team. Actions were coordinated by TBHIV Care, Urban Futures Centre, OUT Wellbeing, Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre.

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2016

Day of Action 2016

In Cape Town, the TB/HIV Care Association organised a community march which started at the Eastridge premices of the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre and move through the community of Mitchells Plain – an area reported to have the highest levels of drug use and gangsterism in South Africa. During the march, a number of signatures were collected in support of the campaign. Other activities included participation in the interactive photo project by the Cape Town drug user network.

An event was also organised in Durban, at the Durban University of Technology, including knowledge sharing and cultural activities with poetry, maskandi, pop and jazz artists, short talks from experts and personal stories from current and former drug users. Local celebrities and the cardinal also gave messages of support for the campaign.

For more information about the events that took place throughout South Africa this year, click here to read the full report.

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