Advancement of clinical and microbiological research for diagnosis and treatment effects.


Standardised clinical trial services in pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical procedures.


Initiation and deployment of clinical trials data base management systems.


Accredited theory based modules with practical training for clinicians and support staff.

Welcome to TASK!

About Our Company

TASK provides a platform for the development of novelties in healthcare that benefit the community.

We are best known for performing clinical trials in tuberculosis (TB) in Cape Town, South Africa. The high incidence of tuberculosis in our region illustrates the great need for better diagnostic tests and more effective treatments for TB. TASK can provide assistance to efficiently conduct studies for diagnosis, treatment or prevention of Tuberculosis.

TASK now employs over 170 staff members and has invested in laboratory capacity and in a network of clinical sites in underprivileged areas in Cape Town.

Vision and Mission

Better healthcare starts with us. TASK provides a platform for the development of novelties in healthcare that benefit the community.


We want to be excellent. Do our work right and on time, every time. We own up, learn, and improve each day. We are TASK.


The Western Cape is among the areas with the highest Tuberculosis cases worldwide and we have years of experience in Tuberculosis  Research.

We believe in community

  • Kids In Action

    The focus was to encourage adults in the community to seek knowledge.

  • Delft WIFI

    TASK is one of the Main Sponsors for the DELFT PUBLIC WIFI Project.


Current Treatment Stand

Furthermore, TB is increasingly becoming resistant to the current treatment

New TB Drugs In The Pipeline

There are currently at least 12 drugs in various stages of clinical evaluation for TB

Clinical Studies

We do many clinical studies, click to read more about it.

Asthma Trials

We are looking for children and adults to participate.

TB Research

Tuberculosis is one of the major causes of disability and death worldwide.


Tuberculosis is one of the major causes of disability and death worldwide.
Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization. In 2014, 9.6 million people became ill with TB and 1.5 million people died from the disease.
TB is a leading cause of death for people infected with HIV.
In 2015, 1 in 3 HIV deaths was due to TB. Globally in 2014, an estimated 480, 000 people developed multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
TASK is part of the global research community that is committed to finding new ways to better understand, diagnose, treat, and ultimately prevent TB.


Applications open for the PanACEA Postgraduate Studentships: Submission deadline 19 September

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Postgraduate programme, which will offer candidates a unique opportunity to support PanACEA objectives and obtain a research degree. The research programmes will be sponsored by expertise core and other affiliated resources. Candidates will be matched to appropriate projects based on their scientific interests, experience and acumen.…

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TASK Team gives their #67Minutes

The TASK Laboratory team took time off work to spend their #67minutesforMadiba at Parow Community Clinic . The team prepared sandwiches and gave them to patients at the Clinic. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine…

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Getting to know the community

Earlier today our international exchange students, accompanied by TASK’s community engagement officer and CAB members, took to the streets of Mfuleni to gauge the communities understanding of clinical trials. A simple completed questionnaire offers valuable insight to further understand information gaps, if any, and help TASK as a social enterprise, address these in a meaningful…

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