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.

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Vision and Mission

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


We are TASK. 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.


World TB DAY Outreach 2018

As World TB Day 2018 draws near, TASK and TBProof reached out to connect with local learners at DF Malan High School to educate them about TB and TB infection control. Thanks to Goodman Makanda (TBProof) for sharing his personal story and Dr Erlandy Basson (TASK) for educating the learners grades 9-12, on TB and…

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TASK staff ride for a cause

This past Sunday four TASK staff team members and friends took up the challenge to ride the 109 kilometer Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycling race in the world. This in aid to raise funds for bursaries to the university of Stellenbosch. TASK staff who participated were: Andreas Diacon Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier Duncan…

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