TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.
A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.
New drug combinations tested in the country may be a lifeline to those with TB most unlikely to survive it.
Every year, almost 500 000 people in South Africa develop TB and only half will ever be cured - see why.
Today, SA is seeing fewer new TB cases and deaths than ever before.