This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.

The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.

The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.


All materials on this page that have been written and produced by TAC may be reproduced and distributed at no charge and without TAC's permission, so long as the original writers are acknowledged. If you choose to modify the original documents, it must be clearly indicated what your additions are and the original authors must still be acknowledged. Please note, however, that some documents have not been produced by TAC and this notice does not apply to them.


Chief Justice Langa's speech at the AIDS Law Project Access to Legal Services Conference
17 February 2006

Speech by Mamphela Ramphele at South African International AIDS Conference
7 June 2005

Desmond Tutu's Nelson Mandela Lecture
23 November 2004

Edwin Cameron's speech at the launch of the book "Telling Tales" (Word doc)
19 November 2004

Anglo chief executive Tony Trahar's keynote address (Word doc) at the 2003 Nelson Mandela Award For Health And Human Rights, which was awarded to TAC.
Comments (Word doc) by Mrs Graca Machel (wife to former president Mandela) on the same occasion.
6 October 2003

Address by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane at the Centenary Reunion of the Rhodes Trust and Launch of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, UCT (Word File)
1 February 2003

Speech by Edwin Cameron comparing AIDS Denial to Holocaust Denial, delivered to members of the British Bar, London (Word doc)
27 September 2002

Speech given by Edwin Cameron at the launch of the Gideon Mendell exhibition. (Word doc)
2 June 2002

Judge Edwin Cameron's speech at the opening of the TAC ARV Conference (Word doc)     (Text file)
18 October 2001

Zackie Achmat's speech at the AIDS in Context International Conference on HIV/AIDS, University of the Witwatersrand (RTF format)
7th April 2001

Judge Edwin Cameron's Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture
10 July , 2000 

Winnie Mandela's speech delivered at the Global March for Treatment Access
9 July , 2000 

Judge Edwin Cameron's speech delivered at the TAC/MSF Satellite Conference
9 July , 2000 

Judge Edwin Cameron's speech at the second National Conference for People Living with HIV/AIDS
8-10 March, 2000