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.

Statements, Press Releases and Memoranda

Complaint submitted by TAC to Auditor-General regarding government funding of NAPWA, 8 March 2004.

Editorial in the Sowetan, commenting on TAC's winning of the 2003 Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award
8 October 2003 (Word doc)

TAC Aims for 2002 as adopted at the National Executive Meeting. Released 24 January 2002.

Bredell Consensus Statement on the Imperative to Expand Access to Anti-Retroviral (ART) Medicines for Adults and Children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa (PDF). (Text) Released: 19 November, 2001.

TAC Statement to President Mbeki on AIDS as an Emergency
Issued by TAC, 13 March, 2001

TAC Statement on the Implications of the US Government's Complaint Against Brazil at the WTO
Issued by TAC, 27 February, 2001 

Memorandum Addressed to President Mbeki and Handed Over to Dr Nkomo at Parliament
Issued by TAC, 11 February 2001

Press Release in Response to US complaint against Brazil at WTO (Text)
Issued by TAC, February 2001 

TAC Call for International Day of Action Against Pharmaceutical Profiteering on 5 March 2001
Issued by TAC, 19 January, 2001

Press Release in Response to Western Cape Government Statement to Extend MTCTP
Issued by TAC, 30 August, 2000 

Statement by Western Cape Government Minister of Health
Issued by MOH for Western Cape, 29 August 2000 

Press Release in Response to Murder of Mpho Motloung
Issued by TAC, 23 August 2000 

Christopher Moraka's Obituary
Written by Sipho Mthathi, 4 August, 2000 

TAC Salutes the Sisilu Family
Issued by TAC, 31 July,2000 

Memorandum handed over at Global Call to March
Issued by TAC and Health-GAP,9 July 2000 

Global Call to March for Treatment Access
Issued by TAC and Health-GAP, March 2000 

TAC response to the offer by the big 5 drug companies in Geneva (text file)
Issued by the Treatment Action Campaign, 18 May 2000 

TAC's press release, following Pfizer's statement 
Issues by the Treatment Action Campaign, 31 March, 2000

Open letter to the members of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces
Issued by the Treatment Action Campaign, 4 February 2000. 

Open Letter To The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Of S.A.
Issued by the Treatment Action Campaign, 22 September 1999 

Open Letter Concerning United States Pressure On The S.A. Government On Compulsory Licensing And Parallel Imports For Medications
Issued by the Treatment Action Campaign, 05 July 1999 

TAC's Response to Edwin Cameron's stand on his openness before the Judicial Services Commission

Human Rights Day: Call by the TAC for the government to develop a comprehensive and affordable treatment plan for all people living with HIV/AIDS. 
Issued by the Treatment Action Campaign, 10 December 1998 

Global March Advertisement
Issued by TAC and Health-GAP, June 2000