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.

Eddy Marilele




Eddy Tinyiko Marilele

Date Of Birth



06 May 1977








Limpopo former Northern Province




Makhado-Valdezia Village outside Elim




PEC Chairperson and Volunteer Elim Office organiser




Diploma (Microsoft Office)







(015) 556 3341 / 083 687 4527

About Me

Eddy Tinyiko Marilele is the Limpopo provincial chairperson since 2005. He is a father of two, a girl named Buhle and a boy named Nhlamulo. He went to Valdezia Primary School and then to Rivubye High School until 1998. He couldn't further his studies due to financial constraints in the family. He started working for NGO's in 1996 of which some were his own initiative e.g. Valmayo, Peukeni which is a multipurpose registered youth structure. He has also served at the Valdezia Mambedi Community Authority for a period of five years from 1999 to 2003. He joined TAC in 2002 after losing a close friend from Malamulele due to AIDS related illnesses without proper care from the family and the Health service had failed her. That was a painful for them to watch her dying without a clue of how they could help her. That painful experience made him go back home to start an HIV/AIDS action committee and he was motivated for joining TAC and they formed a branch and started attending Provincial meetings and activities.