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.
My name is Fredalene Ruzanne Booysen.I was born on the 3 May 1973 in the Western Cape. I live in Belhar, close to Bellville in the Western Cape.
I am currently the Provincial Organiser of the Western Cape, where I'm actively involved with about ten districts (Eden, Boland, Overstrand West Coast, Paarl, Oostenberg, Tygerberg, Nyanga, Mitchell's Plain and Khayelitsha) and close to 4500 members within the Western Cape.
After I matriculated I went to study at the Peninsula Technicon (Pentech) for an accountant. After my studies I worked at one of Transnet Unions and was doing accountancy. I was retrenched and started a new career in 1998 as a Hiv counsellor at an organisation called "Leadership South". I was an HIV counsellor till 2003 and became a counsellor's coordinator. Working in the Mitchell's Plain district, coordinating 10 HIV counsellors in health facilities in the Mitchellâs Plain district. In 1999 I started a HIV support group at Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre and found out about TAC, and the support group started to become involved 2002/3. I become actively involved with TAC, cause I was on top of what's going on in district, attended all forums and meetings and understand issues affecting the poor. I became a TAC branch leader and represented the district at the TAC meetings. I became a TAC district leader and was a real activist although I was still working for this organization. In 2004 I was the PEC chair and then became the Provincial Organizer in 2005.
I've learned such a lot and understand so much more about the politics that's going on in our country, our Province and globally, I'm more confident to engage in issues and talk about politics although I still need to learn much more.