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.

Sidney Makgari




Sidney B Makgari

Date Of Birth



03 March 1980





HIV Status



HIV Positive living openly








Tladi Location Soweto




COJ Organiser




Grade 12







073 464 9919

About Me

Sydney Makgari is currently a C.O.J organizer, staying in Soweto. He tested HIV positive in June 2002. He joined TAC before finding out about his status. He lives a healthy life and likes to encourage young people to take care of themselves and if its time to take antiretrovirals, do so before its too late. He started working at the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in 1999 February. From then he moved to work at National youth power networking as a National organizer.