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.

12 January 2007

TAC refuses to be distracted by Anthony Brink's lunacy

The Treatment Action Campaign would like to inform the public and the media that it refuses to waste public resources in dignifying Anthony Brink's lunatic call for the International Criminal Court to prosecute its chairperson Zackie Achmat.

Anthony Brink's actions serve only to insult the rationality of all sane people and the difficult experiences of millions of people who live with HIV/AIDS in the world. We therefore ask that the media not to call our organization for comment on this as this is our official comment.

Our organization is currently preoccupied with preparations for mobilizing public support for the efforts of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and government to develop a new plan for managing the HIV and AIDS epidemic and saving lives in our country. We will not be distracted in this task. TAC will make public its plans to support the development of South Africa's 2007-2011 National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS in the coming weeks.