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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.
This Saturday, 26 April, the day before we celebrate Freedom Day, the Treatment Action Campaign will march in protest against continued violence in Cape Town communities. This march aims to raise awareness on issues of abuse of woman and children specifically and to galvanise support for community initiatives that work to eradicate the epidemic of violence in our communities.
The protest action will take place in Khayelitsha and aims to respond to the levels of violent crime in the area. It has been primarily prompted by specific cases of violence, namely:
Saturday's protest action will take place in two parts:
We call on all people in our communities, and all local role-players to unite and stand together as we work to eradicate gender-based violence and abuse of vulnerable groups in our communities. We also urge government and local government and municipal structures to partner us in this cause.
Our action bears witness to the strength of our democracy and foundation of human rights on which we build our future.
Here are the key points in the memorandum that will be handed over:
We call for:
We call on all stakeholders, including government, to work together to achieve these objectives. We want to work in partnership with the South African Police Services and other elements of the law enforcement and criminal justice systems to achieve these objectives.
Please direct any inquiries relating the march to the following TAC spokespeople: