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.

Politicians and authority ---- where do we draw the line??

Some of the politicains, who are interestingly enough, are doctors themselves (& no the MEC is not the doctor, I mean real medical doctorsin this case), have been quoted in the media saying that no matter how angry the doctors can be they should respect the "authority"! What crap!!!! Respect is two ways, one commands respect by respecting others. Health care workers in this country work under very difficult conditions, especially health care workers in rural areas. Where the hell does the MEC get the permission to call them names and villify them at every opportunity she gets. She could have handled this situation much better from the start (Dr Pfaff case). That is not how a matured politician and a leader responds. Amandla to all our health care workers (black or white ---& why should it be about race anyway???!!!) out there who have sacrificed a lot of themselves without being asked, to provide the much needed services in our communities, your efforts are not going unnoticed!

Nonkosi Khumalo


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