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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.
AIDS Law Project Press Statement, 9 May 2008, For Immediate Release
DEFEND ETHICAL DOCTORS FROM UNETHICAL POLITICIANS
DR MALCOLM NAUDE GOES TO LABOUR COURT TO CHALLENGE DISMISSAL IN 2001 FOR PROVIDING ARVs TO RAPE SURVIVORS
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa has made a submission to the Department of Social Development on the draft Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill. The TAC endorses their submission.
On Sunday 4 May, the Sunday Independent reported HIV statistics released by the Development Bank of South Africa. In particular, the report stated:
Join the demonstration hosted by PASSOP, TAC and other organisations at the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting on Thursday 17 April 2008 from 12pm to 2pm at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Also read the memorandum TAC will hand over to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASASA) has upheld a complaint by the Treatment Action Campaign against an advertisement for the fake AIDS cure, Ubhejane, placed by Zeblon Gwala in Ilanga newspaper on 6 December 2007.
The ruling is here.
The contents of Ubhejane have never been made public. It has never been tested in clinical trials. It is unregistered and sold illegally as a cure or treatment for HIV.
On 7 April, Thembinkosi Ntukani, 24, and Bonga Sibhozo, 19, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Nandipha Makeke. According to SAPA, Magistrate Robert Matshikwe said Tukani and Sibozi acted without reason and remorse and deserved to be removed from society.