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.

Address change for dropping off food, clothes, blankets

For the last couple of days, TAC has been coordinating and receiving donations at its offices in Longmarket Street.

The NEW address for drop-offs, from is: 50 Canterbury Street (off Roeland Street), Central Cape Town.


Clothing donations

It's a truism of crisis donations -- that only half the clothing given is any use. Remember: it needs to be warm, clean and in fair repair. Fine to donate clean second-hand socks, bras, underpants and children's underwear, but women's knickers should be new (try Pep stores). Try to include items like sewing-kits, games, cards; also donate items families can use to store, protect or move their stuff (canvas supermarket bags, zip-lock bags, watertight containers, etc).

totally agree! We have been

totally agree! We have been getting what people throw away because they cant use it anymore,...........that does not mean that we can! we can only use good second hand clothing, dont give us used underwear!!!!!!! or one shoe!!!!!!!!! trust me it happens