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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 letter guarantees the right of refugees to health care at Provincial facilities: "Our policy is not to turn anyone away."
This response guarantees the right of refugees to access health care at City facilities: "City Health does not require patients to produce identification documents in order to be seen. This has been communicated to all facilities."
This memorandum sent to the City of Cape Town and the WC Provincial Government regarding the denial of access to health care at health clinics. The letter stresses that both the Constitution and South African refugee law guarantee and recognise the right of 'everyone' to access health care, including refugess.