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.

Health Finance

AIDS: A multigenerational challenge - Providing a robust and long-term response

Gregg Gonsalves of ARASA has delivered a hard-hitting speech at UNGASS, rebutting the arguments of conservative public health officials who claim that over-expenditure on AIDS ignores other developing world health needs.

Open letter and call to action on TB/HIV to governments of the world signed by 204 civil society organizations


Open Letter to the Governments of the World:


TAC/ALP statements on the Minister of Finance's 2008/9 Budget

Read TAC's analysis of the budget so far as it is relevant to health and HIV. Also read Adila Hassim's Business Day article on why needs-based budgeting for health must be adopted.

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • Judgment will be handed down in TAC and Others v. MEC for Health, Western Cape and Others in Cape High Court at 10:15am Tuesday, 26 June 2007.

TAC and patients with chronic conditions file urgent court application to reinstate dismissed health workers

 On Friday, the Treatment Action Campaign and five patients, and parents of patients, who receive chronic medication at Khayelitsha's health facilities lodged an urgent application in the Cape High Court.

Statement on public service strike

Public service strike: Paying workers more is critical to addressing a much wider crisis

I am still trying to work with passion, but the conditions are demoralising. The workload increases by the day.

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • TAC NEC commends progress in national response to AIDS - Now for implementation
  • Find the money, reverse the cuts, stop the closures - Submission by Dr. Lydia Cairncross to Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Public Budget Hearings

March to the Third Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in Johannesburg


Today, various groups representing people with HIV will march to the Third Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in Johannesburg. The march begins at 12pm at George Lee Park in Sandton. Contact Regis Mtutu for details on 084 310 8614.

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • Getting treatment to Westville Prisoners

Heroes to Zeroes

 Jonathan Berger is a researcher in and head of the Aids Law Project's Law and Treatment Access Unit

Perhaps a touch naive, perhaps the eternal optimist, but I was surprised to read The Weekender's hero-rated/zero-rated column of April 29-30.

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