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.


ALP memorandum on state antiretroviral tender

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has written a memorandum explaining the serious problems with the antiretroviral tender that the state has put out.

TAC complains to the Competition Commission about the anti-competitive conduct of the world's largest pharmaceutical company


  • TAC lodges complaint against MSD and Merck over failure to license key antiretroviral drug, efavirenz, on reasonable terms.
  • Full complaint is available at:

TAC Electronic Newsletter


  • Briefing on TAC and SAMA v. Rath and Government of South Africa in the Cape High Court on 26 April 2007

Medicine Prices

See the latest (or nearly latest) antiretroviral and other prices in the public and private health systems.
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