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.

Treatment Action Campaign
News items for 2001-2002

17 December 2002
TAC files contempt of court application against Mpumalanga MEC for Health and Minister of Health.
Newsletter (Text Document)   Notice of Motion (Word Document)   Founding Affidavit (Word Document)
2 December 2002
TAC submits complaint to Human Rights Commission Against Minister of Health and MEC for Health of Mpumalanga.
( Word Document ) ( Text File )
2 November 2002
TAC calls for march to Parliament on 14 February to call for an HIV/AIDS treatment plan
( Text File )
29 October 2002
TAC Calls for Support for Nedlac Process to Negotiate a Treatment Plan
(Report on Proceedings at NEDLAC) (TAC Congress Report)   (Webpage)
26 September 2002
19 September 2002
  • TAC, COSATU and 9 Others Lodge Complaint With Competition Commission (Webpage)
25 August 2002
31 May 2002
3 May 2002
  • Memorandum to Deputy President Zuma and others handed over in Johannesburg at Mother-to-Child Transmission Constitutional Court Case. (Word Document) (Text Document)
25 April 2002
  • March for Constitutional Rights - Fight HIV/AIDS and Poverty - 2 May 2002
    •   Johannesburg:
          March Commences at Library Gardens at 11am
          Contact: Pholokgolo, Lefa, Thembani or Nomsa -- 011 403 7021
    •   East London:
          Meet at North End Stadium (events from 10am to 1pm)
          March to City Hall (1-4pm)
          Contact: Ivy or Portia at 043 760 0050
    •   Cape Town:
          1 May - Night Vigil (8-12pm), St Georges Cathedral
          2 May - Rally at St Georges Cathedral (10am-12:30pm), March from 12:30-3pm
          Contact: Mandla, Thembeka, Nomfundo or Nondumiso at 021 364 5489 or 021 364 9514
    •   Durban:
          Interfaith Service, University of Durban Westville, 12:30-2pm
          Contact: Sizwe, Dee, Thabo or Desmond: 031 304 3673
11 March 2002
  • Judge grants TAC interim relief. State must provide nevirapine to doctors in public sector who prescribe it after voluntary counseling and testing has been offered. This is an interim measure while the case goes to the Constitutional Court.
    (Summary of Judgement) (Rich Text Document) (Text Document)
30 January 2002 29 January 2002
  • TAC and MSF import generic antiretrovirals from Brazil in defiance of patent abuse (press statement) (Q&A) (29 January 2002)
24 January 2002
13 December 2001
  • Judgement to be handed down in mother-to-child transmission case by the Pretoria High Court on Friday 14 December 2001 at 10h00. more information .
19 November 2001 8 November 2001
  • TAC wins the MTV Free You Mind Award, at the MTV Europe Awards in Germany.
26 October 2001
  • MTCTP court date set for 26 November: Court Papers

  • Details of Upcoming TAC Actions for MTCTP 

    • 1 November: Durban: KZN Interfaith Service

    • Venue: Gandhi-Luthuli Hall (West Street Entrance, City Hall)
      Time: 12:30 - 13:30
      Keynote Speaker: Jerry Coovadia

    • 26 November: Cape Town: March to Parliament 

    • Venue: Keizersgracht Street
      Time: 11:00 activities begin, 13:00 March begins

    • 25-26 November: Pretoria: Demonstration outside High Court

    • Venue: Church Square
      Time: 25 November Night vigil at 8pm. 26 November March starting at Church Street 8am.

    • 1 December: Johannesburg: Gauteng Interfaith Service

    • Venue: Catholic Cathedral, Corner Nugget and Saratoga, City Centre
      Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (preceded by a March from Library Gardens starting at 10:00) 

  • International Supporters: Please fax/mail the Minister of Health asking her to settle the court case and meet TAC's demands.

    • Fax Numbers

    • Cape Town: (27) (21) 465 7407/8
      Pretoria: (27) (12) 328 4773/4/5

    • Postal Addresses

    • Cape Town: Private Bag X9070  Cape Town  8000
      Pretoria: Private Bag X399  Pretoria  0001 
18 October 2001 12 October 2001
  • Zackie Achmat, TAC Chairperson has been awarded the first Desmond Tutu Leadership Award.
21 August 2001
  • TAC lodges court papers against the Minister of Health for failing to sufficiently implement mother-to-child transmission prevention.
3 August 2001