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 (TAC) is a South African non-profit organisation which campaigns for, and educates people about, life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment and for quality, people - centered health systems. We have offices in six provinces across South Africa, a staff of over 65 people, and over 14 000 volunteer members. For more information visit our website at


Based in Cape Town, South Africa. To start as soon as possible.

Main responsibilities: Initiate, maintain and develop international partnerships with progressive civil society organisations, and institutions working in HIV/AIDS and health; Identify key campaigns and issues of international importance, facilitate discussions about these in TAC and lobby for appropriate responses to these; Support and develop treatment access in the SADC region, through partnerships with civil society organisation; Work closely with SADC treatment literacy coordinator to implement treatment literacy programmes in the region; Monitor key African government's and political institutions' policies and responses to HIV and health issues; Coordinate TACs representation at international meetings; Communicate TAC international work and other international developments to TAC executive, staff and volunteer members.

Requirements: A postgraduate degree in politics, international relations, international law, sociology or a related field. Five years experience working in progressive civil society organisations. A track record of community based activism. A good understanding of the HIV pandemic and its medical, and political aspects and public health issues. Strong writing and public speaking skills. TAC will consider candidates from beyond South Africa's borders, particularly from the SADC region.

People living openly with HIV are encouraged to apply. TAC offers one year contracts - renewable dependent on funding and performance. The salary will be competitive and negotiable within our established salary grades. Standard TAC benefits include a medical aid, provident fund and bonus.

To apply send 1. a short CV with at least three contactable referees; 2. a cover letter stating why you are suitable for the position and 3. an example of your writing to: Ralph Berold, Human Resources Manager, Treatment Action Campaign, 34 Main Rd. Muizenberg, South Africa, 7945. Or email: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing date for all applications for this position - Monday 6th March 2006.