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
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.
PRESS ALERT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAC LEADERS TO BE BURIED AT OPEN FUNERALS ON SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2003
TAC members and supporters will be saluting and saying goodbye to TAC leaders, Edward Mabunda and Charlene Wilson, at public funerals on Saturday 19 April 2003. Hundreds of TAC members will attend these funerals out of respect for the dead, and to show our anger at the continued failure of government and pharmaceutical companies to make medicines available and affordable for poor people. Details of the funerals are below:
1. Edward MabundaPlace: Winterveld Multi-Purpose Centre Hall (next to Kgabo Clinic)
Time: 10 a.m
Speakers: Zwelinzima Vavi and Mark Heywood
Contact person: Pholokgolo Ramothwala - 082 969 8691
2. Charlene WilsonPlace: Eersterust (near Pretoria) Civic Centre, Cnr Hans Caverdale West and P S Fourie Avenue
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Speakers: From TAC, COSATU and local HIV support groups
Contact person: Sharon Ekambaram - 083 634 8924
Members of the public and press are invited to attend these funerals. Both leaders have asked to be buried publicly as people who have died of AIDS and not to be buried quietly or in shame. Charlene Wilson had asked that she be buried in her HIV-positive t-shirt.
17 April 2003