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.
Community Mobilisation for Treatment
TAC Activities Around World AIDS Day (released 28 November)
Materials to be Distributed
- TAC volunteers in 6 provinces for the next two weeks will be distributing pamphlets encouraging people to go for voluntary counselling and testing.
- Posters will be put up encouraging people to go for counselling and testing. The poster message is "Get tested. Get treated."
- A full colour pullout fact sheet on antiretroviral treatment will be distributed in The Sowetan on 1 December and next week's editions of City Vision and the Mail & Guardian. Copies of the fact sheet are available from TAC upon request. We envisage making translations early next year.
- 28 November: About 2000 TAC members and people from the community of Qunu marched to Nelson Mandela's home to hand over a memorandum thanking him for his contribution towards fighting the HIV epidemic. The marchers also handed over a memorandum to a representative of the Eastern Cape MEC for Health offering TAC's assistance in the treatment rollout.
- TAC, LifeLine, LoveLife, Grip and CSA will be having a joint event. Starting with a March to Kanyamazane Hall in Nelspruit. The march will be in memory of those who have died of HIV/AIDS and to highlight the need for a fast treatment rollout.
- Night Vigil and Candlelight Ceremony led by LifeLine
- 1 December:
- West Rand
- Bekkersdal - March followed by Treatment Literacy activity.
- Kagiso - street campaign at the taxi rank
- Diepkloof - launch of a TAC branch, Treatment Walk and Pamphlet Distribution.
- Boitumelo - Treatment Literacy Workshop
- Empilisweni - Treatment awareness activity at an ARV site.
- Orange Farm - Treatment Street Campaign
- Ekurhuleni Region
- Natalspruit Hospital - Treatment Literacy Workshop, followed by a Clean-up Campaign.
- Alexandra - Treatment Street Campaign
- Tshwane Church Square - Joint event with Department of Health
- 29 November: Distribution of VCT pamphlets in Delft and Khayelitsha
- Khayelitsha Forum is having a joint activity with Tygerberg Dept. of Health
- Nyanga District is having a joint activity with City of Cape Town Department Of Health
- Kraaifontein branch is having a joint activity with Oosternberg Department of Health
- Michells Plain branch is having a joint activity with PPASA and Western Cape Department of Health
- Joint rally of COSATU Western Cape and TAC at Cape Town City Hall
- 1 December: TAC and Komanani will be having a joint event around the antiretroviral rollout and they will be awarding 10 caregivers with certificates of appreciation for work well done. The day will end with a picket in the Vhembe district where pamphlets will be handed out.
- Premiers' HIV/AIDS Indaba: This event will be held at ICC Durban from 30 November to 2nd December and is coordinated jointly by the KZN Premiers' office, KZN Department of Health, and TAC.
- TAC, Durban Municipality, WCRP and MRC will have an event on the 1st of December 2003 at Gugu Dlamini Park in Durban from 12pm to 3pm. All Branches around Durban will attend the event.
- Pietermaritzburg Branch will have events at Zethembe Edendale Hospital and Howick Clinic.
- Presentations by TAC members at different venues:
- Gugu Mpungose will address Ithala in Pinetown and Umlazi
- Promise Makhanya and Lihle Dlamini will address Clicks in Westmead
- Sindi Ngidi will address the Department of Labour in Durban and Excelsior Place of Safety in Umlazi
- Bongi Mkhutyukelwa will address Botha's Hill Clinic in Botha's Hill
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