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.

Salary Information

TAC publishes this information in the interests of transparency and financial accountability.

The various types of jobs and levels of responsibility are categorized under various grades, and vary according to people's relative experience and education. While TAC does not pay huge salaries, it does offer a generous package of benefits to its permanent staff including a medical aid, provident fund, an annual bonus, 21 annual leave days and skills development opportunities.

Salary Scales (March 2006 - February 2007)

Amounts are monthly gross income before tax and other deductions, but exclude additional benefits explained below. Higher amount represents the maximum that a person on that scale can earn.

Senior Management: R15 000 - R18 000
National and Provincial Management: R10 500 - R15 000
Senior Programme Coordinators and National Admin Officers: R6 500 - R10 500
Junior Programme Coordinators and Senior Administrators: R5 500 - R6 500
District Organisers and Junior Administrators: R4 500 - R5 500
Administrative Assistants and Receptionists: R3 000 - R4 500


Number of full-time staff: 63
Average monthly salary (mean): R6 908
Average monthly salary (median): R5 500
Lowest monthly salary: R3 000
Highest monthly salary: R18 000
Ratio of highest salary to lowest: 1:6 (The TAC aims to keep this at 7 or lower.)

Additional benefits

Equity information