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.
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.
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.)
Contract length: 12 months
Vacation days offered to staff: 21 days
Maximum paid sick leave for staff: 12 days per annum (36 days/3 years)
Maternity benefit: 4 months paid leave conditional on at least one year of service
Medical scheme offered to fulltime staff at TAC's expense: Discovery Essential Priority (Dependant premiums are paid by the employee.)
Employee benefit scheme compulsory for all fulltime staff: Metropolitan Rainmaker (The TAC contributes 7.5% of employee's monthly salary. Employee contributes a further 7.5% of salary.)
Bonus given to all fulltime staff
Study benefits: At the discretion of the secretariat, up to R3,000.
Car benefit: In cases where the organisation believes it will directly benefit from a staff member having access to a vehicle, financial assistance is given toward the employee purchasing a car.
Number of black fulltime staff members: 59 of 63 (94%)
Number of female fulltime staff members: 48 of 63 (62%)
Number of staff openly living with HIV/AIDS: 15 of 63 (24%)