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Zackie Achmat

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Zackie Achmat

Chairman of Treatment Action Campaign(TAC)


Born 21-03-1962 in Cape Town

Zackie Achmat is the Founder and Chairman of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). He is also director of Idol Pictures and Idol Pictures Facilities. He has researched, written and directed various TV documentaries.


Business Address

32 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945


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Current Position(s)

Founder and Chairman | Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)
1998 - present

Director | Idol Pictures and Idol Pictures Facilities CC
South Africa | 1993 - present


Voluntary Worker | TAC's Defiance Campaign

Against patent abuse to bring life-saving treatment for opportunistic infections



Previous Position(s)

Director | Community Health Media Trust
1999 - 2006

Director | AIDS Law Project
1994 - 1997

Activist | Youth, labour, health and community organisations | Youth, labour, health and community organisations
1977 - 1990

Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1993

Bachelor of Arts

University of Cape Town

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Master of Arts

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awarded in 2003

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Western Cape

Awarded in 2005

Honorary Doctorate

Achievements

Awards

Peter Harris Fellow | Rotary International

Nominated along with the TAC for the Nobel Peace Prize

Ashoka Fellow

One of TIME Europe's Heroes of 2003 | TIME magazine's European edition

Named Person of the Year | This Day

The Newsmaker of the Year Award

Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights

Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights

Inaugural Desmond Tutu Leadership Award

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