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Zackie's life in a glimpse

Active in Anti-Apartheid Student Movement
 

Zackie leads class boycotts, attempts arson in protest and is arrested and detained.

Contributes to founding of United Democratic Front

Joins Bellville Community Health Project
- Works against HIV discrimination and prejudice

Joins AIDS Law Project as a paralegal &

Co-convenes National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality

Co-founded Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

Constitutional Court rules in favour of TAC, forcing government to provide PMTCT

Establishes Equal Education (EE)

Establishes Open Shuhada Street

Establishes Social Justice Coalition

Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure adopted by SA government based on EE campaigning

Co-founds #UniteBehind: A Just and Equal SA

Which was to be a coalition of movements and organisations campaigning against state capture

RtC wins case against sale of Tafelberg site

Zackie stands as independent candidate in SA national elections in 2024

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21 March: Born Abdurrazack ‘Zackie’ Achmat

Recruited to the ANC

Joins Marxist Worker’s Tendency of the ANC

- Resists Stalinism and dishonesty in the ANC and South African Communist Party
- Supports activists resisting the Chilean and Pakistani military dictatorships

Jointly establishes Association of Bisexuals, Gays and Lesbians

Becomes Director of AIDS Law Project
- Helps to set legal precedents on informed consent, correctional supervision and employment
rights for people living with HIV

Sets up AIDS Legal Network

TAC starts litigation against Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang to demand Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission

(PMTCT)

Government slowly rolls out antiretroviral treatment

Establishes Ndifuna Ukwazi

an advocacy organization working toward affordable housing in well-located urban spaces.

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Initiate Reclaim the City (RtC) campaign for affordable housing in Cape Town

#UniteBehind lays complaint against Judge Makhubele with the Judicial Services Commission

#UniteBehind lays complaint against 6 MPs to Parliament Ethics Committee

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