Fatima, the coordinator of the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) treatment monitoring programme, is a commander in the battle against HIV/Aids. An attorney and former deputy head of the Aids Law Project, she remains an activist committed to fighting for the rights of people infected and affected by HIV/Aids.
She has been the attorney of record in several key cases against the government, big business and pharmaceutical companies involving non-discrimination and access to treatment. At the treatment-monitoring programme – jointly run with the Aids Law Project – she remains a committed grassroots activist. Fatima graduated from Wits in 1994, completed an LLM at Duke University and was awarded the Franklin Thomas Fellowship by the Constitutional Court. In 2004, she was one of the Mail & Guardian‘s top 20 under 40s, and has starred in the Financial Mail‘s Little Black Book and the M&G‘s Y’ello Book of South African Women
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