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A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view, is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems, where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that. Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse.
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As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.
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I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
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I don't' particularly see why health should be treated as a specialist thing and the President of a country can't take Health decision.
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I get a sense that we've all been educated into one school of thought. I'm not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists, are people who would hold one particular view because that's all they're exposed to.
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I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about.
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I think a lot of the discussion that needs to take place about the health and treatment of people does seem to be driven by profit.
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If we only said safe sex, use a condom, we won't stop the spread of AIDS in this country.
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If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects.
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It is here that the masses that Frantz Fanon correctly called the wretched of the earth turn against one another not in rage, but in despair.
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It must not be heard, it must not be seen, that's the demand now. Why is Thabo Mbeki talking to discredited scientists, giving them legitimacy.
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It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs.
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It's very worrying at this time in the world that any point of view should be prohibited, that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.
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Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
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No longer will we be an object of fascination for others, who would consider us a strange and an estranged segment of humanity.
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One of the things that became clear, and which was actually rather disturbing, was the fact that there was a view which was being expressed by people whose scientific credentials you can't question.
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South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.
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South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.
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That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides this drug must be given to stop transmissions, again from mother to child, which is extremely costly and must be taken into account.
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The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent.
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The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living.
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There are certain outcomes in terms of the development of our country that are fundamental to the very being of the ANC and therefore our government. I will mention only a few of these, all of which are consistent with the provisions both of the Freedom Charter and the Constitution.
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Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!
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Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.
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We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities.
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We have been as it were bought up on a orthodox view. Certain things that one thought one knows - HIV equals AIDS equals death.
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We need to find these medicines that are properly controlled, properly tested, the general product and no counterfeits.
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We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
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We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population.
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Well, because lots of questions had been raised about the toxicity of the drug, which is very serious.
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When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
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