27 June to 01 July 2016

Monday 27 June:

SECTION27 welcomes one of two new SLSJ interns Rose Msomi. Rose is in her second year of her LLB degree and an enthusiastic member of the newly formed SLSJ UP branch.

SECTION27 Intern

Mark Heywood will be participating in a panel discussion held by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre on regional health litigation training from 12h00 until 13h00. He will be focusing on removing legal barriers to treatment and strategies to ensure change. The entire training will take place from 27-29 June

Tuesday 28 June

SECTION27 will host a talk by Moeletsi Mbeki. It will be on his latest book, ‘A manifesto for Social Change’ and will start at 16h00. Please RSVP to: koitsioe@section27.org.za or call 011 356 4100 as there is limited space. Venue: 1st floor, 87 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Wednesday 29 June

Kate Paterson and Tina Power will attend a panel discussion on “Sexual Violence and Voice” hosted by the Soul City Institute in partnership with the Department of Health. Young women from #FeesMustFall, Rise Young Women’s Club and #RUReferenceList will be discussing violence against women.

All week

Since 18 May 2016, SECTION27, the National Education Collaboration Trust, Basic Education For All and the Kagiso Trust have been raising money to help restore learning and teaching in Vuwani, Limpopo. A national emergency arose when 52, 821 children were affected by school closures in the area after 26 schools were burnt and/or vandalised. To-date R2,719, 856. 00 has been raised in cash and in kind. The fundraising drive continues this week. You can read the list of critical requirements needed here. Please donate to this cause if you can. Cash donations can be made directly into the NECT special funds bank account or through the crowdfunding page.

In case you missed it:

Bold and ambitious action needed to improve medicine stock outs

The Stop Stock Outs Report was launched at the National Health Assembly in Cape Town on Friday 24 June 2016. Not a pretty picture in Mpumalanga, Free State and Gauteng in particular. The full report can be accessed at Stop Stock Outs Report 2015.

Bongani Nkala & others v Harmony Gold & others

The judgment in six applications for leave to appeal was handed down on 24 June 2016

On 23 June 2016, the South Gauteng High Court heard applications for leave to appeal the whole of its judgement brought by the mining companies, including Harmony Gold, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Gold Fields, DRD Gold, Anglo American and African Rainbow Minerals. The summary of the judgement is available on our website.

The country’s not for burning

On 23 June, Daily Maverick published Mark’s article titled “The Country’s Not for Burning: Ruminations on Julius Malema and the threat of violence.” Read it here.

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