1 August 

The Education and Communications team will meet with the National Education Collaboration Trust regarding progress on the restoration of learning in Vuwani. SECTION27 has helped to raise funds to accommodate these learners while their schools are being rebuilt and merged. We continue to monitor the situation together with the NECT and Department of Basic Education.

2 August 

SECTION27 Researcher, Sfiso Nkala will attend a stakeholder meeting in Delmas Mpumalanga. Nkala, alongside the newly elected provincial office bearer for Mpumalanga will engage key stakeholders to establish a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) branch in Delmas.

4 August 

Attorney Kate Paterson and Intern Tina Power will attend a Global Citizens for Social Justice co-curricular session with 40 students at Wits University. They will give a talk on the right to basic education, as well as sexual violence. The Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) office has been conducting the Global Citizens for Social Justice co-curricular programme with students from various faculties. This is the second time this year that SECTION27 has been invited to facilitate a discussion around our work areas.

This program was designed to create an opportunity for students and professionals to engage with real issues that affect communities on a daily basis, so that together we can develop awareness around these issues and discuss different solutions going forward. This programme also facilitates discussions around how students can get involved in different projects or internship programmes.

6 August

Sasha Stevenson, attorney at SECTION27 will attend the Rural Health conference in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. The conference is hosted by the Rural Doctors’ Association of SA, Rural Rehab SA, Rural Nursing SA and the Professional Association of Clinical Associates. Together with Samantha Khan-Gilmore of RHAP, Sasha will be facilitating a workshop called “Health Care Worker Advocacy: How Can We Engage You?” www.rhc2016.co.za