Monday 14 November
TAC and SECTION27 is conducting a Health strengthening training workshop. This training will be held at Enhlazatshe information centre, at chief Albert Luthuli Local municipality. The meeting will be attended by TAC activist, partner organisations and Members of the civil society at provincial, district and local AIDS councils. this training will track development of National strategic plan and National Health Insurance objectives.
Community Mobiliser Sifiso Nkala is hosting a capacity building program for the TAC in Mpumalanga. The program involves workshops that will capacitate members of staff who sit in leadership positions within the province.
Tuesday 15 November
SECTION27 will appear before the Health Ombudsperson on behalf of families of former patients of Life Esidimeni as part of the Ombudsperson’s investigation into the move of mental health care users from Life Esidimeni and the subsequent deaths of patients.
Wednesday 16 November
Community Mobiliser Patrick Mdletshe is attending a KZN civil society meeting. The meeting will be held at Gray’s Nurses home hall. Civil society will be meeting to discuss provincial strategic plan as well as reporting on all the work done by sectors in the province.
In addition, Patrick will attend KZN Provincial AIDS council meeting this is the last provincial AIDS council meeting for 2016. At this meeting, the council will discuss strategic decisions regarding Provincial Strategic plans for World AIDS Day.
Attorney Sasha Stevenson is attending the board meeting of the South African Food Lab
Thursday 17 November
Luvo Nelani, Ntsiki Mpulo, Patrick Mdletshe, Silomo Khumalo and Bhavna Ramji will be in Manguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal. SECTION27 is hosting a community platform to ventilate education issues faced by people with disabilities in the region. The platform arises out of three years of research conducted by SECTION27, which resulted in a report on inclusive education entitled “Too Many Children Left Behind”. The report, which reveals the dire state of education for people with disabilities, will be launched at the event. Members of the community, occupational therapists, and school staff will be attending the platform, along with representatives from national and provincial government and the South African Human Rights Commission.