This Friday our Executive Director Mark Heywood sets off on the first leg of the grueling Joberg2C mountain bike race. It’s 900 km of off-road riding and Mark will be keeping us updated at every stage in draw attention to the important work we do here at SECTION27 and to help shine a light on the insurmountable hurdles many South Africans face in the attempts to access quality healthcare and basic education.

Read Mark’s letter about this endeavour to learn more about this exciting race, what it means to us at SECTION27, and how you can help!

Follow Mark’s progress on out Facebook and Twitter.

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Also on Friday, Kate Paterson and some colleagues will be heading out to Katlehong to hold a sexual violence training workshop with some of the community members after which they will head to Sijabulile High School to hold the second half of a two-part Know Your Constitution workshop with the learners, who are a bright and engaging group. This week will have them dividing into groups to conduct a mock parliament session around the issue of sexual violence in schools.