This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. https://knowyourstatus.unaids.org/#unvideo

Monday 26 November 2018

Health Attorney, Nkululeko Conco and Community Mobiliser, Patrick Mdletshe will attend a regional training session in Harare, Zimbabwe on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The training will be attended by activists, NGOs and legal sector representatives who work on SRHR in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Community Mobiliser, Sifiso Nkala will attend an AIDS council meeting in the Gert Sibande district, aimed at evaluating progress against the provincial implementation of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/ AIDS and TB 2017 – 2022.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHAC) will hold a meeting to discuss the National Health Insurance Bill and its potential implications on the provision of health services in the province. SECTION27 will be represented by Community Mobiliser Thoko Mtsolongo, Head of Health, Sasha Stevenson, Health Attorney Ektaa Deochand, Executive Director Mark Heywood and Head of Communication Ntsiki Mpulo. The team will also work with coalition members, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Rural Health Advocacy Programme (RHAP), Rural Doctors Association (RuDaSA) and others to urgently address the collapsing health systems in the Eastern Cape.

28 – 29 November 2018

SECTION27 has been invited to attend the 2018, OSF-SA 25 years celebration in Cape Town.  The event will celebrate OSF South Africa’s grant making initiatives in the last 25 years. Representing SECTION27 will be Deputy Director Umunyana Rugege, Head of Health Sasha Stevenson, Spotlight Editor Anso Thom and Board Member Alice Brown.

Sifiso Nkala, Professor Mthembu, TAC Mpumalanga provincial trainer and Patrick Mdletshe will be facilitating a Mpumalanga Civil Society session on SRHR aimed at the youth sector. The training will be attended by members of the Provincial AIDS Council, members of civil society particularly from the youth and women’s sectors, sex workers and people living with HIV. The training will be held in Nelspruit.

Friday 30 November 2018

Paralegals Sipho Komane and Thembi Mahlathi will be attending the 2018 Health Indaba hosted by The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Future Families and Sophiatown Community Psychological Services. They will be presenting on results of research conducted by SECTION27 on the issues of access to health by indigent categories of South Africans. The event will commence at 08h30am to 15h30pm at Johannesburg Children’s Home 59 Urania Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

 

In Spotlight

Spotlight published a series of articles delving into a multi-million Rand contract between Sadmon and the Department of Health.

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/19/the-sadmon-files-1-government-pushed-r352m-to-controversial-communications-company/

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/20/the-sadmon-files-2-how-not-to-manage-a-government-contract/

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/21/the-sadmon-files-3-red-ribbon-or-red-flag/

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/22/the-sadmon-files-4-autopsy-of-the-phila-communications-campaign/

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/23/the-sadmon-files-5-when-social-media-doesnt-go-viral/

https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2018/11/20/sadmon-threatens-spotlight-with-legal-action/