“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”- Coco Chanel

 

Tuesday 23 April

Mark Heywood will be speaking at the GIBS-Indlulamithi Civil Society Dialogue, in partnership with BLSA Reimagining South Africa for Prosperity and Inclusion. His session is titled ‘Is South Africa’s National Budget Fair?  A look at the macroeconomics: revenue, economic growth and fiscal limitations in light of the Indlulamithi scenarios, the last ten years and the decade ahead and he will be in conversation with Marius Oosthuizen.

 

Wednesday 24 April

Legal Researcher Motheo Brodie will be attending the Global Action Week for Education – International launch event. The Global Campaign for Education is organising a high-level meeting of education stakeholders to engage in a public debate about the right to education in South Africa, Africa and globally. The discussion will look at the right to education through gender, disability and privatisation lenses, including the perspectives from the teachers and students

 

Thursday 25 April

Communications Officer Nomatter Ndebele is hosting a workshop with “ENKE: Make your Mark”. The workshop is part of ENKE’s ignite program which seeks to engage and encourage university students to be a part of youth led social impact programs. Nomatter will host a session on the constitution and critical thinking in relation to solving social issues. The session will take place at Waterval Estate from 9am.

Legal Researcher Vuyisile Malinga will be presenting on SECTION27’s work on advocacy and strategic litigation in a meeting organised by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The visiting delegation is composed of the education committees of the Myanmar Parliament to South Africa. SECTION27 is amongst other organisations that the delegation will be in discussions with in their effort to learn about our research and advocacy work in the education sector.

Friday 26 April

Field Researcher Solanga Milambo will be attending a Treatment Action Campaign Health Manifesto meeting in Limpopo, Giyani where political party representatives have been invited to present their plans for health care.

Attorney Sheniece Linderboom will be speaking at the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) who will be hosting a human rights Imbizo in celebration of 25 years of constitutional democracy in South Arica. She will be speaking on the Michael Komape case and the challenges this case illustrates in relation to government delivering quality education.

SECTION27 will be launching its Constitutional podcast series titled: United in Our Diversity this week. The show will feature constitutional experts, social justice activists and most importantly every day people’s stories regarding Service Delivery, the Elections, access to Education, Health care, Chapter 9 institutions and more.