Our week ahead

20 – 25 May 2019

“Empowered women, empower women” – Kasi Turpin designs

 

Monday 20 May

SECTION27 Executive Director Umunyana Rugege, Head of Fundraising Elinor Kern and Board member Alice Brown will be participating at the Raith approved grantees governance workshops at the Raith offices.  These workshops are part of a process that intends to provide better guidance and support to grantees.

 Tuesday 21 May

Head of Health Sasha Stevenson as well as Attorneys Ektaa Deochand and Nkululeko Conco are attending the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) meeting in Pretoria. This is a multi-stakeholder meeting of the HSACF which aims to arrest the effects of corruption in the health sector, review measures that target corruption, investigate instances of corruption and ensure the recovery of funds from corrupt activities.

 Wednesday 22 May

NSP Review Officer Vovo Gonyela and attorney Ektaa Deochand will be representing SECTION27 at an Sexual Rights and reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and Abortion dialogue that is organized by Treatment Action Campaign in Limpopo, at the Collins Chabane council chamber. The primary objective of the dialogue is to promote a society in which SRHR and Abortion is valued and recognised. This will be done by identifying barriers and challenges faced within the Vhembe district. Young people and community members will be afforded an opportunity to contribute towards addressing the stigma and discrimination facing abortion and broader sexual reproductive health and rights issues.

Field researcher Selby Mngadi is attending a civil society dialogue organised by the centre for civil society administrator at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard college. The dialogue will look at the current state of Civil society in the country. In a session titled “Disorganised and desperate Civil society: In a hard state”

Thursday 23 May

SECTION27 Executive Director Umunyana Rugege will be taking part in the 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit held in Kenya Nairobi. The Summit aims to raise awareness and advocate for the success of the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model – profit with purpose – in Africa.

Education Legal researcher Vuyisile Malinga is attending the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa’s (ARNSA) stakeholder workshop. Vuyisile will be engaging in a planning workshop, which seeks to review and refine ARNSA’s vision and mission and to work out what its focus of work should be.

Friday 24 May

Education Attorney Sheneice Linderboom is attending the Equal Education Law Centre  stakeholders engagement in Cape Town. They will be launching their report on the State of Education in South Africa: An analysis of trends and issues characterising the basic education sector between 2014 and 2019. Sheniece will also be presenting on our work on Sanitation and Infrastructure.

Saturday 25 May

Field researchers Patrick Mdletshe, Sifiso Nkala and Fellow Paul Wasswa  will be facilitating an AIDS council  workshop with district AIDS council members in the Gert Sibande district. The workshop will focus on retention in care in relation to HIV/AIDS . The Gert Sibande district has a high number of HIV infected people and many patients are lost because of not following up or defaulting on their ARV treatment.