SECTION27’s “Our Week Ahead” is an attempt to share with the public, the media and our partners some of our plans and activities for the week – we hope it will give you a glimpse into our world and encourage you to join us on our journey.

SECTION27 staffers will represent the organisation at various local and international platforms covering all the areas of our work.

13 October 2016

Mark Heywood will attend the Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: Leveraging Progress, Seizing Opportunities Conference in Geneva on 13 – 14 October. He will participate on a plan titled: Task-Shifting for 90-90-90: Strategically Deploying Human Resources for Health. The conference is hosted by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The conference will be followed by the IAPAC 30 year anniversary celebration at which 150 friends and colleagues will be recognised along with the awarding of the 2016 Jonathan Mann Health Human Rights Award to Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD. Our own Mark Heywood will be recognised as one of the 150 friends who have contributed to the programmes of AIPAC over the years. Congratulations Mark!

Ngqabutho Mpofu will represent SECTION27 at the Asijiki AGM in Cape Town on 12 – 13 October. Asijiki is a coalition of sex workers, activists, advocates, supporters and experts advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.


“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires.”  – Nelson Mandela, 21 September 1953

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is today at a crossroads. The charging of Pravin Gordhan with fraud threatens to pitch us into a political and economic crisis which will cause untold pain, new poverty and inequality. At SECTION27, our work leads us to be daily witnesses to the pain suffered by children trying to access basic education in ‘schools’ and patients in hospitals and clinics. We work with our partners in the wreckage of a state that is failing its people. The latest political machinations is contemptuous of the daily reality of poor people.



Community Health Workers

What we do

Basic Education

One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by Section 29...

Public Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health care systems...

Private Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable and private health care systems...

Rule of Law

We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise...