This week we are looking forward to sharing a few LOL’s at our fundraiser “Pay back the Curry”. Tickets are available through SECTION27 and all proceeds will go to our various community-based programmes.
Monday 21 November
Attorney Sasha Stevenson will attend the first meeting of HEALA (the Healthy Living Alliance), a coalition launched on 11 October 2016 with public advertisements aimed at obesity prevention in South Africa. HEALA aims to unite all like-minded organisations that support the right of South Africans to have access to clean water and healthy food.
Advocate Faranaaz Veriava will attend a meeting hosted by the Department of Basic Education and the DDG of care and support division in partnership with SGS Consulting. The meeting will allow various stakeholders to give input in the drafting of a practical resource or toolkit that that uses the constitution and legal precedence (court rulings) to guide school leadership, learners and their parents when it comes to rights violations in the school. The meeting will take place in Pretoria.
Field researchers Solanga Milambo and Tebogo Sephakgamela will be in the Waterberg and Sekhukhune districts in Limpopo, conducting school visits to do research on the Norms and standards policy in schools in the province.
Tuesday 22 November
Field researcher Sifiso Nkala is hosting various workshops with the Treatment Action Campaign in Mpumalanga. The workshops seek to capacitate and inform branch members about the work being done with regards to the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy.
Wednesday 23 November
The Save South Africa campaign will launch a People’s motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet, so that South African leaders respect the rule of the law and the values of the constitution. The launch will be held on the Wednesday, 23rd November at the Women’s jail, constitution Hill, 11 Kotze street, Johannesburg at 13h30. Wear your flag and come and join us.
Legal researchers John Stephens and Mluleki Marongo will be in the Eastern Cape travelling through the Nier villages in Peddie and in Isilatsha. The purpose of the visit to the Nier villages is to speak to community members who have been unable to access ambulances. This work is part of our ongoing work on EMS in the province.
Thursday 24 November
Executive Director Mark Heywood will attend the year-end GIBS forum ‘Foresight 2017’. The forum will be held on the campus and will be attended too by Premier of Gauteng David Makhura, Pierre De Vos, and Jabu Mabuza to name a few. The forum will draw on inputs from South Africa’s top economists, politicians, business leaders and leaders of civil society to share their views on the factors shaping both the country and the economy. The group will also discuss the possible implications these may have on all South Africans in the next year.
SECTION27 will host a fundraiser at the Theatre on the square in Sandton. “Pay back the curry” is a one-man comedy show, Directed by Mike Van Graan, starring Daniel Mpilo Richards. Tickets are available through SECTION27, and it is first come first serve, all proceeds will go to the community-based programmes of the organisation.