Friday 12 April

Wednesday 5th:

Executive Director Mark Heywood is speaking at the Serious Social Investing conference 2017.  The conference is hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science, and Mark will speak from 11:50am, on the following topic:  “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world: Focusing on the role of social development as a key component of businesses of the future and to identify effective means of placing people at the center of business”

Thursday 6th:

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) is meeting with various ward councillors and ward committees in Isilatsha, outside East London. The meeting, which seeks to strengthen relationships amongst various stakeholders who have an interest in reviving the Eastern Cape Health system, is going to be hosted at Isilatsha Public school and starts at 11am.

Violet Kaseke and Ntsiki Mpulo will attend the Raith Foundation Reflection and Learning Workshop which includes a discussion about “what would a more socially just South Africa look like and how we can get there.”

Friday 7th:

SECTION27 will join civil society organisations in a People’s March to the Union Buildings to call for President Zuma to step down.

Venue: Church Square, Pretoria

Time: Gather at 10am. Depart at 12pm

ssa flyer

The week that was in Pictures:

University Gold Medal Award: Director of Litigation Adila Hassim at Wits University during a Graduation ceremony where SECTION27 was awarded the University Golden Medal award.

adila at witsuncle kathy banner

Hamba Kahle Uncle Kathy: This week, SECTION27 joined South African’s in saying goodbye to Ahmed ‘Uncle Kathy’ Kathrada. Pictured here is a banner that was hung outside the S27 offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


SECTION27 In the news:

Op-Ed: The madness of and evil of Manto and Thabo meets the madness and evil of Bathabile and Jacob

Measuring up the task of tackling HIV and TB in the new NSP

The Achilllies Heel of the new NSP: Accountability and Equity

Round-up of responses to SA’s new AIDS/TB plan

Our democracy: Fleeing in a marked police vehicle





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