Our week ahead
11 September – 15 September
Monday 11 September
This week, Eastern Cape Community Mobiliser Fikile Boyce is attending various meetings as an Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) representative. ECHCAC seeks to draw together various health stakeholders within the province to try and address the ailing health system. In this week, Fikile will have meetings with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) as well as Networking HIV and AIDS Community of South Africa. (NACOSA)
Tuesday 12 September
Attorney Sasha Stevenson is attending a press conference, held by former Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke, the arbitrator in the Life Esidimeni arbitration. Justice Moseneke will discuss details of the arbitration, which is being held following the Health Ombud’s recommendation that an alternative dispute resolution process be entered into to determine mechanisms of redress and compensation. SECTION27 is representing 47 of the bereaved families in the arbitration. The press conference will be held at Emoyeni at 11am
This week, Limpopo community mobiliser Solanga Milambo will be in and around the Capricorn district with Basic Education For All (BEFA) to do research into the norms and standards for school funds. BEFA is looking to identify 10 to 15 schools within the district to conduct research. The team will also be collecting information around sanitation, textbooks and infrastructure.
Wednesday 13 September
SECTION27’S finance team, Rachel Milanzi, Elinor Kern, and Kuda Chimone as well as the NSP Co- ordinator Vovo Gonyela are attending the Sex Rights Africa Network Programme Orientation, from 13 to 15 September in Durban. It will be hosted by the Aids Foundation of South Africa. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 will be attending. This is an orientation programme for partners receiving funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Friday 15 September
Advocate Daniel Berger SC and the SECTION27 legal team – Nikki Stein and Sheniece Linderboom will be in the Durban High court, for the matter of EM v South African National Blood Service. SECTION27 is representing EM in his claim for damages. EM Contracted the Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV-1) after receiving a blood transfusion.