Our week ahead
September 26th -29th
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the
Impossible”. – Francis of Assisi
Tuesday 26 September
Bhavna Ramji will be speaking at a two-day colloquium on a decent standard of living, hosted by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute. The purpose of the colloquium is to unpack, from a rights-based perspective, what would constitute a decent standard of living in South Africa. Bhavna will participate in an afternoon panel aimed at identifying what constitutes a decent standard of education, and how we get there.
Legal researcher Thabang Pooe and attorney Sheniece Linderboom will be conducting a workshop for teachers at Athlone Girls High. The workshop will be on sexual violence in schools with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of teachers. Our Education handbook can be read here
Wednesday 27 September
Team SECTION27 will be out of office, not to go fishing, but to make plans and strategize for the next three years up to 2020. The entire staff will be at Lilieseaf for the day and make decisions on what our focus will be for the next three years. We will share our strategy and vision in the next few weeks. MAKE DECISIONS ON WHAT OUR FOCUS WILL BE FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. WE WILL SHARE OUR STRATEGY AND VISION IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
Thursday 28 September
Executive Director Mark Heywood, is attending the “CONFRONTING INEQUALITY” conference. The conference will be held in sunning hill and also attended by former President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Motlanthe will open the Institute for Africa Alternative (IFAA). This conference will be different to the many other meetings on inequality that have been held over the years. We hope to “confront” the key issues of inequality and look at the data in a new way.
Friday 29 September
SECTION27 will make a submission to the Department of Health on the Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions. These are important Regulations in light of the risk posed by communicable conditions to public health in South Africa. SECTION27 has provided several formal and informal submissions on various iterations of these Regulations since the first draft was published on 25 January 2008.