23 – 26 April
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” ― Frederick Douglass
Monday 23 April
Senior Communications Officer, Ntsiki Mpulo will attend the launch of the Mandela Day 2018 Centenary Celebration. The campaign prompts global citizens to take #ActionAgainstPoverty, inspire change and make everyday a Mandela Day. On the day, various stakeholders will exhibit their respective Mandela Day initiatives including the #Trek4Mandela initiative which aims to raise funds for #Caring4Girls a charity that provide sanitary pads for girls in school. This initiative is in line with SECTION27’s advocacy for government to provide pads in schools as part of its sexual and reproductive health right’s work.
Field Researcher Sifiso Nkala, will convene a meeting of Msukaligwa Civil Society representatives along with the provincial AIDS co-ordinator. The meeting is designed to work out a fresh mandate and to report on the progress regarding the fight against HIV, TB and STIs whilst ensuring health care systems are strengthened.
Head of Health Sasha Stevenson, Field Researcher Patrick Mdletshe, Advocacy Officer Vuyokazi Gonyela and Researcher Tendai Mafuma will be attending a Stop Stockouts Project steering committee meeting which aims to address the ongoing crisis in the delivery of medicines in the North West province.
SECTION27 was in the Polokwane High Court to receive the judgment in the Rosina Komape vs the Department of Basic Education. We have issued a short statement on the judgment. Please read it here.
Tuesday 24 April
Sifiso Nkala will conduct a workshop with Ermelo Correctional services inmates where he has established a good relationship particularly regarding Sexual Reproductive Health Rights as well as monitoring TB in prisons.
On 24 -25 April Field Researcher Patrick Mdletshe will be attending the Adolescent Girls and Young Women HIV prevention summit. The summit aims to look at programmes and interventions on HIV and AIDS in the country as South Africa is still reporting more than 2350 new infections per week. The meeting will be held at OR Tambo hotel from 9am to 5pm.
Thursday 26 April
On Thursday 26 April 2018, Sifiso Nkala will be meeting with BroadReach Healthcare, an organisation that works with governments to deliver healthcare services, with regard challenges faced by their health staff which interfere with the access to quality health services of patients.
Please note that our offices will be closed from 27 April to 2 May. We will reopen on 2 May.