Week Ahead 1 – 5 July
“A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.”- A. Bartlett Giamatti
Monday 1 July – Thursday 4 July
Health Attorney, Ektaa Deochand, Education Legal researcher Motheo Brodie and intern Simphiwe Ntshangase travel to the Umkhanyakude District in Kwa-Zulu Natal to consult with parents on post provisioning in special schools in the district.
Tuesday 2 July – Wednesday 3 July
Field Researcher Solanga Milambo will attend a Residential Activist Training Meeting on Health System Strengthening. The goal of the training is to strengthen technical capacity for members and representatives of organisations to challenge/question the current resource allocation for Health in rural Limpopo Province. At the end of the training there will be a formation of Limpopo Health Crisis Coalition which will strengthen the Limpopo Civil Society Forum, it is organised by The Treatment Action Campaign and will be held in Tzaneen, Mopani District.
Wednesday 3 July
Field researcher Patrick Mdletshe will be chairing a KZN provincial civil society meeting, that will be attended by members of the civil society sector and representatives from district AIDS councils. The aim of the meeting is to review civil society participation in the AIDS Council and the Provincial Implementation Plan prior the KZN civil society provincial Indaba. This meeting will be held at eThekwini City in Kwa Zulu Natal.
Thursday 4 July – Friday 5 July
Solanga Milambo and Patrick Mdletshe will be attending a South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Civil Society Forum titled Universal Health Coverage: The NHI as South Africa’s Choice. The meeting will take place in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
Friday 5 July
Executive Director Umunyana Rugege will be attending the ISLA (Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa) 5th year anniversary at their offices in Johannesburg. ISLA is based on the belief that strategic litigation is an immensely strong tool for social change because it helps to reframe the understanding of entitlements before the law and it challenges the legal discourse on women’s rights and sexual rights. ISLA seeks to use the rule of law and African domestic and regional courts to advance women’s human rights and sexual rights. It will be the first Africa-based and -run strategic litigation initiative with a regional focus and expertise on women’s human rights and sexual rights.
The Week that was
On Wednesday 26 June, members of the SECTION27 team attended the Treatment Action Campaign’s provincial dialogue on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Abortion. The aim of the event was to destigmatise and raise awareness for increased access to abortion services in Gauteng. We produced the attached pamphlet for distribution to community members and facilities in the province.
On Thursday 27 June we hosted our annual corporate cocktail event generously supported by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. The event was attended by many of our supporters including donors, corporates who have heeded the call to invest in social justice.
To learn more about our corporate fundraising initiative watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ZmxygUF60