Friday 19 April

Week Ahead

19 – 23 August 2019

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved

Tuesday 20 August

SECTION27 will attend Justice Edwin Cameron’s Special Ceremonial Session at the Constitutional Court to mark his retirement. The Chief Justice and other Justices of the Constitutional Court, representatives of the Executive and Parliament as well as members of the legal profession will participate in this event.

Head of the Health Rights programme, Sasha Stevenson will participate in a Mail&Guardian panel on the National Health Insurance Bill. The panel will include Russell Rensburg of the Rural Health Advocacy Programme, Dr Anban Pillay, Deputy Director General, SA National Health Insurance, SA National Department of Health and Dr Bandile Masuku, MEC for Health, Gauteng amongst representatives from medical schemes, academics and other civil society organisations.

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/77516-mail-guardian-national-health-insurance-2019/#/

Tuesday 20, 21 and 23 August

Nkululeko Conco will be attending the public hearings of the Section 59 Investigation Panel at the Council for Medical Schemes’ office in Centurion. The Council for Medical Schemes launched the Section 59 Investigation Panel in order to investigate alleged race discrimination by medical schemes against service providers. Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (SC) will chaired the panel alongside Advocates Adila Hassim and Kerry Williams.

Thursday 22 August

SECTION27 will host a panel discussion where we will unpack the journey of the Komape family as they seek #Justice4Michael, and their efforts to address unacceptable school sanitation in Limpopo. This is in the build up to a hearing in the Supreme Court of Appeal on 2 September 2019. The discussants will be Dr Faranaaz Veriava SECTION27 Head of Education, Hopolang Selebalo Equal Education Co-Head of Research and Dr Emile Zitzke Senior Lecturer WITS School of Law.  SECTION27 Executive Director Umunyana Rugege will moderate the discussion. All are welcome and can RSVP to pikoli@section27.org.za

Spotlight

The plan to revive medicines regulation in South Africa
https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/08/14/the-plan-to-revive-medicines-regulation-in-south-africa/

New tuberculosis medicine studied in South Africa approved in United States
https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/08/14/new-tuberculosis-medicine-studied-in-south-africa-approved-in-united-states/

Opinion: Right of access to affordable meds watered down in Presidential Compact
https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/2019/08/12/opinion-right-of-access-to-affordable-meds-watered-down-in-presidential-compact/

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