Friday 19 April

Educating children with disabilities

SECTION27 legal researcher, Tim Fish Hodgson delivered at presentation at the Disability Conference hosted by the Legal Resource Centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal from 12 – 13 November. Tim outlined some of the work SECTION27 has done in the Umkhanyakude District in Northern KZN. He spoke about the deficiencies in the Continue Reading

SECTION27 and Corruption Watch host civil society stakeholder meeting on the Market Inquiry

SECTION27 and Corruption Watch are hosting a civil society stakeholder meeting into the Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector. Tim Fish Hodgson and Janneke Saltner’s presentation has been attached below. The Competition Commission has also released important dates for the Health Inquiry. These have also been Continue Reading

Presentations: Mpumalanga NHI training

SECTION27 staff were recently in Ermelo to give presentations on the NHI pilots in the Gert Sibande district. Please find them attached. Gert Sibande pilot presentation NHI Gert Sibande NHI monitoring tool presentation NHI policy Presentation – Mpumalanga

SA AIDS Conference 2013 update: TAC receives the Dira Sengwe Award and issues statement

The 6th South African AIDS Conference opened last night in Durban. Sifiso Nkala of the TAC took the stage and accepted the Dira Sengwe Leadership Award on behalf of the TAC. The award “recognises ethical beacons and leaders in AIDS” and was awarded to the TAC in recognition of its critical role in the HIV movement since its inception.

The conference, as the HIV movement more broadly, must be led by the people for whom the ideas and decisions discussed at it mean the most – people living with HIV, yet Sifiso was the only person openly living with HIV to share the stage at the opening ceremony. In the tradition of TAC activism, Sifiso took the opportunity of TAC’s receipt of the award to address the conference audience of around 2500 on the challenges that cripple the health system, cost lives and show that the end of AIDS is not so near as some would have us believe.

Joint Press Statement: High-level Roundtable on TB management in South Africa’s correctional centres

Joint Press Statement: High-level Roundtable on TB management in South Africa’s correctional centres held at Wits

Members of the criminal justice, social justice and health sectors discussed strategies to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) – the leading cause of death in South Africa’s correctional centres – at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, 28 May 2013.