Tuesday, July 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 1 Discovery Place, SandtonDiscovery will host an informational workshop on understanding the healthcare industry. The workshop will be hosted by senior executives at Discovery Health who will take you through the latest developments in the healthcare industry, key policies and the basics of medical plans. RSVP to: [email protected]
On Tuesday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m nonprofit organization People Store Hosts the Mandela Day Initiative at Victoria Yards. At the event, they will recognize and honor the recyclers at their collective exchange store. This group of women participate in a program that addresses the issue of poverty in the community while also addressing the issue of environmental pollution. They collect recyclables in the community in exchange for points that allow them to access food through a Pantry swap store model.
On Tuesday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m At 31 Mongezi Street, join UCT’s The Nelson Mandela School and Opol Bindalo Food Gardens in dialogue on climate change and food security are pressing challenges that we must address. They will talk about how to collaborate with agricultural activists in Khayelitsha to enhance food security.
On Tuesday, July 18th at 6 p.m Exclusive Books, Rosebank Mall, Wits University Press, and Barry I invite you to launch a book State capture in South Africa: how and why it happened.
RSVP to: [email protected]
On Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12 noon Hosted by the New South Institute A Webinar: “South Africa: An Agenda for Reform.” The Institute will Provide a brief of their policies on public administration reform and institution building.
According to the invite, “The discussion will be led by publication author and leading researcher on government and performance in South Africa, Ivor Chipkin. It will build on the NIS Policy Brief on Public Administration Reform in South Africa, and address the following:
- Repeal or amend Section 3 of the Public Service Act, which gives discretion in operational and employment matters to the political executive; And
- Returning to the reform model proposed in the Public Administration Administration Bill.
On Thursday, July 21, 12-3:30 p.m In Durban, the South African Human Rights Commission has partnered with the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to host a day of dialogue, memory, nation building and address the “July Troubles” by drawing on the legacy of Sanusi Credo Mutua and President Albert Luthuli. The meeting will take place on July 21, 2023 – the birthday of Sanusi Credo Mutua and the anniversary of the death of Chief Luthuli.
Speakers include author Mmatshilo Motsei and Professor Pitika Ntuli, assisted by Professor Tshepo Madlingozi of the Center for Applied Legal Studies. The day will close with a tribute performance by iPhupho L’ka Biko. Durban TBC details.
To RSVP for this meeting, please email your details to Ms. Pillay at: [email protected]
On Thursday, July 20, from 1:00 p.m., joins dissident citizen Mark Heywood editor for the Nelson Mandela School’s Brown Bag Online series. It will explore strategies for social accountability and rights realization. RSVP to [email protected]. Register in advance here.
On Thursday, July 20, from 6-7 p.mAnd joins Adam Hochschild in conversation with dissident citizen editor Mark Heywood In a unique webinar: “American Night/South African Dusk.” Discussion will feature His writings, the importance of general history, and his views on historical and contemporary struggles for social justice brought to life in his books. Read Mark’s recent review of Hochschild’s writings here.
Adam Hochschild is one of the world’s most respected public historians. He is the author of 11 award-winning books, incl Ghost of King Leopold And Bury the chains. his latest book, American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and the Crisis of Democracy’s Forgotten Published in 2022. Record here.
On Friday, July 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m Join the African Climate Reality Project for the second part of the African Voices online series of workshops, discussing climate change and water security. Register here.
On Saturday, July 22nd at the Werehouse Durban from 4pm, The #X_Change Concert Xperience will be held for newly registered voters. Over the past few weeks, the GroundWork Collective #X_Change campaign, in partnership with CitizensZA, the Independent Electoral Commission, Futurelect, and many others, has ventured through the KwaZulu-Natal municipalities of eThekwini, KwaDukuza and uMgungundlovu registering over 6,000 new voters in their area. 20 activation and online sites under the hashtags #X_Change, #DemocracyNeedsYourVoice, #RegisterToVote.
Thousands of newly registered voters stand the chance to win one of 500 double tickets to the exclusive #X_Change Concert Xperience – a free music experience that will reward and celebrate the young people of KwaZulu-Natal who have taken the first step in making their voices heard by registering to vote in the upcoming 2024 general election, and becoming Active citizens who are ready to stand up for our democracy and shape the South Africa we all want to see. The #X_Change Concert Xperience will take place on 22nd July at the iconic venue ‘The Werehouse’ in Durban. The musical experience will feature an exciting line-up of South African favorite artists including award-winning Ami Faku.
in other events
On Monday, July 17, the trial of six men accused of killing Babita Ducaran was scheduled to begin but has been postponed to August 7. Activists continue to protest outside the Johannesburg High Court to honor her memory and demand justice.
Read more at The Daily Maverick: Babita Ducaran’s trial is on ice again as illness prolongs the family’s long wait for justice