The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) supported by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will host the Lenasia leg of its “Our Rights” community dialogue series on Thursday, August 24.

 

The meeting, set to take place at Shari Crest Primary School Hall, will begin at 2.30pm and will specifically focus on the Right to Healthcare. Outcomes at the meeting will help inform research being conducted by the institute, which measures the South African government’s progress on Constitutional rights.

 

“It is very important for us as a research institute to ensure that our work truly reflects the lived experiences of ordinary South Africans,” said SPII Advocacy Officer, Angelo C. Louw. “We want to provide people with a platform to raise their concerns, and to be a part of finding the solution to these issues. It is easier said than done, but we are more likely to find solutions together.”

 

“We urge residents to take part in this informative dialogue because through such engagement, insight is gained into problem areas around accessibility to services such as healthcare. That it also feeds into research around Constitutional rights, makes it an significant initiative,” said Zinzile Mavuso of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

 

So far, SPII has hosted dialogues in Soweto and Eldorado Park on the Rights to Social Security and Housing, respectively. The dialogue series is a collaboration between the research organisation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Foundation for Human Rights.

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