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FROM SA’S TOWNSHIPS TO THE WORLD – FLYING THE FLAG HIGH FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19

Lehlohonolo Motloung is a young man who hails from the South of Johannesburg in Lakeside Ext 2, Orange Farm and is flying the community’s flag high.
He is the Coordinator of the Community Constituency Front (CCF) managed by Show Me Your Number (SMYN) on behalf of SANAC Civil Society Forum (CSF) and NEDLAC Community Trust and has been elected to serve in the global ACT-A Global Covid Communities Board (United Nations) (GCCB).

SANAC CSF PARTICIPATING IN THE 7TH ANNUAL TB CONFERENCE 2022

Policymakers in health, civil society and community leaders attended the 7th South African Tuberculosis (TB) Conference at the International Convention Center in Durban this past week. The conference which began on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 until Friday, 16 September 2022 saw authorities reinforcing their commitment to the fight against TB.  South Africa is said to have tied with the largest HIV/AIDS prevalence globally have alarming TB infection rates.

Adolescent dying in taverns is an outcry for safe spaces

South Africa made international news on the 6th of July 2022 “Children as young as 13 among 22 killed in South African tavern incident”. This reality was a slap in our face and a call for us all to act. On Thursday, 14 July 2022 Show Me Your Number podcast we addressed “the importance of safe spaces in our communities” (click to listen to Lenaneo La Batsha Podcast).

STAND UP TO STIGMA

Stigma and discrimination are unfortunately of the learned behaviours rooted in perceptions and actions of our communities. Due to diversity, our communities developed a set of norms and values that are either based on culture and religion practised for many decades and with customs and rituals relevant and important to this day.

Media Statement: ‘Until we are all safe, no one’s safe!’

WE are the glue that binds many voices towards a collective goal of winning against COVID-19. These were the words of Community Constituency Front, co-chairperson, Steve Letsike during her support message at the media briefing organised by the Department of Health on 12 November 2021 where Minister Dr Joe Phaahla was the main speaker.

“RAPE EXPERIENCED LEADS TO CONFUSION IN OUR IDENTITY AND ROLE IN SOCIETY”

All human beings are equally entitled to human rights without discrimination, regardless of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, social status. They are essential to human dignity, survival and development and should be protected by law. Stated in a Bill of rights -Constitution of South Africa. 

“HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO POOR SERVICE IN YOUR POLICE STATION”

Story on the ground
“On 22 January 2012 I went to Elukwatini Police Station to make an affidavit they told me to write it by myself. When I told them that I can’t they asked me why did I go to school if I’m not capable to write an affidavit then they told me to wait aside until they finish what they were doing. I got the service after a long time and I was in the hurry to leave.”

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE COMMUNITY CONSTITUENCY FRONT (CCF) ON THE OCCASION OF NEW COVID-19 MEASURES TO BE ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

Today, 12 September 2021 marks 44 years since Steve Biko was brutally killed by the apartheid government. 44 years later, justice for Biko’s death has not been achieved because those in power decided to play “morabaraba” instead of holding the killers and their commanders accountable. This is a reminder that our freedom was not free – we achieved it because others paid the ultimate price through their lives so that we can be free. 

“THE DENIAL OF SERVICE TO A SEX WORKER AT A LOCAL CLINIC”

A client went to the clinic to test for HIV, a Health Worker could not assist her instead shouted at her and told her to stop sleeping around without using a condom. The case was reported by a client to an organization implementing Human Rights Program focusing on Stigma and discrimination to the key and vulnerable population. After the Standing Committee intervention, the matter was escalated to the Clinic Manager and the client is now on ART.

COMMUNITY CONSTITUENCY FRONT (CCF) response to the announcements on COVID-19 measures made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 July 2021

The Community Constituency Front (CCF) welcomes the President’s address on Sunday, 25 July 2021 on the COVID-19 response containment measures and mitigating its impact on the economy. As we move out of the peak of the third wave and pick up the pieces after the social unrest that tore through communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Province – we call on the government to disrupt business as usual and give social partners an equal seat at the table. Pronouncements like ‘’Wonderful meetings with the business sector’’ made by the President are not going to turn the tide but what will is transparency, meaningful participation and community ownership as the only sustainable path.