Whats Happening This Week:
CoRMSA Director, Thifulufheli Sinthumule is attending the 4thDonor Conference hosted by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in Pretoria, at the Southern Sun Hotel, Pretoria. The conference was officially opened by Minister Adv Masutha. The aim of the Conference is to create a platform for engagement and collaboration between the DOJ&CD and the donor sector, which includes traditional donors, the private and philanthropic sectors. The Conference will also focus on strengthening institutional mechanisms to improve and enhance cooperation between donors and government’s strategic objectives, as outlined in the National Development Plan and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Wednesday 31st November
In August 2018 CoRMSA participated in a National Health Insurance (NHI) conference hosted by Public Service International (PSI) speaking to access to health for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in South Africa. One of the resolutions from the conference was the formation of a NHI Task Team. Abigail Dawson will be attending the NHI Task Team Meeting advocating for broader and comprehensive access to health for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.
Muluti Phiri, CoRMSA’s advocacy officer, is attending Save The Children’s workshop on child’s rights and business principles. The aim of this workshop is to equip CSO’S and Trade Unions with knowledge of Child’s Rights and Business Impacts and CRBP; Strengthen Civil Society Organizations on child rights and business; To identify and understand contextual child right and business impacts; To map out stakeholders/sectors (Business, CSOs and Trade Unions in the province with the view of putting together a joint plan action for the realisation of child rights.
Thifulufheli Sinthumule, will be in Cape Town attending a roundtable dialogue on the Prevention and Combating Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. CoRMSA was one of the founding members of the Hate Crimes Working Group and has been making inputs and monitoring the drafting of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.
Friday 2nd November
Muluti Phiri will be attending the Provincial Steering Committee meeting on Unaccompanied and Separated Children Migrant Children hosted at the Department of Social Development offices in Germiston in partnership with Save The Children. CoRMSA is a key member of this committee and uses this platform to advance the promotion and protection of children on move, unaccompanied and separated children.