Online Health for All programme rounds off 3 year Community Voices for Human Rights series with Siphokazi Jonas and more

A collection of presentations interspersed with powerful cultural items will make up a programme focusing on health scheduled for Wednesday 7 April 2021, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The programme, titled Health for All, takes place on World Health Day and is organised by the Cape Cultural Collective in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights, the People’s Health Movement South Africa and The Claremont Main Road Mosque.

The programme can be watched on Zoom or on the Cape Cultural Collective’s Facebook page.

It takes place at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has focused our attention on health and its interconnectedness with the environment, the arts, health and many other social categorisations. We are living in a world of growing inequality, denying many of the world’s citizens access to quality health care.

Speakers will address the following topics;

●      Health as a Human Right

●      Vaccination myths and facts

●      Health benefits of the Arts

●      Challenges facing Community Health workers

●      The pandemic and mental health 

Speakers include Elroy Paulus and Nowhi Mdayi from the People’s Health Movement South Africa, Professor Sharon Kleintjes from UCT’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Hanif Vally from the Foundation for Human Rights. 

The programme facilitators are Zenariah Barends, chairperson of the CCC Board and Tinashe Njanji, organiser of the People’s Health Movement South Africa.

There will be several cultural items including a dance performance, poetry by Diana Ferrus and Siphokazi Jonas and music by Sibahle Sky Dladla and the Rosa choir.

This programme is the final in a three-year series sponsored by the Foundation for Human Rights. The Voices for Human Rights series included community concerts, workshops on the constitution and bill of rights and other initiatives.

The Cape Cultural Collective unites artists and communities and promotes individual and collective development through arts and culture.

The CCC has three choirs; hosts cultural and human rights programmes; does theatre productions; and has a poetry anthology and music for a short film. This year, the CCC has introduced additional programmes including environmental education and musical training.

Issued by the Cape Cultural Collective.  For more information, contact: Elizabeth Schutter at 084 6162687 or June Knight at 079 1835170 or Kay Jaffer at 082 2023131 or email

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