SA could see a men’s parliament — aimed at institutionalising a responsive men’s movement to social and health issues in SA — by November this year. That’s the vision of the South African National Aids Council Trust (Sanac) and the Takuwani Riime Men’s Movement, which will convene a two-day men’s summit in Ballito‚ on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Friday. Deputy president David Mabuza is set to deliver the keynote address on Friday in which he will focus on the role men and boys can play in combating the spread of HIV‚ tuberculosis (TB)‚ and sexually transferred infections (STIs). Participants will focus on drafting the Men Championing Change programme‚ which aims to practically equip men to respond to the social challenges faced by South African communities. "The summit aims to strengthen the capacity and co-ordination of the men’s civil society movement by creating entry points for grassroots activism and engagement in local communities‚" said Dr Matome Kganakga‚ Sanac men’s se...

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