What we do

Basic Education

One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by Section 29...

Public Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health care systems...

Private Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable and private health care systems...

Rule of Law

We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise...

Our Publications

Basic Education Handbook

Legal literacy is an essential tool of rights-based struggles. Legal literacy seeks to empower people and communities without any formal legal training to know and understand the law and its impact, so that they can engage and apply the law in a manner that improves the quality of their lives. This is the purpose of the Basic Education Rights Handbook. It aims to empower communities, school governing bodies, principals, teachers and learners to understand education law and policy, and to know when learners’ rights have been violated and what steps are required to protect those rights.

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Section27 2016-2017 review

This is our latest review of South Africa's health and basic education systems and the work we have been doing to improve access to these fundamental services. In this Review we reflect on two years of our work which took place in 2016 and 2017. 2017 was also the year in which we celebrated 7 years as SECTION27. Some have told us 7 is a good number, so in the spirit of good luck and all the good things linked to this number, we bring you two years of SECTION27 – but in easily digestable bits of 7.

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Towards Safe and Decent School Sanitation in Limpopo

If we, as the South African state, cannot include in our list of absolute priorities the provision of dignified and safe toilets to young children attending school, what kind of democracy can we really claim to be? Surely not one which genuinely values its most vulnerable services. This is the question that underpins this comprehensive report which has been compiled by SECTION27.

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People's Country Operational Plan on HIV and TB

With only a year until 2020 – and the deadline to reach the 90-90-90 targets – South Africa is dangerously off track. Currently 7.1 million people are living with HIV in the country. New HIV infections remain high, according to the Thembisa model1 at 275 000 in 2017, higher than the 231 000 estimated in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) survey.

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Health Market Inquiry