SECTION27’s “Our Week Ahead” is an attempt to share with the public, the media and our partners some of our plans and activities for the week – we hope it will give you a glimpse into our world and encourage you to join us on our journey.

This week, SECTION27 remembers the life Esidimeni 37. These are patients who lost their lives in the past few months after they were moved to various NGO’s from Life Esidimeni. This is a tragedy that no family or person should ever have to deal with and we hope that authorities will act to prevent this from ever happening again. 

Monday 24 October

Executive Director Mark Heywood is speaking at the 2nd National Pharmacy Conference at the ICC in KZN. He was invited to speak by the SA Pharmacy Council (SAPC) to present on: Patient rights and the constitution. The conference which started on Friday 21 October concludes on Monday 24 October 2016.



“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires.”  – Nelson Mandela, 21 September 1953

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is today at a crossroads. The charging of Pravin Gordhan with fraud threatens to pitch us into a political and economic crisis which will cause untold pain, new poverty and inequality. At SECTION27, our work leads us to be daily witnesses to the pain suffered by children trying to access basic education in ‘schools’ and patients in hospitals and clinics. We work with our partners in the wreckage of a state that is failing its people. The latest political machinations is contemptuous of the daily reality of poor people.



Community Health Workers

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...