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Exciting Opportunity – Vacancy

SECTION27 is seeking to enhance and expand its Friends campaign and to enter into a second phase of a Corporate Challenge campaign to recruit new corporate donors. It is seeking a suitably qualified applicant

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Civil society organisations test government’s commitment to human rights

South Africa risks continued failures to fulfil its human rights obligations to people if the government’s austerity policy is maintained, civil society organisations have warned at the United Nations Committee on Economic

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The Week Ahead

Our Week Ahead 22 – 26 October 2018

Senior Communications Officer Ngqabutho Mpofu, Budget Analyst Daniel McLaren and Multimedia Specialist Rapelang Ntamu are in Cape Town for week long events geared towards helping civil society better understand…

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CEO Challenge

SECTION27 Challenges CEOs to invest R500 000 in Social Justice!

SECTION27 is Challenging all CEOs to invest R500 000 towards a Social Justice Legacy! Inequality and Poverty is expensive for people, country and business, join the fight TODAY! His body was later found in the pit after he fell into the dilapidated

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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.

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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...