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Pencil Power: Cartoons and social justice

How can editorial cartoons better connect the dots between the social determinants of injustice and not just the individuals who profit from it?

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Sasha Stevens speaks on “The role of civil society in mental health”

Annual U21 Health Sciences Meeting at the University of Johannesburg, 21 September 2017 “The role of civil society in mental health” South African civil society has a long and distinguished history in advocating for, working towards and supporting the realization of the right of access to health care services.

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The Week Ahead

Week Ahead 11 September – 15 September

This week, Eastern Cape Community Mobiliser Fikile Boyce is attending various meetings as an Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) representative. ECHCAC seeks to draw together various health stakeholders within the province

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Week Ahead 4 September – 8 September

“The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.”- Thomas Sankara

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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 2014-2015 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 servivces

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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...