SECTION27 is at the forefront of human rights activism in South Africa.  We operate as a public interest law centre and seek to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights.  If you are passionate about human rights and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge legal, political and social systems and positively influence society, working at SECTION27 could be the challenge you have been looking for.


SECTION27 seeks a self-motivated attorney with excellent legal and research skills to work in the organisation’s Legal Services and Litigation Department.  SECTION27’s legal work focuses primarily on access to healthcare services; improved access to basic education and nutrition; and the reform and regulation of health systems in the public and private spheres.

Education, experience, knowledge and skills

Essential: Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa; at least two years’ post-qualification experience; excellent English language and writing skills; ability to conduct legal research; knowledge of human rights issues; experience in drafting legal pleadings and legal opinions; ability to work independently and under pressure; excellent computer skills; and good time management.

Advantageous: Postgraduate degree in law; knowledge of HIV/AIDS and the law; knowledge of at least one South African language.

The position is based in Johannesburg. Please forward a curriculum vitae accompanied by a covering letter to by no later than 30 June 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.