SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. Our name is drawn from the section in the South African Constitution which enshrines everyone's right to health care, food, water and social security.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) is deeply concerned that Mr Solly Tshitangano, the former Acting Chief Financial Officer in the Limpopo Department of Education, was dismissed in December last year despite playing such a valiant role in exposing evidence of corruption and maIadministration in that Department.
On 28 August 2012, the Constitutional Court will hear the matter between Dudley Lee v Minister of Correctional Services, which holds serious consequences for human rights, public health and the fight against TB in South Africa.
TAC and partners will hold two pickets during the hearing, one at the Constitutional Court and another at Pollsmoor Prison.
There will be a media briefing at the Constitutional Court during the lunch break. The Court typically breaks for lunch at 1pm.
The Treatment Action Campaign, Wits Justice Project and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, represented by SECTION27, have been admitted as amici curiae (friends of the court) in the case of Dudley Lee v Minister of Correctional Services. Read the documents that will be presented…
Solly Tshitangano is a man who should be celebrated as a hero for his role in exposing irregularities in the textbook tender in Limpopo. For over two years he has been at the forefront of efforts to expose irregularities in the contract awarded to EduSolutions in 2010.
The People’s Power People’s Parliament: A civil society conference on South Africa’s Legislatures, (“the conference”) was held from 13 – 15 August, 2012, at the Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town. The aim of the conference was to open a constructive dialogue with Parliament on behalf of civil society and take up the call to make Parliament more conducive to active citizenship.