Monthly Archives: August 2012

OPEN LETTER TO LEARNERS, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND SCHOOL GOVERNING BODIES IN LIMPOPO FROM SECTION27

Dear friends and comrades in Limpopo

The right to quality basic education is guaranteed by the Constitution. It is a right that must be fulfilled immediately and in full by the government, through the National Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Limpopo Department of Education (the provincial Department).

Despite this we are aware of the exceedingly difficult conditions in which teaching and learning take place, and the challenges faced by teachers, learners, parents and school governing bodies in many schools in Limpopo

Exciting opportunity at SECTION27 – Vacancy for a Legal Researcher

SECTION27 seeks a Legal Researcher to: undertake research on domestic and international law on the right to
health; write legal opinions on domestic and international obligations in respect to the right to health; publish
journal articles and popular research reports on the law and the right to health; work with local, regional and
international partners involved in advancing the right to health; and take responsibility for SECTION27’s role in
the Joint Action and Learning Initiative (JALI) on National and Global Responsibilities for Health.

JOINT LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF BASIC EDUCATION FROM CENTRE FOR CHILD LAW, CALS, EE, EE LAW CENTRE, SECTION 27 AND LRC

We refer to our letter dated 21 June 2012, to which we have received no direct response.

In that letter we invited you to convene an urgent meeting of the relevant role players, including the signatories to this letter, to discuss a sustainable strategic plan to address the immediate and long-term systemic failures in the provision of the right to basic education.

SECTION27 calls for National Intervention in GDoH and needs-based budgeting to ensure access to health care services for all

SECTION27 has noted reports in today’s Times newspaper relating to the shortages in staff at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital (CMH) and reports of the shocking impact this is having on services in the hospital.
The reports depict the pain, suffering and risks that are plaguing our hospitals and clinics. They reflect the anguish of doctors and nurses. But the crisis at CMH is a manifestation of a far larger problem. It relates to inadequate budgeting processes and poor management within the Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH).