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.
Following years of negotiations between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project (ALP) regarding the SANDF’s old health classification policy that excluded people living with HIV from recruitment, external deployment and promotion in the military, in 2008 the North Gauteng High Court settled the matter. Pursuant to an out of court settlement between the two parties, the Court declared such policy as unconstitutional to the extent that it violated the rights of aspirant and serving members of the SANDF to equality and dignity, among other rights.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), supported by SECTION27, RHAP and MSF have been involved in a campaign to ensure that villagers in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape get a clinic which ensures their rights to dignity and health. Attached is a presentation…
Mark Heywood wrote an article for the CSI Perspectives 2013 reflecting on the relationship between corporates and civil society organisations that engage in advocacy. Attached is the full article. Section27
SECTION27 staff were recently in Ermelo to give presentations on the NHI pilots in the Gert Sibande district. Please find them attached. Gert Sibande pilot presentation NHI Gert Sibande NHI monitoring tool presentation NHI policy Presentation – Mpumalanga
SECTION27’s audited annual financial statements for the year 2012 have been released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). We are proud to say the organisation received an unqualified audit statement. SECTION27 2012 financial statements