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.
SECTION27 welcomes the promulgation of section 6 of the Competition Amendment Act 1 of 2009 (“Amendment Act”) by proclamation published in the Government Gazette on Friday, 8 February 2013. The proclamation brings into force the provisions related to a market inquiry, which will come into force on 1 April 2013.
GEORGE Orwell once wrote that “to see what is in front of one’s nose needs a con- stant struggle”. He raged against “political language (that) is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable”. Read the full article here….
On Monday, 4 March 2013, SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) launched the “Monitoring Our Health Report”. SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) spent the past year interviewing and corresponding with doctors, nurses and patients who are at…