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Dear Friends of SECTION27

We would like to hank you for your generous support and donations, it is because of you that we are able to do important social justice work that changes people’s lives. 

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Philani Clinic: A timeline of failure

A few meters from the entrance to Philani Clinic in Queenstown, opposite the gate, is a black-walled tavern. On weekdays, it’s as quiet as a church; but on weekends, music bursts out of its dark interior, cars line the street and patrons dance between them, holding beer cans and bottles.  The gates of the clinic are not

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Michael Komape


These postcards are part of the #Justice4Michael advocacy  campaign. Thousands of learners in Gauteng, Pretoria and Cape Town wrote messages of support to the Komape family or a message for the MEC of Education in Limpopo, Ishmael Kgetjepe, sharing their thoughts and feelings on the untimely death of Michael Komape.

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The Week Ahead

Our Week Ahead 4-9 December

The Life Esidimeni arbitration continues this week at the Emoyeni Conference Centre in Johannesburg. Family members of surviving mental health care users as well as Professor Ames Dhai, an expert witness are expected to testify.

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Basic Education Handbook

Legal literacy is an essential tool of rights-based struggles. Legal literacy seeks to empower people and communities without any formal legal training to know and understand the law and its impact, so that they can engage and apply the law in a manner that improves the quality of their lives. This is the purpose of the Basic Education Rights Handbook. It aims to empower communities, school governing bodies, principals, teachers and learners to understand education law and policy, and to know when learners’ rights have been violated and what steps are required to protect those rights.

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Section27 2014-2015 review

This is our latest review of South Africa's health and basic education systems and the work we have been doing to improve access to these fundamental servivces

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Community Health Workers

What we do

Basic Education

One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by Section 29...

Public Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health care systems...

Private Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable and private health care systems...

Rule of Law

We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise...