SECTION27's statement on the passing of Ahmed Kathrada

JOHANNESBURG- This morning, with great sadness we woke up to hear of the passing of one of greatest anti-apartheid stalwarts, Ahmed Kathrada. Uncle Kathy, as he was fondly known, passed on in the early hours of this morning.

Uncle Kathy was a gentle man who despite facing years of oppression, came out of prison, still as gentle and humble and willing to sacrifice as ever.

It is this gentle resolve that distinguished this freedom fighter.

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The Week Ahead

Our week ahead 27- 31 March

“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.” – William S. Burroughs”

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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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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...