FTPL Patent Law Reform June 2022 Featured

As the World Trade Organisation again meets to debate South Africa and India’s proposed Waiver on intellectual property for COVID-19 medical technologies this week, Fix the Patent Laws Campaign adds its voice in support of increased access to COVID-19 medical tools for the African continent.

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2022 Budget Statement and Analysis

2022 Budget Statement and Analysis Featured

While some small upward adjustments will support school and health infrastructure rehabilitation and the much needed employment of medical interns and community service doctors, Finance Minister Enoch Gogongwana’s 2022 Budget continued to cut health and education budgets overall in real terms and fails to acknowledge the impact of Covid-19 on access to these fundamental rights.

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Health Reform – Perspectives and Proposals

Health Reform – Perspectives and Proposals Featured

Health Reform - Perspectives and Proposals https://section27.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/S27-CA-healthsystemsreform2021-21.pdf Executive Summary of the report: Health system reform efforts in South Africa appear to have stagnated. Following over a decade of discussion and…

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NHI presentation to parliament World Aids Day 2021

NHI presentation to parliament World Aids Day 2021 Featured

ON WORLD AIDS DAY, SECTION27 AND THE TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN TO PRESENT ON NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE BILL BEFORE PARLIAMENT 30 November 2021, Johannesburg -- SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign…

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SECTION27 calls for better security and safe infrastructure at schools

SECTION27 calls for better security and safe infrastructure at schools Featured

SECTION27 SEEKING TO INTERVENE IN YET ANOTHER UNSAFE SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE CASE TO CALL FOR BETTER SECURITY AT SCHOOLS TO PREVENT DANGEROUS INFRASTRUCTURE CONDITIONS. Tuesday 19 October 2021 – SECTION27 is…

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High Court declares Copyright Act unconstitutional!

High Court declares Copyright Act unconstitutional! Featured

BLINDSA AND SECTION27 CELEBRATE COURT ORDER DECLARING COPYRIGHT ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND ADVANCE TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FOR CONFIRMATION 22 September 2021, Johannesburg – BlindSA and SECTION27 welcome an order of the…

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SECTION27 to present on Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament 12 Aug 2021

SECTION27 to present on Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament 12 Aug 2021 Featured

MEDIA ADVISORY: SECTION27 TO PRESENT ON THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL BEFORE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON 12 AUGUST 2021 10 August 2021 -- SECTION27 will make submissions before the Portfolio Committee on…

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LIMPOPO SCHOOL PIT TOILET CASE TO BE HEARD TOMORROW

LIMPOPO SCHOOL PIT TOILET CASE TO BE HEARD TOMORROW Featured

We need action, not #ToiletPaperPromises! MEDIA ADVISORY: LIMPOPO SCHOOL PIT TOILET CASE TO BE HEARD TOMORROW 5 August 2021 – The Limpopo Division of the High Court will hear Rosina Komape and…

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Submissions on Copyright Amendment Bill – July 2021 Featured

Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13-2017]. 9 July 2021 - Executive Summary SECTION27 welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Copyright…

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The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s outlook for the healthcare system

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s outlook for the healthcare system Featured

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s outlook for the healthcare system 3 November 2020 - The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) delivered by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni on 28…

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Joint statement: As the rollout of school meals continues to improve, education departments must ensure that learners who are only back in classrooms on certain days, or learners who have permission to stay home, are still able to get food 

Joint statement: As the rollout of school meals continues to improve, education departments must ensure that learners who are only back in classrooms on certain days, or learners who have permission to stay home, are still able to get food  Featured

8 September 2020 Joint statement: As the rollout of school meals continues to improve, education departments must ensure that learners who are only back in classrooms on certain days, or…

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Executive Director Mark Heywood will be at the Health Law Project, an organisation established by Kelly Kropman and Sebastian Mansfield-Barry (formerly at the Centre for Child Law) and is focused exclusively on mental health systems

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"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

Netcare agreed that the HPCSA is dysfunctional and the issue is particularly concerning because the country has a shortage of health professionals.  Netcare emphasised the limitations on private bodies to train professionals proposing that the inadequacy in training capacity indicates a need for private medical training.

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#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A…

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#Comrades4Section27

#Comrades4Section27

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image media="52267" media_width_percent="100"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Click through to watch Mark discuss his 18th run of the Comrades Marathon and how you can be a Comrade of SECTION27[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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#FAILEDBYSYSTEMS Gender-Based Violence Publication

#FAILEDBYSYSTEMS Gender-Based Violence Publication

On 14 July 2017, SECTION27 launched a campaign called #FAILEDBYSYSTEMS in which a team of SECTION27 women and non-binary people published a series of weekly op-eds in the Daily Maverick focusing on different systems responses to the gender-based violence (GBV) crisis in South Africa. Today we release theses articles in the form of a beautiful new SECTION27 publication.

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#Justice4Michael

#Justice4Michael

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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