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Tree School case goes to court

The application seeks to ensure that the learners of Makangwane School are taught in safe and adequate school facilities before 17 July 2018, which is when the third school term begins.

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Week Ahead 25 June – 29 June

SECTION27’s Deputy Director, Umunyana Rugege, is at the Budget Justice Coalition retreat in Franschhoek until Wednesday, 27 June. Civil society organisations intend to develop a collective strategy to guide the use of budget

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Ongoing delays in the Health Market Inquiry impacts right to health

The findings and recommendations of the HMI are critical to the public debate on the National Health Insurance and the Medical Schemes Bills, and thus it is critical that these findings are made public as a matter of urgency. 

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Budget Justice Coalition Submission: Mitigating the impact of the increase in the VAT rate on poor and low-income households

We fully support the establishment of this Expert Panel to consider appropriate mechanisms to ameliorate the impact of the VAT increase on poor and low-income households.

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Week Ahead 18 – 22 June 2018

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

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Week Ahead 11 – 15 June

Congratulations Mark for completing your 19th Comrades Marathon. And well done for raising R36 000 for the Hillcrest HIV Centre with generous donations from President Cyril Ramaphosa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Director General

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SECTION27 condemns protests that violate the rights of vulnerable people

We call on national trade union leaders, from COSATU, SAFTU, FEDUSA and NACTU as well as religious leaders to step in to help resolve this ongoing crisis and assist in urgently restoring healthcare services in the province.
Lives are being lost. This is an emergency.

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Judge GC Muller ruling on SECTION27 application for leave to appeal

5 June 2018, Johannesburg – SECTION27, representing the Komape family notes the ruling of Judge GC Muller in the Limpopo High Court in respect of the application for leave to appeal in the Michael Komape trial. 

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Silence over ambulance ‘strike’ in Eastern Cape

ECHCAC calls on the provincial and national health departments to urgently intervene before any more lives are lost. The Coalition urges the departments to act swiftly to avoid the situation degenerating to the state which occurred in the North

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Makangwane Secondary School – A decade of neglect and broken promises

Learners at Makangwane Secondary School in Nonparella, Limpopo are being taught under trees since January this year when part of the school roof was ripped off during a storm and the remaining structure posed a threat to the safety

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Week ahead 28 May – 1 June

28 May is global menstrual hygiene day. #NoMoreLimits. http://menstrualhygieneday.org/. Executive Director Mark Heywood will attend a meeting at the Wits School of Clinical Medicine (Wits) to discuss service delivery

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SECTION27 statement on recent sexual harassment allegations

We further support swift disciplinary processes that prioritise the safety of staff and which seek to ensure that predatory behaviour is dealt with immediately and in terms of the due processes of the law.

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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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Week Ahead 21 – 25 May

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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Komape family applies for leave to appeal court judgment

JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2018 – SECTION27, representing Michael Komape’s family, has started proceedings to appeal the judgement handed down in the Limpopo High Court. The judgement rejected the civil claim by the Komape family for damages

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