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.
This film festival is a celebration of identify and freedom.
To really appreciate it we have to reflect on the history of the Gay and Lesbian Movement in South Africa. But there is not time for me to do that now.
The Detention Justice Forum, a civil society coalition that seeks to protect the human rights of those that are detained, calls for Macintosh Polela, spokesperson for the Hawks, to publically retract his statement made over Twitter on the news of JubJub’s sentencing: “I trust that JubJub’s supporters gave him a jar of Vaseline to take to prison.”
SECTION27 welcomes the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP), which was launched on 11 October 2012 and congratulates the Minister of Health as the ISHP has been identified as one of the components on NHI. An effective ISHP is also a vital intervention to prevent illness in children and improve educational outcomes.
On a scorching hot Saturday in early October, the Giyani Town Hall played host to a meeting of 200 learners, teachers, principals, members of School Governing Boards and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists from the Mopani and Vhembe districts, Limpopo Province.
Many schoolchildren in South Africa’s Limpopo province have gone for months without school books. There was money to buy the books. There was also a contract to deliver them. Yet they didn’t arrive. Listen to the BBC Radio documentary: ‘On the trail of South Africa’s missing textbooks’