+ Big Moments

Raking through Vuwani schools ashes

The Vuwani area resembles a ghost town, filled with scenes of textbook graveyards, charred walls and the remaining skeletons of furniture that once was. Basic Education for All (BEFA) and Section27 visited 22 out of 24 schools damaged or destroyed…

Left in the Dark

LEFT IN THE DARK: Education system is NOT effective for visually impaired learners Blind and partially sighted learners are failed by the education system – not accessing the tools they need such as braille textbooks, trained teachers and many other…

#TextbooksMatter campaign launched

Johannesburg, 9 November 2015 – Two weeks from today, a titanic battle for the future of South African children will finally come to its conclusion at the Bloemfontein Supreme Court of Appeal. On 24 November, SECTION 27 will represent Basic…

EMS in the Eastern Cape

Mothers giving birth at home; babies developing disabilities due to difficult unsupervised births; diabetics unable to reach treatment; old women crossing rivers and spending most of their pensions to get to the clinic; a 10-year-old boy dying of pneumonia because…

SCA to hear textbooks case

Supreme Court of Appeal to hear Limpopo textbooks case in November Johannesburg, 18 October 2015 – The appeal in the Limpopo textbooks case will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The…