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ECHCAC on EC EMS hearing

ECHCAC STATEMENT ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S HEARING INTO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE EASTERN CAPE  “I am grateful to hear that the government provides these things called ambulances. I have never seen an ambulance in my area.”…

Submission: disabled learners’ rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was established to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by States parties has called on civil society organisations all over the world…

Food: Urgent calls for consultation

Press Release March 16, 2014 Urgent calls for proper consultation on SA’s Food Policy Civil Society Organisations have repeated their calls for meaningful government consultation on South Africa’s food policy following information that only five organisations have been invited to…

Call for wider policy consultation

On 22 August 2014, the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security for the Republic of South Africa was gazetted. If this is news to you, you’re not alone. The Policy was not subject to any public consultation and is utterly deficient…

Alternative Mining Indaba Presentation

SECTION27 presented at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 10 February 2015.  John Stephens presented on an application on behalf of the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice to intervene as amici curiae in a class action…