+ The right to basic education

School Furniture Backlogs

The Department of Basic Education(“DBE”) provided SECTION27 with a plan to address the school furniture backlog in the province on 15 December 2012. The plan was submitted following a meeting between SECTION27 and the DBE (including the Deputy Minister) and…


Every month, Lusikisiki Village Clinic serves up to 8,500 people in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape. At the beginning of 2013, the Eastern Cape Department of Health moved the clinic from a building in central Lusikisiki to a plot of dirt on the outskirts of town.

Joint statement: Fochville Community Members and SECTION27: The powers of SGBs must not be abused to deny equal access to education!

On Thursday 9 May 2013 the Constitutional Court will hear the case of MEC for Education, Gauteng and others v Rivonia Primary School and others (“Rivonia case”).

This case revolves around a dispute concerning the balance of power between the Gauteng Department of Education (“GDE”) and the School Governing Body (“SGB”). Central to the case is the validity of an instruction by the GDE to the SGB to override its admission policy and to admit an additional learner to Rivonia Primary School.