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SCA rules that #TextbooksMatter

STATEMENT: The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that #TextbooksMatter Johannesburg, 2 December 2015 – This morning (Tuesday 2 December 2015) a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered a beautiful, globally significant judgment.

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…

Long walk to health care

In March 2015, the South African Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape. The Commission’s interest in Eastern Cape emergency medical services emerged from a complaint submitted to the Commission by the community…

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…