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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…

SECTION27 on the CoN judgment

On 27 January 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down a decision related to certificates of need, bringing to an end the controversy over the President’s proclamation of the relevant sections of the National Health Act. The certificate of need provisions…

Remembering Michael Komape

SECTION27 and Basic Education For All (BEFA) commemorated the first anniversary of the death of Michael Komape on Tuesday 20 January 2015. Michael, a Grade R pupil, drowned in a pit toilet at his school in Chebeng village, Limpopo in 2014….

SECTION27 Health Inquiry submission

SECTION27 made a written submission to the Panel of the market inquiry into the private health sector on 30 October 2014. SECTION27’s submission draws attention to the inequities within what is supposed to be a single, unified health system, the inadequate and…