SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. Our name is drawn from the section in the South African Constitution which enshrines everyone's right to health care, food, water and social security.
Sanitation is recognised as a human right by the United Nations. Yet last week at the World Toilet Summit in Durban it was reported that one billion people lack proper toilets. Many are in South Africa. In fact, to discover…
Today many South Africans expected the National Council of Province’s Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development to finally deliberate on the Traditional Courts Bill following the public hearings. This is what the Committee Chairperson, Mr. Tjetha Mofokeng, indicated would be done when the consultations were concluded in September. However, Mr. Mofokeng’s actions today have done serious damage, not only to the potential validity of whatever Bill is eventually rammed through Parliament, but also to the integrity of Parliament itself.
The day many rural South Africans have waited for is finally upon us. On 24 October the National Council of Province’s Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development will discuss the public’s response to the Traditional Courts Bill.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has today filed an affidavit with the North Gauteng High Court in which it states that it has delivered all outstanding CAPS textbooks in Limpopo. A copy of the affidavit is attached below