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.
According to news reports DBE spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi has stated that SECTION27’s return to court over the Limpopo text books crisis “is a fundraising tool where people believe that for them to get resources, they need to attack government.” He has also allegedly stated that “It is completely unfair. It is an abuse of the court system of the country.”
SECTION27 invites you to a press briefing to hear firsthand accounts of the textbook crisis in Limpopo. This follows the further application brought by SECTION27, Hanyani Thomo Secondary School and Tondani Lydia Masiphephethu, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal…
Today SECTION27, Hanyani Thomo Secondary School and Tondani Lydia Masiphephethu, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, again approached the North Gauteng High Court in relation to the failure by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools for 2012.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) is deeply concerned that Mr Solly Tshitangano, the former Acting Chief Financial Officer in the Limpopo Department of Education, was dismissed in December last year despite playing such a valiant role in exposing evidence of corruption and maIadministration in that Department.