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#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…

SECTION27 presentation to the SANCB

SECTION27 presentation at South African National Council for the Blind Biennial Conference (14-16 October 2015) Silomo Khumalo SLSJ Research Fellow, SECTION27 Introduction Greetings to all present at this prestigious and important South African National Council for the Blind Biennial Conference….

SCA to hear textbooks case

Supreme Court of Appeal to hear Limpopo textbooks case in November Johannesburg, 18 October 2015 – The appeal in the Limpopo textbooks case will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The…

An open letter

Democracy is about more than just voting. It’s about how we participate in our society, how we exercise our constitutional rights, including our right to protest and the freedom we have to express ourselves. It’s said by some that those…

Shocking judgement in CHW trial

The 94 community healthcare workers (Bophelo House 94) arrested during a peaceful night vigil in July 2014 were today found guilty of attending a gathering for which no notice was given, in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. As part of her…