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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…

People’s march against xenophobia

Media Alert | Press Conference Emergency Coalition announces People’s March Against Xenophobia 19 April 2015 Johannesburg – The recent xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa have shamed the country, and sent shockwaves far beyond our borders. The attacks present…

This month at SECTION27

Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Forum (BEMF) budget action On 25 February 2014, the day before Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan presented his 2014-15 Budget speech to the nation, a group of activists drawn from a wide range of civil…

SECTION27 Submission on the Discussion Document on the Transformation of the Judicial System and the Role of the Judiciary in the Developmental South African State

On 8 June 2012, SECTION27 made a submission on the “Discussion Document on the Transformation of the Judicial System and the role of the judiciary in the Developmental South African State”. SECTION27 made this submission because we believe that the voice of organisations working for social justice is crucial to debates over the role of the judiciary, especially considering the role that the judiciary has played in the achievement of important social justice victories. We also made the submission as part of our campaign to popularise and deepen an understanding of the Constitution amongst all people—particularly the least privileged amongst us.

Read the summary and full submission by clicking “read more” below