+ The right to access to health care

Submission: disabled learners’ rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was established to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by States parties has called on civil society organisations all over the world…

Alternative Mining Indaba Presentation

SECTION27 presented at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 10 February 2015.  John Stephens presented on an application on behalf of the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice to intervene as amici curiae in a class action…

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…

NCDoE FAILS TO DELIVER

BROKEN PROMISES: NORTHERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FAILS TO DELIVER ON ITS PLAN FOR LEARNERS OF ASBESTOS-POLLUTED SCHOOL   One of the half mobile classrooms delivered with broken windows to Ga Mopedi Primary School for use by learners and educators…

INDIA REJECTS HEP C PATENT

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject a patent application on sofosbuvir, an important new treatment for Hepatitis C. Last Wednesday’s decision paves the way for increased…