+ The right to health

Do you have complaints about your private medical aid?

The Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into South Africa’s Private Health Care Sector offers an opportunity for us to voice our concerns and experiences of how the system has failed us. Where are the voices of the patients at the Competition…

Patient rights under the spotlight

MEDIA STATEMENT PATIENT GROUPS LAUNCH AMICUS CURIAE APPLICATION IN WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT 17 June 2015 CAPE TOWN – On Thursday, 18 June 2015, the application launched by Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) and…

ECHCAC on EC EMS hearing

ECHCAC STATEMENT ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S HEARING INTO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE EASTERN CAPE  “I am grateful to hear that the government provides these things called ambulances. I have never seen an ambulance in my area.”…

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…