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Civil Society Organisations Call for national debate on UN Committee recommendations to South African Government on social and economic transformation

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Constitution contains a wide range of socio-economic rights. In 2015, expanding and deepening South Africa’s commitment…

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Stop the Rush: Civil Society Organisations call for proper consideration of public comments on NHI Bill

We call on Cabinet to send the NHI Bill back to the Department of Health and to require a proper and thorough consultation process and consideration of options available for improvement of access to and quality of health care services in the country. The health of the nation is not a political game.

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CEO Challenge

SECTION27 Challenges CEOs to invest R500 000 in Social Justice!

SECTION27 Executive Director Mark Heywood makes a case for corporate South Africa to make an investment in social justice. SECTION27 is launching the second phase of our corporate challenge. Join progressive companies like Anglo Gold Ashanti, Cliff Dekker Hoffmeyer, Discovery, Massmart, MTN and Telkom among others that have already invested our work and help us restore dignity, hope and justice to our people.

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The Week Ahead

Week Ahread 10 – 14 December

SECTION27 wishes the Treatment Action campaign continued strength as they celebrate their 20th anniversary today. SECTION27 has been a sister organisation to TAC since its inception and we congratulate TAC for 20 years…

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Basic Education Handbook


Legal literacy is an essential tool of rights-based struggles. Legal literacy seeks to empower people and communities without any formal legal training to know and understand the law and its impact, so that they can engage and apply the law in a manner that improves the quality of their lives. This is the purpose of the Basic Education Rights Handbook. It aims to empower communities, school governing bodies, principals, teachers and learners to understand education law and policy, and to know when learners’ rights have been violated and what steps are required to protect those rights.

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Section27 2014-2015 review


This is our latest review of South Africa's health and basic education systems and the work we have been doing to improve access to these fundamental servivces

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Community Health Workers

What we do


Basic Education

One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by Section 29...

Public Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health care systems...

Private Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable and private health care systems...

Rule of Law

We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise...