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It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

President Ramaphosa, we require a more precise definition of what “not fit for purpose” means. Do schools with collapsing brick and mortar cubicles qualify within this category?


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NHI Bill is just not the right medicine

We call on civil society and stakeholders in health to engage in a balanced and objective analysis of the Bills and the development of proposals that could assist the department in moving towards an equitable healthcare system for all in South Africa. Universal health coverage must not remain a mere vision any longer. We need a clear plan, now.


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SECTION27 stands in solidarity with #TotalShutdown

SECTION27 stands in solidarity with the #TotalShutdownthat aims to highlight and eradicate the alarmingly high incidence of Gender Based Violence in South Africa. We will be participating in the various planned acts of solidarity


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Media Statement: Department of Basic Education argument dismissed in Norms and Standards case

Johannesburg, 19 July 2018 – SECTION27 welcomes the judgment of Acting Judge Msizi in the case of Equal Education v Minister of Basic Education delivered in the Bhisho High Court this morning.


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Budget Justice Coalition Submission: Mitigating the impact of the increase in the VAT rate on poor and low-income households

We fully support the establishment of this Expert Panel to consider appropriate mechanisms to ameliorate the impact of the VAT increase on poor and low-income households.


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SECTION27 condemns protests that violate the rights of vulnerable people

We call on national trade union leaders, from COSATU, SAFTU, FEDUSA and NACTU as well as religious leaders to step in to help resolve this ongoing crisis and assist in urgently restoring healthcare services in the province.
Lives are being lost. This is an emergency.


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Silence over ambulance ‘strike’ in Eastern Cape

ECHCAC calls on the provincial and national health departments to urgently intervene before any more lives are lost. The Coalition urges the departments to act swiftly to avoid the situation degenerating to the state which occurred in the North


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Makangwane Secondary School – A decade of neglect and broken promises

Learners at Makangwane Secondary School in Nonparella, Limpopo are being taught under trees since January this year when part of the school roof was ripped off during a storm and the remaining structure posed a threat to the safety


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SECTION27 statement on recent sexual harassment allegations

We further support swift disciplinary processes that prioritise the safety of staff and which seek to ensure that predatory behaviour is dealt with immediately and in terms of the due processes of the law.


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Komape family applies for leave to appeal court judgment

JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2018 – SECTION27, representing Michael Komape’s family, has started proceedings to appeal the judgement handed down in the Limpopo High Court. The judgement rejected the civil claim by the Komape family for damages


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Search for new Executive Director of SECTION27

Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27, intends to step down from this leadership position in early 2018. Co-founded by Mark and Adila Hassim seven years ago, the public interest law centre, SECTION27 is now at the forefront of the fight for social justice, human rights and equality under law.


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It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

President Ramaphosa, we require a more precise definition of what “not fit for purpose” means. Do schools with collapsing brick and mortar cubicles qualify within this category?


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CENTRE FOR CHILD LAW & SECTION27 CONCERNED ABOUT THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE ON VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS

The Centre for Child law and SECTION27 are concerned by recent reports of incidents of teachers being assaulted by learners. We understand the concerns arising out of these revelations of violence against teachers.


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Blind and partially sighted children across South Africa finally have a chance at accessing braille textbooks.

Following six years of persistent and ongoing engagement between the Minister of Basic Education, SECTION27 and our clients; the South African National Council for the Blind, the National Braille Authority and School Governing Bodies of schools


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Week Ahead – 17 – 21 September 2018

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist 1934-1992.


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Week Ahead 17 – 21 September

SECTION27 Communications Officer Zukiswa Pikoli will attend the inaugural Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo Memorial Lecture to the held at the Human Rights Commission Training Centre from 2pm.


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NHI Bill is just not the right medicine

We call on civil society and stakeholders in health to engage in a balanced and objective analysis of the Bills and the development of proposals that could assist the department in moving towards an equitable healthcare system for all in South Africa. Universal health coverage must not remain a mere vision any longer. We need a clear plan, now.


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#Justice4Michael Cape Town Exhibition

The #Justice4Michael Komape Exhibition will now be opening in Cape Town at the Castle of Good Hope. Come have a look and see the family’s extraordinary journey from 2014 to 2018. Opening night is Thursday 13 September


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Civil Society voice concern over Health Ombud’s treatment of whistle-blower

We are concerned that the findings against Dr Sukeri and the focus on those findings in the Ombud’s report and presentation thereof will significantly hinder other health care professionals from coming forward to speak out about their concerns…


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SECTION27, TAC launch new treatment access history

On the 26th of July at the International AIDS conference, hosted in the Netherlands, SECTION27 and the Treatment action campaign (TAC)  launched a new publication documenting the history of the access to medicines movement in South Africa.


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