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SECTION27 Challenges CEOs to invest R500 000 in Social Justice!

SECTION27 is Challenging all CEOs to invest R500 000 towards a Social Justice Legacy! Inequality and Poverty is expensive for people, country and business, join the fight TODAY!


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Pencil Power: Cartoons and social justice

How can editorial cartoons better connect the dots between the social determinants of injustice and not just the individuals who profit from it?


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SECTION27 and TAC oppose proposed amendment to abortion Act

JOHANNESBURG, 15th AUGUST 2017 – SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have made a joint submission opposing the draft amendments to the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 (TOP Act) as proposed by the African Christian Democratic Party. We reject this amendment in the strongest terms.


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Gender based violence is a manifestation of social injustice and inequality

Comments by Mark Heywood, director of SECTION27, at media launch of Campaign against Violence to Women and Children 25 July 2017. We are gathered here today to launch a campaign that , if we are serious, has the potential to transform


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Education and policies are vital in fight against rape culture

It is imperative that students and staff are made fully aware of the policies in place to protect them and even more important that the members of the offices and task forces set up specifically to manage sexual violence are clear on what those policies are and how to adequately put them into practice.


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Op-Ed: Lost in the system – a young girl’s right to education

Despite the laws, systems and agents in place to develop, guide and protect the most vulnerable of children, there are many that fall victim to the state’s inadequacies. By SHENIECE LINDERBOOM.


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KZN healthcare services in a state of emergency

KwaZulu-Natal’s healthcare services are in a state of emergency with shocking details shared by health workers in the province. Reports reflect a collapsing health system which is in many cases no longer delivering adequate healthcare to the most vulnerable.


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Op-Ed: Is the observance of one religion at schools a form of religious apartheid?

A case that has the potential to clarify the appropriate role of religious observances in public schools is set to be heard in the Gauteng High Court early next week. It is unfortunate however that the case appears to have been largely characterised as being part of an “atheist” agenda seeking to “sanitise” all public schools of religion. By FARANAAZ VERIAVA.


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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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Our Week Ahead 16 – 20 October

Life Esidimeni Arbitration continues and Issue 3 of Spotlight will go live this week. The focus is on the latest National Strategic Plan and also includes profiles on two Health MECs, the new CEO of the SA National AIDS Council as well as the important work being done by the Treatment Action Campaign in seven provinces.


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SECTION27 Challenges CEOs to invest R500 000 in Social Justice!

SECTION27 is Challenging all CEOs to invest R500 000 towards a Social Justice Legacy! Inequality and Poverty is expensive for people, country and business, join the fight TODAY!


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Media statement: SECTION27 comment on Life Esidimeni Arbitration Dispute Resolution process

Johannesburg, 11 October 2017 – The Life Esidimeni Arbitration Dispute Resolution process started on Monday 9 October and is expected to continue until Friday 27 October 2017. It is designed to provide information, redress and closure to the affected mental health care users and their families.


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STATEMENT BY THE LIFE ESIDIMENI FAMILY COMMITTEE

Today (Monday 9 October) marks the beginning of yet another painful chapter for the relatives of what have collectively been called “The Life Esidimeni 94+”. It will be the start of a difficult, probing arbitration process led by retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, into the death of more than 94 mental health patients who were supposed to be in the care of the Gauteng Provincial Government.


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Our Week Ahead 9 – 13 October

Monday sees the commencement of the arbitration proceedings for the Life Esidimeni tragedy led by retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and designed to provide information, redress and closure to the affected mental health care users and their families. SECTION27 is representing 53 families.


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Justice for the Life Esidimeni 94+

It is almost two years to the day since the termination of the contract with Life Esidimeni was announced, setting in motion a tragedy which led to the deaths of more than 100 mental health care users. Monday sees the commencement of an arbitration led by retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and designed to provide information, redress and closure to the affected mental health care users and their families.


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Regulations on Notifiable Medical Conditions are woefully overdue

The need for an effective and operational regulatory framework to monitor and control notifiable conditions is urgent to effectively respond to the risk posed by communicable conditions to public health.


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Our Week Ahead 01- 06 October 2017

Executive Director Mark Heywood will speak at this year’s Joburg Mining Indaba. Mark will speak in the session titled How do we get to the future?


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Week Ahead 26 September – 29 September

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the Impossible”. – Francis of Assisi
Bhavna Ramji will be speaking at a two-day colloquium on a decent standard of living, hosted by the Studies in Poverty


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