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Our Week Ahead 12 – 16 February

“Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voter’s role in a united democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony.” – Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela


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SECTION27 statement: Update on Life Esidimeni arbitration

Johannesburg, 8 February 2018 – The families of 63 deceased mental health care users and their legal representatives, SECTION27, welcome the agreement reached with the State on the common law damages


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FINAL ARGUMENT IN THE MICHAEL KOMAPE CASE

POLOKWANE 1 February  – Rosina Komape vs Department of Basic Education resumes in the Polokwane High Court today, Thursday 1 February


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Do you Know Michael? A re-enactment of the day Michael died

On the 20 January 2014, Michael Komape stepped out of his Grade 1 classroom to use the outside pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primary School, near Polokwane, Limpopo. His body was later found in the pit after he fell


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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! His body was later found in the pit after he fell into the dilapidated


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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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