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Patient voices to be heard

Patient voices to finally be heard in the Health Market Inquiry In the early hours of 4 May 2011, Phindile Mlotshwa was startled awake because she couldn’t breathe. She didn’t make it to work that day because she had difficulty drawing…

Silence on basic education

SECTION27 is concerned by the deafening silence in respect of basic education in President Zuma’s state of the nation address (SONA) on Thursday 11 February 2016.  Basic education constitutes the largest portion of planned government expenditure at 16.7 percent and…

Health Market Inquiry public hearings schedule

SECTION27 urges members of the public to attend the public hearings into the Private Healthcare Sector. Download the schedule for the hearings in Pretoria and Cape Town. The first set of hearing with focus on general issues and will see…

SECTION27 Welcomes Motshekga’s comments

Statement: SECTION27 welcomes Minister Motshekga’s forthright comments 25 January 2016, Johannesburg – On 24 January 2016, the City Press reported that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga recognised the catastrophic state of basic education at an education lekgotla, and…

Textbook provision for SA learners

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case This article first appeared on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.  Faranaaz Veriava In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in…