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Free state: Of Gatherings, Rights and Death

Gatherings Act of 1993 It’s a difficult thing to get one’s head around. That in 2015, 21 years into this democracy people can still be arrested and prosecuted under an apartheid law. According to the Bill of Rights, everybody has…

The role of civil society in human rights awareness

Civil society and its role in constitutional education was at the forefront of the first ever National Colloquium on Constitutional Awareness and Human Rights Education, held in Pretoria last week. Mluleki Marongo, a researcher at SECTION27 and speaker at the colloquium,…

“Hands Off Our PMBs”

24 July 2015 On 14 July 2015, the Minister of Health published an amendment to Regulation 8 of the Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act for public comment by 14 October 2015. This amendment seeks to change the current position concerning…

The right to food in South Africa: SPII launches report

As of last year, there were 14 million South Africans who had inadequate or severely inadequate access to food. Hunger is a reality that many South Africans will face unless the right to food is realised soon. The Studies in…