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Zuma breached constitutional obligations

You can read the full Nkandla judgment here. Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivered his judgment in the Nkandla case in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The Chief Justice said the judgment‚ which he had written‚ was unanimous. He…

Defending our Constitution

Several hundred South Africans gathered at the Constitutional Court on Friday 7 August to form a human chain, symbolising the people of South Africa protecting Chapter 9 institutions, which act as the safe guard of the rights and freedoms of…

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,…

Frontline Free State

First appeared on the Daily Maverick by Mark Heywood, Director of SECTION27 Today, 10 July, marks one year since the Bophelo House 94 were arrested for participating in an ‘illegal demonstration’. This week, across the miles and miles of brown and…

Remembering Michael Komape

SECTION27 and Basic Education For All (BEFA) commemorated the first anniversary of the death of Michael Komape on Tuesday 20 January 2015. Michael, a Grade R pupil, drowned in a pit toilet at his school in Chebeng village, Limpopo in 2014….