SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. Our name is drawn from the section in the South African Constitution which enshrines everyone's right to health care, food, water and social security.
Johannesburg, 9 November 2015 – Two weeks from today, a titanic battle for the future of South African children will finally come to its conclusion at the Bloemfontein Supreme Court of Appeal. On 24 November, SECTION 27 will represent Basic…
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….
SECTION27 welcomes the decision by the Minister of Basic Education to send four senior managers to Limpopo to provide support in identified critical areas and thereby turn around the education crisis in the province.
On 30 April 2013 the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) published an interim report of its investigation into the delivery of learner teacher support materials (LTSM), including textbooks and workbooks, across South Africa. SECTION27 made its submission to the SAHRC on 14 May 2013.