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Challenging the literacy crisis by Christy Chitengu

Education intern Christy Chitengu reflects on her attendance of the Literacy in our Lifetime event recently hosted in Soweto and attended by Education experts such as Nic Spaull, Xolisa Guzula and Bram Fleisch

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SECTION27 Annual Review 2016 – 2017

The years 2016 and 2017 were seminal years for SECTION27. They were sad, trauma-filled years, but they were also years that placed us on a path of seeking justice. They were the years of Michael Komape and Life Esidimeni…

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The Week Ahead

Week Ahead 9 July – 13 July

SECTION27 Legal researcher, Tendai Mafuma will be attending the Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III conference at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

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CEO Challenge

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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Basic Education Handbook


Legal literacy is an essential tool of rights-based struggles. Legal literacy seeks to empower people and communities without any formal legal training to know and understand the law and its impact, so that they can engage and apply the law in a manner that improves the quality of their lives. This is the purpose of the Basic Education Rights Handbook. It aims to empower communities, school governing bodies, principals, teachers and learners to understand education law and policy, and to know when learners’ rights have been violated and what steps are required to protect those rights.

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Section27 2016-2017 review


This is our latest review of South Africa's health and basic education systems and the work we have been doing to improve access to these fundamental services.

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Basic Education

One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by Section 29...

Public Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health care systems...

Private Health Care

We are working for better quality and more affordable and private health care systems...

Rule of Law

We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise...