SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa. Guided by the principles and values in the Constitution, SECTION27 uses law, advocacy, legal literacy, research and community mobilisation to achieve access to healthcare services and basic education. SECTION27 aims to achieve structural change and accountability to ensure the dignity and equality of everyone.

Priority Work Areas

Right To Access Basic
Education

Women wait on the ground for a 'clinic' in the Eastern Cape

Right To Access Basic
Healthcare

Constitutional Court

Accountability

Abortion in Eastern and Southern Africa

Consult our research website on access to Termination of Pregnancy in different Eastern and Southern African countries, which includes a foreword by Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, here:

Latest News

Joint statement: Some improvements NSNP reporting

19 August 2020 Joint statement: Some improvements in food distribution but latest National School Nutrition Programme report still lacks critical…

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Latest National School Nutrition Programme ‘Consolidated report’ from DBE and provincial education departments

Latest NSNP ‘consolidated report’ from Department of Basic Education and Provincial Education Departments On 7 August 2020, the Department of…

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Socio-Economic Rights and Austerity

A SECTION27 report compiled by Mila Harding, Mbali Baduza and Julia Chaskalson Download the report here FOREWORD By Faranaaz Veriava…

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Joint media statement: Education MECs file school nutrition programme rollout plans that are full of holes, as we write to Minister Motshekga to fix hers

5 August 2020 Joint media statement: Education MECs file school nutrition programme rollout plans that are full of holes, as…

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SECTION27 and partners congratulate Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng UN Special Rapporteur 31 July 2020 Dear Dr Mofokeng RE: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT SECTION27 and partners…

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Joint media statement: Education rights organisations and school communities to now monitor government’s compliance with the school meals court judgment

20 July 2020 Joint media statement: Education rights organisations and school communities to now monitor government’s compliance with the school…

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Organisations Distributing Food Parcels During the Lock-down

We have put together the following list of organisations that are distributing food parcels to all people in need, including…

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100 DAYS OF LOCKDOWN – 100 DAYS OF SECTION27’S WORK

Since the nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19 was announced, we have been busy at work defending the rights to basic education, basic nutrition and health for all. 

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Joint media alert: School nutrition court case to be heard tomorrow

1 July 2020 Joint media alert: School nutrition court case to be heard tomorrow, to ensure that education departments honour…

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Joint Media Statement: School meals court case to be heard this Thursday 2 July, as education departments shamefully fail to honour latest promise

 26 June 2020 Joint media statement: School meals court case to be heard this Thursday 2 July, as education departments…

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Government fails to live up to COVID-19 socio-economic relief promises, says BJC.

  25 June 2020 Government fails to live up to COVID-19 socio-economic relief promises, says BJC. The Supplementary Budget announced…

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Joint statement on supplementary budget: Activists lament the lack of additional funding to Basic Education sector, concerned COVID-19 mitigation measures come at expense of long-term infrastructure needs

25 June 2020 Joint statement on supplementary budget: Activists lament the lack of additional funding to Basic Education sector, concerned…

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Joint media statement: Education justice organisations successfully advocate for amended basic education directions for Covid-19 – significant wins as new Directions published

24 June 2020 Joint media statement: Education justice organisations successfully advocate for amended basic education directions for Covid-19 – significant…

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