SECTION27 Board appoints Sasha Stevenson as new Executive Director

Sasha Stevenson takes the helm as the new Executive Director of SECTION27. With over a decade of experience as a human rights lawyer, Sasha’s dedication and expertise will steer the organisation towards achieving substantive equality and social justice in South Africa.

Free access to health care for pregnant women

In April 2023, the Gauteng High Court upheld the right of all pregnant and lactating women, and children under 6, irrespective of nationality and documentation status, to access free health services at all public health establishments, including hospitals.  This ruling followed an application brought by SECTION27 alongside women who had been denied access to such services. The application was supported by various amici curiae. The ruling reaffirms the rights set out in the Constitution, the National Health Act, and the Refugees Act.

Crossing the road – Storybook

SECTION27 and Blind SA, in partnership with Nal’ iBali have launched a storybook, Crossing the road, to highlight how barriers to accessible reading formats violate the rights of blind and visually impaired persons. The book is available in all 11 languages.

The Michael Komape Sanitation Progress Monitor

SECTION27, in partnership with the Centre for Child Law, launched an online tool, The Michael Komape Sanitation Progress Monitor, to track progress made by the Limpopo Department of Education to eliminate unsafe and undignified sanitation at public schools throughout the Limpopo province and install safe and decent sanitation facilities.


The Constitutional Court will preside over a case to confirm whether a High Court order from September 2021, where the court ordered that the Copyright Act of 1978 is unconstitutional for the barriers it imposes on blind or visually impaired persons who want to convert books into accessible formats like Braille. Read more.

Covid-19 Vaccine Literacy
Advocacy and training materials designed to combat myths, misinformation and fear about Covid-19 and vaccines, based on latest scientifically accurate information.

School safety during Covid-19

School Safety Guiding Principles
This document outlines the measures schools need to take to make sure learners, teachers and school communities are safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Animations
Our Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Handbook and Guide for Reporting Sexual Violence are now available as youth friendly animations.

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SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa. Guided by the principles of 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.