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SECTION27 Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of SECTION27 is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Umunyana Rugege as the new Executive Director of SECTION27, effective 1 January 2019. Umunyana currently holds the position of Deputy Director.

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Budget Justice Coalition post-MTBPS Press Statement: No winners from Minister Mboweni’s #MTBPS2018 address

The country faces continued underfunding of social sectors, especially health, education and social development. Although a useful scapegoat in the face of Treasury’s dearth of new ideas, the public sector wage that is not the cause of our problems.

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The Week Ahead

Week Ahead: 19 November 2018 – 23 November 2018

Today is World Toilet Day. SECTION27 will be launching a report on the state of school sanitation in Limpopo province today at Constitution Hill (Women’s Jail) at 5pm. The report comes on the back of stories of learners

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CEO Challenge

SECTION27 Challenges CEOs to invest R500 000 in Social Justice!

SECTION27 Executive Director Mark Heywood makes a case for corporate South Africa to make an investment in social justice. SECTION27 is launching the second phase of our corporate challenge. Join progressive companies like Anglo Gold Ashanti, Cliff Dekker Hoffmeyer, Discovery, Massmart, MTN and Telkom among others that have already invested our work and help us restore dignity, hope and justice to our people.

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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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Community Health Workers

What we do


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...