Saturday 13 April

SECTION27 separates fact from fiction on the BELA Bill

The Basic Education Law Amendments (BELA) Bill has been shrouded in much controversy, debate, and misinformation. SECTION27 debunks five myths about the BELA Bill that have been circulating primarily through social media platforms.   1. Abortion  Fiction:  The BELA Bill, often misunderstood as an abortion Bill, has generated misconceptions suggesting that Continue Reading

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SECTION27 is a non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 Continue Reading

SECTION27 and CASAC launch the Democracy and Constitutionalism report as the country prepares for the 2024 elections

SECTION27 and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) today launch a conference report titled, Democracy & Constitutionalism: Civic Education Conference Report & Keywords. The conference took place at the historic Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg in February 2022. This report brings into focus Continue Reading

Treatment Action Campaign and MSF admitted as ‘friends of the court’ in a landmark case on access to medicines

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Doctors without Borders (MSF), both represented by SECTION27, have been admitted by the Pretoria High Court, as amici curiae (friends of the court) in a compulsory license application for access to a lifesaving drug to treat cystic fibrosis, called Trikafta.   The drug is not Continue Reading

MTBPS 2023: Budgets must protect health care and education rights, now more than ever!

2 November 2023, Johannesburg – In the context of weak economic growth, lower-than-expected tax revenues collected and the implementation of measures to reduce public spending, the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) for 2023/24 has responded to this through budget cuts to health care and basic education, particularly to programmes characterised Continue Reading

SECTION27 welcomes amended policy ensuring access to free health care for all pregnant mothers and young children and partial compliance by Gauteng Health with High Court order

24 October 2023, Johannesburg – The Minister of Health, MEC and HoD for Gauteng Health and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital returned to Court on 23 October to report on compliance with the court order on free health care services for all pregnant and lactating women and young children. In Continue Reading


SECTION27 is a well-established and widely respected 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 in advocacy, legal literacy, research, community mobilisation and precedent-setting litigation to achieve access to healthcare Continue Reading