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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

Collective Voices against Health Xenophobia condemn Dudula’s attack on patients

20 January 202 – The Collective Voices against Health Xenophobia condemns Operation Dudula’s recent illegal attacks on patients at Jeppe Clinic in Johannesburg that not only endanger individual health, but also public health. The Collective is a consortium of progressive civil society organisations, activists, healthcare workers, and researchers working on Continue Reading

Joint Statement | Department of Health and Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of birth for all children

Immediate Release: 17 June 2021 Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), SECTION27 and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), organisations working and advocating therights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, undocumented persons and persons affected by statelessness, havebecome aware of a concerning practice at various health care facilities in Gauteng that involves the discrimination Continue Reading

Violent riots further affirm the need to protect the right to health at Lindela—yet Home Affairs idles.

12 June 2012

On 28 May 2012, a group of organisations wrote to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to request that it urgently investigate the state of health and health care service provision at Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela).

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), SECTION27, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), and People against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) requested a response from the SAHRC by 11 June 2012. To date, they have not received a response.

Recent reports of violent protests within Lindela add even further urgency and credence to the request and the need to ensure that health and health rights are protected. Therefore, the organisations are now making the request public.

Read the complete statement and the full request to the SAHRC by clicking “read more” below