Saturday 15 June
  • Migrant Health Court Order

    SECTION27 welcomes Court order confirming that all pregnant and lactating women and children under 6 must be provided with free health services at public hospitals.

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  • Judgment in the AB and Another v Pridwin Preparatory School and others case

    The judgment in the AB and Another v Pridwin Preparatory School and others Constitutional Court case held that where a learner is at an independent school,  that learner’s education at the school cannot be terminated without an appropriate and substantively fair procedure. This is significant in that it ensures that Continue Reading

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  • Excerpt from the Amicus Curiae’s affidavit in response to the embargoed KZN learner transport policy: 2020

    The National Learner Transport Policy was published in 2015. The head of department for the KwaZulu Natal Department of Education has therefore been aware of the inadequacy of the 2013 Kwa Zulu Natal Learner Transport Policy for at least five years. Paragraph 3.9 of the 2015 National Transport Learner Policy Continue Reading

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  • Phakamisa Judgment

    Phakamisa Judgment12Dec19 Related posts: South African Security Forces Union and Others v Surgeon General and Others On 15 and 16 May 2008, a ground breaking case… PRESS CONFERENCE AND FOUNDING AFFIDAVIT: NEW COURT CHALLENGE TO ONGOING HIV RELATED DISCRIMINATION IN THE SANDF, 9 JULY 2013 Following years of negotiations between Continue Reading

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  • Phakamisa – Undocumented learners Heads of Argument

    Heads of Argument – FINAL 09 09 2019 Related posts: Media Alert – SECTION27 amicus curiae in Undocumented learners case On 18 and 19 September 2019, SECTION27 will be intervening… Eastern Cape High Court orders the appointment of teachers in the Eastern Cape The judgment of the Eastern Cape High Continue Reading

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  • Komape SCA Heads of Argument

    Komape SCA Heads of Argument SKM_554e19013013340 Related posts: Komape Judgement – Media Statement SECTION27 notes with mixed reaction the judgment handed down in… Komape family applies for leave to appeal court judgment JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2018 – SECTION27, representing Michael Komape’s family,… The road to justice in the case of Continue Reading

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  • Court vindicates the rights of learners to safe and decent school infrastructure #EndTreeSchools

    Johannebsurg – 4 February 2019.  The School Governing Body of Makangwane Secondary School has been vindicated in the judgment delivered by Judge Semenya of the Limpopo High Court on 1 February 2019. In the case of the School Governing Body of Makangwane Secondary School v the MEC of the Executive Continue Reading

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  • Komape Structural Order – Report

    Komape Structural Interdict Report 1 Komape Structural Interdict Report 2 Related posts: Michael Komape trial judgement 23 April 2018 Komape Judgement 23 April… Komape judgment fails to develop common law on constitutional damages Polokwane: 23 April 2018 – Judge GC Muller has given… Launch of the SAFE initiative: Proof will Continue Reading

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  • Blind and partially sighted children across South Africa finally have a chance at accessing braille textbooks.

    Following six years of persistent and ongoing engagement between the Minister of Basic Education, SECTION27 and our clients; the South African National Council for the Blind, the National Braille Authority and School Governing Bodies of schools

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  • Media Statement: Department of Basic Education argument dismissed in Norms and Standards case

    Johannesburg, 19 July 2018 – SECTION27 welcomes the judgment of Acting Judge Msizi in the case of Equal Education v Minister of Basic Education delivered in the Bhisho High Court this morning.

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  • Komape family applies for leave to appeal court judgment

    JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2018 – SECTION27, representing Michael Komape’s family, has started proceedings to appeal the judgement handed down in the Limpopo High Court. The judgement rejected the civil claim by the Komape family for damages

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  • Komape Judgement – Media Statement

    SECTION27 notes with mixed reaction the judgment handed down in the trial of the tragic death of Michael Komape by Judge Muller.While we welcome the structural interdict to provide adequate and safe sanitation for learners in the Limpopo

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  • Michael Komape trial judgement 23 April 2018

    Komape Judgement 23 April Related posts: Do you Know Michael? A re-enactment of the day Michael died On the 20 January 2014, Michael Komape stepped out of… #Justice4Michael These postcards are part of the #Justice4Michael advocacy  campaign. Thousands… Komape Judgement – Media Statement SECTION27 notes with mixed reaction the judgment Continue Reading

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  • Single religion schools in the spotlight in Gauteng High Court hearing: 15 – 17 May 2017

    9 MAY 2017 – A challenge of certain Christian-only religious practices in South African public schools will be heard in a court case in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg next week (15-17 May 2017). The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) is an amicus curiae in the matter initiated by…

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  • Victory: High Court rules in favour of the Bophelo House 94

    This is the landmark judgement of the Bloemfontein High Court setting aside the convictions of the Bophelo House 94 and affirming the right to peaceful protest. Read more here: judgment-17-11-2016   Related posts: Judgment reaffirms rights of people with HIV to non-discrimination in employment SECTION27 welcomes the judgment handed down Continue Reading

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