How many children must die before Government acts?

How many children must die before Government acts?

A statement from Basic Education for All (BEFA), SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) We are horrified and angry at media and Department of Basic Education reports that five…

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Launch of the SAFE initiative: Proof will be in the pudding

Launch of the SAFE initiative: Proof will be in the pudding

The DBE’s approach to issues of school sanitation and infrastructure more broadly have been far more obstructive than the SAFE Initiative might suggest. The difficulties of unsafe school sanitation are not new. Together with community-based organisation Basic Education for All (BEFA), SECTION27 has consistently raised the challenges with the DBE as far back as 2012. In this time we have seen no real urgency or political will to mitigate this emergency. And we have seen the urgency of the situation intensify.

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

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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