Children with extremely severe intellectual disabilities must be properly accommodated in the education system, they cannot be disregarded as ineducable or too costly to educate. This is according to the South Africa’s Constitution and a 2011 judgment of the High Court and reiterated in a SECTION27 report” Too Many Left Continue Reading
Mark Heywood: “The potential impact of advocacy on Corporate Social Investment (CSI) and the impact of CSI on advocacy”
Mark Heywood wrote an article for the CSI Perspectives 2013 reflecting on the relationship between corporates and civil society organisations that engage in advocacy. Click here for the full article.
SECTION27’s audited annual financial statements for the year 2012 have been released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). We are proud to say the organisation received an unqualified audit statement. SECTION27 2012 financial statements
Statement: SECTION27 welcomes the judgement from the Supreme Court of the United States in USAID vs AOSI
SECTION27 welcomes the judgment from the Supreme Court of the United States in USAID v AOSI. The judgment declared a law making the denunciation of sex work a requirement to be eligible to receive funding from the US to combat HIV an unconstitutional violation of the right to freedom of speech. The judgment opens the door for much needed and previously prohibited work to realize the rights of sex workers and other people living with HIV or at risk of becoming infected with HIV.
SECTION27 has sent a Submission on the Draft Lotteries Amendment Bill, 2013 to the Department of Trade and Industry. In it we argue that while the Draft Lotteries Policy acknowledged that there is a “need to broaden the scope of categories” of funding, organisations that most need the funding may Continue Reading
Sanitation is recognised as a human right by the United Nations. Yet last week at the World Toilet Summit in Durban it was reported that one billion people lack proper toilets. Many are in South Africa. In fact, to discover gross violations of the right to sanitation you don’t need Continue Reading
On 22 May 2012, SECTION27 responded to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) call for submissions to assist the NLDTF in developing its funding priorities. SECTION27 dealt with the NLDTF funding practices and priorities in the submission and recommended that social justice and human rights programmes be prioritised for funding by the NLDTF in the next funding period. SECTION27 made this submission because we believe that this work is critically important in a participatory democracy and because there are statutory and constitutional obligations to fund this work and ensure its sustainability.
This submission is endorsed by: AIDS Foundation of South Africa, Atlantic Philanthropies, Equal Education, ProBono.org, RAITH Foundation, Rural Health Advocacy Project and Sonke Gender Justice.
Read the complete submission by clicking “read more” below.
US, UK & Australia have to maintain Global Fund support to avert crisis
JOHANNESBURG, 22 March – Today over 1,000 southern African activists from a coalition of organisations take to the streets of Johannesburg in a march to demand key international donors lead an urgent response to plug a US$2 billion treatment funding gap, so that countries across Africa can scale up their HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria programmes and avert countless unnecessary deaths.
– New science presented in 2011 (HPTN 052 study) shows that ART not only save lives, but also prevents new HIV infections. Putting people on treatment earlier therefore reduces their chances of infecting others by up to 96%. This heads off not only the spread of the HIV epidemic, but also a looming resurgence in TB and drug-resistant TB.
– Up to 70% of TB patients in southern Africa are also infected with HIV.
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5th BEMF meeting: BEMF urges government to take decisive action to resolve the crisis of funding for health care.
The 5th meeting of the Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Forum heard that funding for public health care in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng were in crisis and discussed what needs to be done to resolve many of its causes.
BEMF Inaugural meeting: 21 August 2009
- Legal Implications of Failures in in Health Budgeting – Adila Hassim
- Case Study: Budget Irregularities and Shortfalls in the Free State – Brian Honermann
- Long Term Costs and Implications for Sustainable Budgeting – Susan Cleary
- The Budget Process & Power Brokers: How to Influence It/Them – Alison Hickey Tshangana
- National AIDS Spending Assessments – Nhlanhla Ndlovu
- Tools for Community Monitoring of Budgets and Expenditures – Nhlanhla Ndlovu