SECTION27 voices concern about political parties’ use of families’ stories without their consent

SECTION27 voices concern about political parties’ use of families’ stories without their consent

Johannesburg, 18 January 2019 – We wish to express our deep concern and unease about a campaign launched by the Democractic Alliance (DA) this week and more specifically about a billboard…

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It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

It’s time to make safe school sanitation a national priority  

President Ramaphosa, we require a more precise definition of what “not fit for purpose” means. Do schools with collapsing brick and mortar cubicles qualify within this category?

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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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