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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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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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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Komape family applies for leave to appeal court judgment

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 judgment fails to develop common law on constitutional damages

Komape judgment fails to develop common law on constitutional damages

Polokwane: 23 April 2018 - Judge GC Muller has given the Limpopo Department of Education a reprieve with the judgment delivered in the case initiated by the Komape family against…

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