ARTICLES RELATING TO SECTION27

Group protest in support of SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 21:13

About 100 people protested outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to support a case involving SANDF members allegedly unfairly discriminated against.

Netcare sabotaging market inquiry - TAC

2014-05-28 14:30

The Treatment Action Campaign has accused Netcare of trying to delay and intimidate the market inquiry into the private health sector.

Court to rule on Limpopo textbooks' case

2014-05-06 08:10

The North Gauteng High Court is expected to hand down judgment on an application to force Limpopo education authorities to deliver outstanding textbooks.

TAC, Section27 outraged by drug patent plot

2014-01-17 19:03

An alleged campaign planned by multinational pharmaceutical companies against proposed South African patent laws has been met with outrage.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-17 14:21

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Gauteng teacher guilty of misconduct

2013-05-17 20:16

A teacher who allegedly kidnapped, drugged, and raped a schoolgirl, has been found guilty of gross misconduct in a disciplinary hearing.

ConCourt hears school admissions case

2013-05-09 14:30

Rivonia Primary School in Johannesburg could have admitted one more Grade 1 pupil when asked, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Section27: Education dept in breach of court

2013-04-18 13:49

The basic education department is in breach of a court order regarding textbook delivery, civil rights group Section27 says.

School infrastructure shocking - Section27

2013-02-13 21:59

Poor infrastructure at a Limpopo school had resulted in rain damaging textbooks and pupils missing lessons, Section27 says.

DA calls for Masemola to be sacked

2012-12-04 17:20

Limpopo Education MEC Dickson Masemola must be removed following the announcement of the Annual National Assessment results, the DA says.

Some schools still without textbooks

2012-10-30 22:42

Some schools in Limpopo are still without their textbooks, lobby group Section27 says.

Textbooks: Sadtu wants thorough probe

2012-10-10 21:08

An investigation into the conduct of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan must leave no stone unturned, teacher union Sadtu says.

Section27 disputes textbooks ad

2012-10-08 19:45

The lobby group Section27 has disputed a department of basic education advert regarding the Limpopo textbook saga.

Dept intimidates Limpopo schools - claim

2012-09-13 21:01

Several Limpopo schools have been instructed by the department of basic education to be silent on the delivery of textbooks, a community leader has said.

Reinstate textbook whistleblower - group

2012-08-22 22:35

A Limpopo education official dismissed for exposing irregularities in textbook tenders must be reinstated, lobby group Section27 says.

Section27 not giving up on meeting

2012-08-16 22:19

Civil rights group Section27 has renewed its request for a meeting with the department of basic education, the group says.

Catch-up plan inadequate: Section27

2012-08-01 21:26

The basic education department's catch-up plan for Limpopo is inadequate, says lobby group Section27.

Unfair to blame me for textbook saga - MEC

2012-07-19 11:49
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Limpopo education MEC Dickson Masemola said it was "unfair" that he was being blamed for the textbook saga.

Limpopo textbooks still outstanding - report

2012-07-16 20:59

A significant amount of textbooks owed to Limpopo pupils by the basic education department have still not been delivered, a report has found.

NGO to release report on textbook crisis

2012-07-16 11:11

A report on why school textbooks were delivered so late into the year in Limpopo is expected to be made public by Section 27, the NGO that took the education department to court over the matter.

Education official alleges sabotage

2012-06-28 15:56

There is an element of sabotage from suppliers and principals that has hindered the education department's delivery of textbooks to schools in Limpopo, an official claims.

Education dept: Books deadline met

2012-06-28 08:44

The basic education department says it has met the deadline for the delivery of textbooks to Limpopo schools, although a rights organisation says it has received “contradictory reports” on the matter.

Reaction to NHI positive but concerns raised

2011-08-12 22:28
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Reaction to the release of the government's green paper on National Health Insurance has been marked by support, in principle, tempered with concerns.

Information bill is 'anti-democratic'

2011-06-02 16:01

Transparent governance, free expression and a free press are essential components of democracy, according to the Treatment Action Campaign and the Section 27 project.

 

Dept to challenge textbook ruling

2014-06-02 13:27

The basic education department will approach the Constitutional Court to appeal against a ruling over the delivery of school textbooks in Limpopo.

Dept violated pupils' rights, court rules

2014-05-06 15:05

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that the basic education department violated pupils' rights to education by failing to deliver textbooks in Limpopo.

Textbook fight back in court

2014-03-30 11:01

Limpopo schools are taking the fight for textbooks back to court, says a report.

Limpopo textbook delivery on track - NGO

2014-01-20 15:40

Civil society lobby group Section27 says it is impressed with the state of text book deliveries in Limpopo for the 2014 academic year.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-18 05:00

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Stop handing out patents – TAC

2013-10-17 12:20

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Lawyer: Well-off schools must serve people

2013-05-09 14:30

Even schools well funded by their pupils' parents still serve their community, a lawyer for Equal Education has told the Constitutional Court.

Section27: School case crucial

2013-05-08 17:12

The court case between the Gauteng education department and Rivonia Primary School over admission policies is crucial for access to education, Section27 says.

Cosatu: Sexual violence in SA worrying

2013-02-14 14:58

The brutality and violent nature of sexual assaults across the country is a matter of serious concern, Cosatu says.

Section27 satisfied with textbook delivery

2013-01-09 22:30

The civil rights group Section 27 is satisfied with the delivery of textbooks and workbooks to Limpopo schools.

Limpopo getting new textbooks early

2012-11-08 21:14

Textbook deliveries to Limpopo schools for the new year will be done before Christmas, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Limpopo matric candidates ready

2012-10-18 15:31

Grade 12 pupils in Limpopo have not been affected by the textbook saga and are ready for their final exams, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

DA to complain over textbooks ad

2012-10-09 17:31

A complaint will be filed against an advert by the basic education department defending itself in the Limpopo textbook saga, the DA says.

Textbook delivery ordered for 3rd time

2012-10-04 16:53

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has granted a third court order compelling the national and Limpopo education departments to urgently deliver textbooks to the province's schools.

Section27 files papers over textbooks

2012-09-10 18:36

Section27 has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria over the basic education department's failure to deliver textbooks.

Still no Limpopo textbooks - Section27

2012-08-17 14:39

The lobby group Section27 has dismissed as untrue statements by the department of basic education (DBE) that the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo was almost complete.

Nzimande: We won't abandon the ANC

2012-08-05 20:54

The SACP will not abandon the ANC despite increasing criticism about their relationship, general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

No update on textbook situation - NGO

2012-07-26 14:42

Textbook shortages are continuing in Limpopo and no official update on the progress of their distribution has been given, law NGO Section 27 says.

Limpopo appalled by call for MEC's head

2012-07-17 22:37

The Limpopo education department has rejected calls for MEC Dickson Masemola to quit after a report on the late delivery of textbooks in the province.

Limpopo textbook deadline missed - report

2012-07-16 15:40

The basic education department has failed to comply with a court order to meet its textbook delivery deadline, says legal NGO Section27.

Rights group joins case over teachers

2012-07-04 20:32

Civil rights body Section 27 has joined a court action against the department of basic education over vacant teacher posts in the Eastern Cape.

Some schools without textbooks - group

2012-06-28 10:05

Not all schools in Limpopo had received textbooks, despite the education department's claim that it had met its deadline, says the SA Principals' Association.

Groups lodge objection to Mogoeng

2011-08-26 13:09

A number of civil rights groups reportedly plan to object to the nomination of Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice based on previous controversial judgments relating to violence against women.

NGOs: Who will NHI cover?

2011-08-12 13:39

The Treatment Action Campaign and other NGOs have expressed support for the government’s National Health Insurance plan but raised concerns about funding and access for foreigners.

ANC urges members to take legal steps

2010-11-03 22:25

Legal action may be taken against the civil society leaders who questioned the moral integrity of ANC leaders and named them, the ANC has said.

 
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