Section 27

Michael Komape’s family awarded R1.4m in damages by appeal court

Supreme Court of Appeal says the attitude of the education authorities “to be deprecated in the strongest possible terms”

Children with disabilities left behind by learner transport policy

The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations

Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?

History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?

Michael Komape family to appeal

Section 27 will asking Judge Gerrit Muller to grant the family leave to appeal and for the appeal to be heard at the Supreme Court of Appeal

Understanding the Michael Komape judgment

It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools

Michael Komape’s family likely to appeal dismissal of claim – lawyer

Michael's parents lodged several claims against the Basic Education Department after their five-year-old drowned in a pit latrine in 2014

Court dismisses damages claim by Komape family

Five-year-old Michael died in 2014 after falling into a pit latrine at Mehlodumela Primary School where he was a Grade R pupil

Zille strikes again with Life Esidimeni tweet

Section 27, which represented 63 families, described Zille's comments as regrettable, saying her question was answered at length through testimonies

Partial settlement agreed in Michael Komape case

Clinical psychologist, Steven Molepo, testified earlier in the week that the family had not found closure with Michael’s death.

Self-reflections of an activist

Mark Heywood's book avoids plain history. Instead it encourages its readers to reflect.

‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’

The state’s lawyer says that school sanitation can’t rest solely at the doorstep of education authorities

School tried to conceal Michael Komape’s death, court hears

James Komape, Michael’s father, was the second witness to be called to testify this afternoon in the trial that started on Monday.

Press Releases

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.