The presidency has described the decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to challenge the declaration of a national state of disaster over Eskom as “confusing” given that the party had been asking the president to do so since last year. DA leader John Steenhuisen confirmed on Friday that the party had already briefed its legal […]
The organisation argues that the Copyright Act is unconstitutional because it violates the human rights of blind people. The case will be heard on 21 September
The lawyer for the bereaved families argued that Dr Makgabo Manamela’s requests for postponements have a negative impact on the families of the deceased who seek closure
A memorial portal has been launched to help to families of those who have mental illnesses
Section 27 says the plans the Limpopo department has provided for getting rid of pit toilets are not clear and offer no timelines
In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.
When the hard lockdowns kicked in it was discovered that 3 000 schools didn’t have an adequate water supply. But this is not a new problem
The Democratic Alliance’s court case is about much more than an esoteric question of constitutional law
Supreme Court of Appeal says the attitude of the education authorities “to be deprecated in the strongest possible terms”
The death of Michael Komape has ignited debate on whether or not the common law should be developed to include damages for grief
The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations
History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?
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
It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools
Michael’s parents lodged several claims against the Basic Education Department after their five-year-old drowned in a pit latrine in 2014
Five-year-old Michael died in 2014 after falling into a pit latrine at Mehlodumela Primary School where he was a Grade R pupil
Section 27, which represented 63 families, described Zille’s comments as regrettable, saying her question was answered at length through testimonies
Clinical psychologist, Steven Molepo, testified earlier in the week that the family had not found closure with Michael’s death.
Mark Heywood’s book avoids plain history. Instead it encourages its readers to reflect.
The state’s lawyer says that school sanitation can’t rest solely at the doorstep of education authorities
James Komape, Michael’s father, was the second witness to be called to testify this afternoon in the trial that started on Monday.
Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.
The country’s political commitment to the fight against HIV cannot be judged solely by the accomplishments of a few government departments.
Civil society bodies are meeting education officials to formulate an urgent response to the shortage of tools and teachers for the visually impaired.
The Limpopo education department faces increased pressure after a report revealed 50% of next year’s books are yet to be acquired.
The minister did not appeal earlier rulings when they were made and cannot do so now, says NGO.
According to government, Section27’s Limpopo textbook case is very close to being resolved and should not even have reached the high court.
Section 27 is taking the Limpopo education department back to court over a failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of pupils again.
Section27 has applauded the department of basic education on the state of textbook deliveries in Limpopo for the 2014 academic year.
Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib warned during a discussion about his book that the elite will not give up power to the poor unless they are coerced.
The deputy minister of finance has admitted that the controversial newspaper advert placed by the department of basic education was ill-conceived.
A gauntlet has been thrown to the basic education department to stop "lying" about textbook supply in Limpopo and take responsibility.