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”

Financial compensation for grief and sorrow?

The death of Michael Komape has ignited debate on whether or not the common law should be developed to include damages for grief

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

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Ministers go into self-isolation

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The solitary choreography of solo prayer

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories