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Case 1: Open Contracting

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health and Information Officer, Department of Health

On 22 February 2022 in Gauteng, South Africa, the HJI launched legal proceedings for the disclosure of all Covid-19 vaccine contracts and any applicable agreements with relevant companies and entities.  This follows an access to information request to the National Department of Health which was refused.

  • Access our notice of motion and founding affidavit here (30MB)
  • Access the answering affidavit here (1.26MB)
  • Access our press release here
  • Access our fact-sheet about the case here

Case 2: Open Decision-making

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health, Information Officer of the Department of Health, the Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health, Information Officer of Department of Health, the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, and the South African Medical Research Council

On 6 April 2022 in Gauteng, South Africa, the HJI launched legal proceedings for the disclosure of advice behind government’s Covid-19 policies, including vaccine selection, use and prioritisation, and the prioritisation of so-called ‘special groups’ other than health workers through the Sisonke programme.

  • Access our press release here
  • Access our fact-sheet about the proceedings here
  • Access our founding affidavit in proceedings related to the Minister’s Advisors here (30MB)
  • Access the Answering Affidavit here (677KB)
  • Access our founding affidavit in proceedings related to the Sisonke programme here (11 MB)
  • Access the Answering Affidavit here (411KB)

Case 1: Open Contracting

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health and Information Officer, Department of Health

On 22 February 2022 in Gauteng, South Africa, the HJI launched legal proceedings for the disclosure of all Covid-19 vaccine contracts and any applicable agreements with relevant companies and entities.  This follows an access to information request to the National Department of Health which was refused.

  • Access our notice of motion and founding affidavit here (2.6MB)
  • Access the annexures here (27MB)
  • Access our press release here
  • Access our fact-sheet about the case here

Case 2: Open Decision-making

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health, Information Officer of the Department of Health, the Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs

The Health Justice Initiative v The Minister of Health, Information Officer of Department of Health, the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, and the South African Medical Research Council

On 6 April 2022 in Gauteng, South Africa, the HJI launched legal proceedings for the disclosure of advice behind government’s Covid-19 policies, including vaccine selection, use and prioritisation, and the prioritisation of so-called ‘special groups’ other than health workers through the Sisonke programme.

  • Access our press release here
  • Access our fact-sheet about the proceedings here
  • Access our founding affidavit in proceedings related to the Minister’s Advisors here (30MB)
  • Access our founding affidavit in proceedings related to the Sisonke programme here (11 MB)

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