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Release of report by the Marikana Commission of InquiryMEDIA STATEMENT
The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its national investigation into the challenges relating to the treatment of older persons. The purpose of the investigation was to work towards the formulation of effective responses to address the numerous human rights violations experienced by older persons.
The report focuses on systemic issues that have a direct impact on older persons, specifically in their experience of attempting to access their constitutional rights. The Commission recognises that older persons constitute a vulnerable group with unique and differing needs compared to those of other vulnerable groups, such as women, children or people with disabilities, and that they therefore deserve focused attention in order toaddress and resolve the rights violations currently being experienced byolder persons.
The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission), together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, has published a Business and Human Rights Country Guide (Country guide) for South Africa. This country document will provide guidance to companies on how they can promote and respect human rights in South Africa.
The country guide provides an insight into how business can relate with the labour, and land and property sectors. This is to sensitise business to key events highlighting shortcoming between business and human rights, such as Marikana and labour brokering. The country guide also canvasses challenges in the security and conflict area, which impacts on, inter alia, the right to life and labour protests that, at times, turn violent.
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Release of report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry
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Report any fraudulent and/or unethical behavior taking place in the Commission anonymously to the SAHRC Tip-offs Line.
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Since its establishment, the SAHRC has dedicated itself to:
• Raising awareness;
• Monitoring and assessment;
• Education and training
• Addressing human rights violations
The SAHRC promotes, protects and monitors human rights in South Africa. It also has a specific responsibility to promote and monitor the implemen-
tation of PAIA.
08 March – International Women’s Day
21 March - Human Rights Day
27 April – Freedom day
1 May - Workers day
03 May – World Press Freedom Day