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25th March 2015
12 March 2015
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters
The South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a business and human rights roundtable discussion under the theme ‘Business and Human Rights: Ensuring an inclusive work environment for Persons with disabilities’. The roundtable discussion will be hosted on Tuesday 17th March 2015.
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.
11 March 2015
Attention: Editors and reporters
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) notes with concern the allegations arising in the media regarding the adoption of a “green card” system by a community policing forum in the Western Cape, to regulate the movement of workers within the area’s more affluent suburbs.
|On 26 February 2015, the Deputy Chair of the African Union’s Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Committee), Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen briefed the South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) on the Concluding Recommendations by the Committee following the discussion of South Africa’s Initial Report on the Status of the implementation of the Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
The Committee is part of the African Union and the meeting has been hailed as a significant step because it marks the beginning of a laudable effort by the Region to effectively give recognition to the work of National Human Rights Institutions.
Click here for the Concluding Recommendations by the Committee following the discussion of South Africa’s Initial Report on the Status of the implementation of the Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
The SAHRC is requesting proposals to conduct a review of the past 20 years of the SAHRC.
• Produce a documentary film chronicling 20 years of the SAHRC
• Draft an accompanying report on the 20 years of the SAHRC with the documentary
The Commission is available on social media
SAHRC holds a hearing into Emergency Medical Services challenges in the Eastern Cape
SAHRC hosts a two day national hearing on access to emergency medical services in the Eastern Cape
SAHRC launches Human Rights and Business Country Guide to sensitise business to key human rights shortcomings in SA
SAHRC hosts business and human rights roundtable discussion focusing on ensuring an inclusive work environment for Persons with disabilities
SAHRC media statement on the allegations of green cards for workers in Worcester, Western Cape
Pfanelo February Edition
SAHRC Tip-offs Hotline
Report any fraudulent and/or unethical behavior taking place in the Commission anonymously to the SAHRC Tip-offs Line.
To lodge a human rights violation complaint, click here.
Independently managed by Office of the Public Service Commission.
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