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The South African Human Rights Commission is searching for talented individuals who are committed to shaping the future of South Africa.

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Launch of Access to Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape Hearing report
SAHRC Deputy Chairperson, Pregs Govender flanked by Commissioner Bokankatla Malatji and Ms Dieketseng Diale, Head of Advocacy and Communications at the launch.

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Government vow to be more responsive at the National Information Officers Forum

On Monday, 28th September 2015, the South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hosted the 12th annual National Information Officers Forum (NIOF). The event fell on the international “Right to Know” day. The NIOF has become a prominent feature in the calendar of the access to information community and the event has provided a safe space for implementers to have frank conversations about their perceptions, capacities, challenges and best practices in complying with PAIA.

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Children's Rights and Business Principles report

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Safety and Security in Farm Communities

Unregulated Artisanal Underground and Surface Mining Activities


In order to comply with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act. 1999 (Act I of 1999) (PFMA), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (5/2000) (PPPFA) and the revised Preferential Procurement Regulation, 2011, SAHRC invites all relevant Service providers for goods, services and works to register on the supplier database. SAHRC promotes B-BBEE initiatives and would urge all SMMEs to apply.

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urt judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society

9 July 2015

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomes the judgment handed down yesterday by the Western Cape High Court in a matter relating to the lack of judicial oversight in the granting of emolument attachment orders (“EAOs”). The SAHRC intervened in the matter as amicus curiae, to champion the human rights of people who are poor and vulnerable. In handing down his judgment, Judge Desai placed on record the court’s ‘indebtedness to the amicus curiae and their counsel.’


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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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SAHRC launches Report on access to emergency medical services (EMS)
All have the right to celebrate their heritage – SAHRC
SAHRC hosts its 12th annual National Information Officers Forum (NIOF) conference
SAHRC has launched an investigation into deaths in a fire of three deaf children
SAHRC welcomes convinction of former police officers in Mido Macia case


Pfanelo September Edition

Upcoming Events

  • 21-23 Sept: Human Rights Clinic - N’wamitwa, Limpopo  
  • 22 Sept: ESR - workshop, Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Eastern Cape   
  • 22 - 24 Sept: Human Rights Clinic, Khutsong, Merafong Local Municipality, Gauteng   
  • 23 Sept: Xenophobia workshop, Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
  • 23  Sept: Heritage day - Staff commemoration, All Offices
  • 24 Sept: Heritage day, National public holiday
  • 28 Sept: Stakeholder engagement on Hate Crime, Ventersdorp, North West


SAHRC Programmes

Since its establishment, the SAHRC has dedicated itself to:
•  Raising awareness;
•  Monitoring and assessment;
•  Education and training
•  Addressing human rights violations

How can the SAHRC help?

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

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