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Disability Toolkit for private sector

Monitoring Framework

Annual Trends Analysis for the 2013/14

Human Rights and Business Country Guide


Social Exclusion and Poverty Traps among Children in South Africa

  1. Full report
  2. Summary


Acid Mine Drainage and Human Rights

Charter of Basic Education Rights


SA Children: A Review of Equity and Child Rights


Millenium Development Goals and the Realisation of Economic and Social Rights in South Africa

Report on Site Visit to Makopane


Mining-related observations and recommendations: Anglo Platinum, Affected Communities and other Stakeholders, in and around the PPL Mine, Limpopo

•  Cover
•  Chapter 1 to 3
•  Chapter 4 to 5
Chapter 6 to 7

Human Rights Development Report

Public Forum on Exclusive Organisations

The Golden Key Awards

World Refugee Day


Crime and its Impact on Human Rights
•  Dialogues

Report of the ad hoc Committee on the review of Chapter 9 and Associated Institutions


Annual Human Rights Lecture

Compliance with the Provisions of the International Convention Against all forms of Racial Discrimmination

Reflections and Democracy and Human Rights

Human Rights Week

Discussion on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading  Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT)


Site Visits to Eastern Cape Hospitals


Child Sexual Offences

Enquiry into Racism and Racial Discrimmination in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Towards a Barrier Free Society

The Process of the Substitution of the Death Penalty


Xenophobia and Related Intolerances
•  Declaration
•  Report

Developing and Adopting a Comprehensive National Action Plan and Strategy to Combat Racism

The National Action Plan and Strategy to Combat Human Rights


Human Rights Resource Catalogue

Millenium Statement on Racism and Programme of Action - Afrikaans

Towards the Development of a Focal Point For Children in the SAHRC


Conference on Racial Integration in Schools

Report into the Arrest and Detention of Suspected Undocumented Migrants

Nutrition as Human Rights

Workshop on Open and Accountable Democracy
Workshop Manual - Building a Culture of Human Rights


National Prisons Project of the SAHRC


An SAHRC Policy Paper #5 Disability

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The South African Constitution

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SAHRC launches investigation into allegations of racism at University of the Free State
SAHRC finalizing report on complaints against King Goodwill Zwelithini
SAHRC response to ANC petition on racism
International Disability Day – SAHRC calls for employers to do more
SAHRC welcomes Supreme Court judgment on the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo


Pfanelo January Edition

Upcoming Events

  • 20 year Anniversary Celebration


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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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