Home Contact Us Maps Links The Constitution Marikana

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is entrusted with the implementation of the organisational strategy of the Commission and is led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO executes the mandate of the Commission and in doing so, is assisted by approximately 150 staff members, based in Head Office, Johannesburg and also in the nine provincial offices.

Ms Lindiwe Khumalo
Date of appointment: 01 May 2015

Lindiwe Khumalo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.  She was appointed to serve in this capacity with effect from 1 May, 2015. Prior to this position, Ms Khumalo was the Chief Operations Officer, overseeing the execution of the core business of the Commission nationally, which include legal services, research, advocacy and outreach and access to information in all 9 Provinces of the country.  Before being appointed to head operations, Ms Khumalo served in the Commission as Provincial Manager overseeing operations in the Free State Province.

Ms Khumalo is an admitted attorney with over 15 years practice as an attorney.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws, Masters in Law (specialising in Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa) from the University of Pretoria, as well as  Masters in Management (Public and Development) from the University of Witwatersrand.

She is currently pursuing an Doctorate of Laws Degree.

Mr Peter Makaneta
Date of appointment: 01 April 2012

View profile here:



- See more at: http://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/constitution/index.html#sthash.vQme5ODl.dpuf

The South African Constitution

The Commission is available on social media

SAHRC TWITTER.jpg One.jpg @SAHRCommission

Facebook-Icon.jpg SA Human Rights Commission

YOU1.png SAHRC 1

To lodge a human rights violation complaint, click here.

or Call 011 877 3600
e-mail: complaints@sahrc.org.za

Provincial contact details are available here


PAIA section 14 Manual.jpg


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


Report any fraudulent and/or unethical behavior taking place in the Commission anonymously to the SAHRC Tip-offs Line.

FreeCall: 0800 222 365
Email: sahrc@tip-offs.com
FreeFax: 0800 00 77 88
FreePost: KZN 138, Umhlanga Rocks 4320
Website: www.tip-offs.com

Independently managed by the Office of the Public Service Commission.


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

[See more]