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Media Invite: Limpopo Water and Sanitation hearing

Monday, 17 September 2012


ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to its provincial water and sanitation hearing which will be held at Ga-Sekhukhune, in Limpopo.

DATE:      20th September 2012
VENUE:   Jane Furse Comprehensive School
TIME:      08h30-16h00

The hearings are scheduled to run until November 2012 and will culminate in a National Hearing in March next year where the Commission’s findings will be presented to Parliament and the people of South Africa.

These hearings are located within the Commission’s poverty and inequality strategy and will be led by the SAHRC’s Commissioners.
The hearings are as a result of the large number of complaints the Commission receives and the Commission’s recent investigations and findings in respect of widespread complaints on the right to sanitation by the poor.

Not long ago residents of Makhaza lodged a complaint with the Commission after the City of Cape Town installed unenclosed toilets in their area. The Commission found that the provision of unenclosed toilets was not only contrary to the guidelines of the National Housing Code but a violation of their right to dignity. A Similar finding was made on the erection of unenclosed toilets in the Rammolutsi Township, Viljoenskroon, Moqhaka Local Municipality in the Free State.

The Commission linked these two local-level complaints to the generic right to water and sanitation across South Africa and consequently decided to convene the hearings.
The hearings will be attended by other Chapter Nine institutions and relevant State and Non-State organs that can be held to account by the communities during the proceedings.

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For more Information and RSVP please contact:
Motshabi Moemise
Tel: 011 877 3660
Email: mmoemise@sahrc.org.za


ISSUED BY:
Isaac Mangena
Head: Communications
Mobile: 071 884 8273
Email: imangena@sahrc.org.za
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