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The Legal Services Programme (LSP) discharges the protection mandate of the Commission. This protection function of the LSP is broadly achieved through the provision of legal advice and assistance, the investigation and resolution of alleged human rights complaints, seeking appropriate redress through litigation in various courts including the Equality Courts that have been established in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (“PEPUDA”) and providing information regarding complaints statistics and patterns.

The implementation of the core work and outputs of the LSP is carried out primarily by its nine Provincial Offices, while the LSP Head Office which is based at the head quarters in Johannesburg, plays a coordinating and supporting role vis-à-vis the Provincial Offices . In addition, LSP Head Office handles systemic, more complex and national types of complaints and also provides in-house legal support and advice to the SAHRC.

The complaints handling procedures of the LSP are gazetted in terms of Government Gazette, No. 3022 of 6 July 2007, in accordance with section 9 (6) of the Human Rights Commission Act which requires the SAHRC to determine the procedures to be followed in conducting an investigation

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For further information contact:

Sizakele Ntoyi
Tel: 011 877 3621
E-mail: sntoyi@sahrc.org.za
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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
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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.


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