Home Contact Us Maps Links The Constitution Marikana
| More

Is the 2012-13 National Budget geared towards addressing inequity and poverty?

Media Advisory

What:    High-level experts share their views on the 2012-13 National Budget
When:   Thursday 23 February 2012, from 8:30 to 11:00
Where:  6 Spin Street Restaurant, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

The global economic slowdown confronts governments everywhere with the challenge of protecting social spending even as fiscal resources remain limited and unemployment persists. In trying economic times when public sector and household resources are tight, it is particularly important to ensure that public finance policies are geared towards protecting the most disadvantaged families.

The National Budget for 2012-13, which will be presented on 22 February 2012 by the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan provides an opportunity to look at how public finances can help to ensure that children, women and poor families are not marginalised in the actual public sector allocations as well as the decision-making process of arriving at these.

This event, on the morning following the Minister’s budget speech, will bring together a panel of high-level experts – members of Parliament, child rights and social advocates, policy makers, etc. – to share their views on the 2012-13 National Budget and discuss the extent to which public investments are appropriately targeted toward reducing inequity and poverty.

Breakfast will be served.

For further enquiries

Vincent Moaga, SA Human Rights Commission; Mobile: 073 562 9866; Email: vmoaga@sahrc.org.za

Thierry Delvigne-Jean, UNICEF: Tel.: 012 354 8201; Email: tdelvignejean@unicef.org

For comments email info@sahrc.org.za [Back]

- 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]