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2024 Elections


  • SAHRC has been accredited with official observer status by the IEC. More than 60 officials will observer the upcoming elections on the 29th of May 2024.
  • SAHRC has a dedicated email address to assist you should you be concerned about any human rights related matter on the date of elections. Please contact us at
  • Responsible online conduct is imperative during the election process. Please visit our Social Media Charter to assist you stay clear from, and address online harms during this period
  • The SAHRC has offices in all 9 provinces. Please contact us should you wish to lodge a complain. You can reach us here 
  • The SAHRC is resolute in addressing online harms during this election cycle. Please visit our statement where we partnered with 31 National Human Rights Institutions to call upon all stakeholders to safeguard human rights during the election period in the digital age.


The Commission identifies, discusses and integrates strategic priority areas in line with the Human Rights Matrix. The Commissioners also assigned specific provinces and United Nations treaty bodies amongst themselves. These strategic priority areas, treaty bodies and provinces are set out in below.

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