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Media Release: SAHRC Gauteng Provincial Office marks 25 Years and International Human Rights Day by launching a podcast series looking at the mandate and work of the Commission

Attention: Editors and Reporters

11 December 2020

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the SAHRC and to commemorate International Human Rights Day the Gauteng Provincial Office of the Commission has produced a five part podcast series looking at the work of the Commission.

The first episode covering the protection mandate of the Commission has now been published and can be accessed, listened to, downloaded and shared here.

In this episode, Legal Officer Zamakhize Mkhize looks back at the case of Martha Marais, who was chained to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria. It is a good example of how the Commission can protect the human rights of people living in South Africa in practical ways and have longer-lasting impact, including on our right to dignity and to healthcare, especially for the elderly.

This is the first of five episodes, which will be released over the next few months. The series is being produced by Elna Schütz with assistance from the Commission’s Advocacy and Research team in Gauteng.

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For further information contact SAHRC Gauteng Provincial Manager, Mr Buang Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476

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