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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office to conduct a site visit and stakeholder engagement on the lack of socio-economic rights realisation in communities in Cradock

Attention: Editors and Reporters

3 August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission/SAHRC”) in the Eastern Cape will be conducting a site inspection of a community stationed on the roadside on the N10 between Cradock and Middleburg. The community was established in 1997 and there have been numerous engagements throughout the years with the relevant acting agents of government to assist the community with housing and basic services. Sections 26 and 27 of the Constitution provides that everyone has the right to housing and basic services and the state must take reasonable measures within its available resources to ensure that these rights are realized. It appears that the community is still without basic services and housing.

The Commission notes that the lack provision of socio-economic rights to the community has led to alleged human rights violation, including of children.

The Commission intends to conduct an inspection of the area followed by a stakeholder intervention, led by Commissioner J B Sibanyoni. The aim of this endeavor is to determine whether key roleplayers have addressed and responded to the needs of this community as called for by the Constitution.

The stakeholder engagement is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 4 August 2022

Venue: Cradock

Time: 12h30-14h00


For further information, contact the SAHRC Provincial Manager, Dr Eileen Carter @ 043 722 7828/072 638 9016 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Advocacy and Research Officer, Zukiswa N Mqakanya @ 043 722 7828 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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