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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape to host a stakeholder engagement with COGTA and human settlements on areas affected by floods within the province

04 August 2022

Attention: Editors and Reporters

In April, disruptive and heavy rains led to localized flooding of vulnerable settlements, infrastructure, roads, low-lying areas and bridges within the Eastern Cape Province. Damage has been specifically reported to areas within the Alfred Nzo District, Chis Hani, Amathole as well as the Joe Gqabi and OR Tambo District Municipalities respectively. In view thereof, the Eastern Cape South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) conducted monitoring visits in areas including Libode, Centane as well as the King Sabatha Dalindyebo District’s surrounding villages in order to assess the damage caused to these areas by the floods.

After several initial engagements with stakeholders, the Commission will now host a follow up stakeholder engagement with key role-players to ascertain the progress made on disbursing relief packages to affected communities, as well as the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.

The stakeholder engagement will be held as follows:

Date: 5th of August 2022
Time:  09H00 – 11H00
Venue: Eastern Cape Provincial Office Boardroom

The stakeholder engagement will include participants from Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Department of Human Settlements, and will be chaired by Commissioner JB Sibanyoni.

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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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