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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape to conduct monitoring activities in the Joe Gqabi and Chris Hani Districts

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 September 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (“the Commission”) Eastern Cape Provincial Office (ECPO) will be conducting various monitoring activities in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality and Chris Hani District Municipality Districts. Section 184 (1) (c) of the Constitution states that, the Commission must monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic.  The role of monitoring and assessing potential and actual human right violations provides the Commission with an opportunity to ensure redress and to ensure that human rights are upheld in the Republic.

Monitoring activities will include site visits to disaster-affected areas, healthcare facilities, detention centres, local government service delivery and schools.

 The provincial activities will take place as follows:




19 September 2022


Monitoring Eastern Cape Disaster Report.

Lukhanyo Children Home.

Sterkspruit Christian Private School.

20 September 2022

Lady Grey

Monitoring EC Disaster Report:

Lady Grey Nursing home

21 September 2022

Aliwal North and Barkly East

EC Disaster Report

Aliwal North Special School

22 September 2022


Monitoring EC Disaster Report:

Siyahlangula Public School


23 September 2022

Komani/ Queenstown

Komani Mental Health Hospital

John Vorser TeHuis



24 September 2022


Road infrastructure



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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