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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office to conduct a SHiNE briefing session with Rhodes University SRC

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 October 2022

The development and launch of the Commission’s Social Harmony National Effort (SHiNE) initiative intended to deal with the myriad of social and economic challenges faced by the country which are eclipsed only by the levels of inequality and disharmony in the country as a whole. The aim of SHiNE is to commit every South African to reflecting on and acting in small but important ways to develop respect and harmony in our homes and among the diversities that exist in our midst.

In line with the SHiNE initiative, the Commission recognises progress made in addressing historical inequalities in our public universities, however, patterns of systemic exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination continue to persist. It is therefore against this backdrop that the Commission’s Eastern Cape Provincial Office will be meeting with the Rhodes Universitys’ Student Representative Council (SRC) whose responsibility it is to provide guidance and direction to students. The Commission wishes to hear the voices and opinions of the youth heard and taken into account as SHiNE is implemented and popularised.

The purpose of the engagement is to introduce, promote and solicit contributions on SHiNE which engagement will be led by the Commission’s Deputy Chairperson, Fatima Chohan.

The stakeholder engagement is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date:    18 October 2022

Venue: Rob Antonissen (RA) Room, 1st Floor, Bantu Stephen
              Biko Building, Prince Albert Street, Makhanda
Time:   14:30 – 16:00


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 Legal Services Officer, Brandon Ainslie @ 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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