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Media Alert: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office will be conducting monitoring activities in the Joe Gqabi, Chris Hani and Sarah Baartman District Municipalities

Attention: Editors and Reporters

09 December 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (“the Commission”) Eastern Cape Provincial Office (ECPO) will be embarking on various monitoring activities in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Chris Hani District Municipality and Sarah Baartman District Municipality. Section 184 (1) (c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that, the Commission must monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic.  The role of monitoring and assessing human rights and potential human rights violations, provides for an opportunity for the Commission 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:



Monitoring Activities

11 December 2022


Follow up with inmate’s complaints at Sada Correctional Service Centre.


12 December 2022

Aliwal North/ Maletswai

Monitoring EC Disaster Report:

Huis van der Horst old age home

SAPS Maletswai

13 December 2022


Burgersdorp Secure Care Centre.

Burgersdorp Correctional Centre.

Burgersdorp Primary HealthCare Centre.

14 December 2022


Steynsburg Primary Healthcare Centre.

Steynsburg SAPS.

Local Government Service Delivery.

15 December 2022


Middelburg Old Age Home.

Middelburg PHC.

Middelburg CYCC.

16 December 2022

Graaf Reinet

Graaf Reinet Correctional Centre.

Local Government Service Delivery.


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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