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Media Advisory: SAHRC KZN provincial office will be monitoring the KZN Department of Health’s implementation of Commissions ‘Investigative Report on oncology services in the province’ recommendations

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 09 January 2023

In 2017 the SAHRC KwaZulu Natal Provincial Office released its investigative report on oncology services within the province. The report emanated from a complaint that alleged, among others, the lack of adequate provision of oncology services in the KZN Province. The report was shared with relevant stakeholders to action and to engage with the findings and recommendations in the report which sought to improve the state of oncology services and to manage the backlog of oncology patients that had arisen at the time. The SAHRC had received reports on the actions that were undertaken to comply with the recommendations in its report.

Following these updates, the SAHRC is embarking on further monitoring of the recommendations in its report by visiting various health facilities in the province to assess the current state of oncology services and compliance with the SAHRC recommendations in the report.


The SAHRC will conduct monitoring interventions at the following health facilities:





Ngwelezana Hospital (Oncology Services)

Ngwelezana Hospital (Empangeni)


Greys Hospital (Oncology Services)

Greys Hospital (Pietermaritzburg)


Addington Hospital (Oncology Services)

Addington Hospital (Durban)


Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital (Oncology Services)

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital (Durban)


For further information contact SAHRC KZN Acting Provincial Manager, Ms Pavershree Padayachee on Tel: 031 304 7323 or via Email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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