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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office to host Human Rights Day in Mqanduli, Pazima Village in the OR Tambo District Municipality

Attention: Editors and Reporters

25 March 2024

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The Eastern Cape Provincial Office (ECPO) of the South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) will be hosting a Human Rights Day event in Mqanduli, Pazima Village in the O R Tambo District Municipality.

In order to raise awareness and combat human rights challenges, the ECPO intends to host an information sharing session to provide a platform where the Commission has invited different stakeholders that support democracy and provide services. A complaints handling helpdesk will be provided. The Pazima Community has indicated that they have challenges accessing and engaging with acting agents on issues affecting their communities. These matters arise from complaints such as compromised quality and access to socio-economic rights, civil and political rights and cultural rights. The focus on these human rights is motivated by the mandate of the Commission, which aims to promote, respect, monitor and protect human rights under the theme “Three Decades of Respect for and Promotion of Human Rights”.

The engagement will be held as follows:

Date:  26th of March 2024

Time:  10H00 – 13H00

Venue: Pazima Junior Primary School

The engagement will include participants from multiple sectors, including Chapter 9 and 10 Institutions, district and provincial government departments.  The invited speakers will engage on their respective mandates and how they promote and protect human rights. An opportunity will be afforded to the invited speakers in order for them to address or respond to questions directed at them from the affected communities. The Commission underscores the importance of safeguarding the rights of communities and emphasizes the need to ensure that rights are respected, promoted and protected.

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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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