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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

Migration & Equality

In terms of section 1 of the South African Constitution, South Africa is a democratic state founded on the values of human dignity, the achievement of equality and the achievement of human rights and freedoms. It is also founded on the values of non-racialism and non-sexism. However, despite these founding values; and despite the advent of constitutional democracy from apartheid; inequality in the country persists. The achievement of equality is therefore a fundamental objective for a just and open democratic society as envisaged by the Constitution.

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Past Events

LGBTI Regional Conference, 03 – 05 March 2016

Mpumalanga Provincial Visit, 20 - 24 June 2016


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The Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.

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