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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

PROVINCES

Introduction



The Provincial Offices implement the mandate of the Commission at a provincial level. The areas of work carried out by the Provincial Offices are as follows:

Legal services in the province are driven by Senior Legal Officer/s, Legal Officer/s and an Intake Officer. The Provincial Legal Services Unit (LSU) deals with complaints into alleged human rights violations, including but not limited to conducting investigations, drafting investigative reports, conducting mediations and litigating before the Equality Courts in terms of The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000 (PEPUDA). The Provincial LSU is guided by Sections 184(2) (a) & (b) of the Constitution, PEPUDA, Human Rights Commission Act 2013 and the Commission’s Complaints Handling Procedures.


Research and Advocacy: The provincial research and advocacy unit is led by the Provincial Human Rights Advocacy Programme (HuRAP) Officer. The sub-unit focuses on conducting relevant research in terms of Section 184(2)(c) of the Constitution and undertaking human rights education throughout the province as provided for in Section 184(2)(d) of the Constitution. 

The Provincial Offices strive to establish meaningful collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders without compromising its impartiality, Stakeholders include civil society organisations, tertiary institutions, faith based bodies, government departments and institutions, community based organisations, parliamentary structures, other Chapter 9 institutions and businesses.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape (EC) Office operates from 13 – 33 Phillip Frame Road, Waverley Park, Chiselhurst, East London.

At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 330. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 79 complaints. The bar graph above illustrates the percentage breakdown of complaints per the nature of the complaint.

Free State

The Free State (FS) Office operates from 18 Keller Street, Bloemfontein.



At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 340. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 22 complaints.

Gauteng

The Gauteng Provincial (GP) Office operates from Forum 3, Braampark, 33 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Joahnnesburg.

At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 887. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 151 complaints.

KwaZulu Natal

The KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Office operates from First Floor, 136 Margaret Mncadi, Durban.


At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 362. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 97 complaints.

Limpopo

The Limpopo (LP) Office operates from 29A Biccard Street, Polokwane.


At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 314. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 75 complaints.

Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga (MP) Office operates from 34 Brown Street, Mbombela (Nelspruit).

At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 213. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 44 complaints.

North West

The North West Provincial Office (NWPO) operates from 25 Heystek Street, Rustenburg.

At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 457. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 205 complaints.

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape Provincial Office (NWPO) operates from 45 Mark and Scot Road, Ancorley Building, Upington.

At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 114. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 19 complaints.

Western Cape

The Western Cape (WC) Office operates from 7th Floor ABSA building, 132 Adderley Street, Cape Town.


At the end of the third quarter of the current financial year, the total number of complaints recorded was 573. The total number of new complaints registered during the third quarter amounts to 110 complaints.

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