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Media Advisory - South African Human Rights Commission to Host an Inquiry into Recent Alexandra Protests

17 April 2019
Attention: Editors

The South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will host an inquiry into the recent violent protests in Alexandra Township. This inquiry will form part of the Commission’s investigation, in collaboration with the Public Protector’s office into the service delivery complaints that have given rise to the protests.
The purpose of this inquiry is to focus on the human rights aspects that informed the protests such as access to adequate housing, water and sanitation and an environment that is not harmful. The Commission seeks to provide long lasting solutions that will ensure an improved quality of life for the people of Alexandra.

The inquiry will take place as follows:
Date: 18 April 2019
Time: 10h00
Venue: Main Boardroom, 4th Floor, South African Human Rights Commission, Braampark Forum, Braamfontein.

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For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Zamakhize Mkhize, Legal officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 011 877 3764 / 061 814 7143

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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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