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Media Invite: SAHRC North West Provincial stakeholder engagement

Attention: Editors and Reporters

18 July 2019                                          

On 18 and 19 July 2019, the North West Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day).  The Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on the 18th July. The day was officially declared by the United Nations (UN) in November 2009 with the first Mandela Day - recognised by the UN - held on the 18th July 2010.

SAHRC North West provincial office will commemorate Mandela Day by visiting old age homes in Rustenburg and Brits. The North West Provincial Office will use the Mandela Day commemoration to share information on human rights with the residents of the homes, to monitor living conditions in the homes and to make donations.

The SAHRC North West office will also host a number of interventions and stakeholder engagements with a view to promote/raise awareness on basic human rights, to build sustainable working relations with communities and to provide a platform for communities to engage with the Commission and other stakeholders on matters that affect them.

The planned interventions are as follows:

Date

Time

Venue

Intervention

18 July 2019

10:00-14:00

Moruleng Old Age Home – Rustenburg

Mandela Day commemoration. The mandate of the SAHRC, Bill of Rights and Older Persons Rights.

19 July 2019

10:00 – 14:00

Letlhabile Care for the Aged – Brits

Mandela Day commemoration. The mandate of the SAHRC, Bill of Rights and Older Persons Rights.

19 July 2019

09:00 – 12:00

North West School for the Deaf – Leudoringstad

Plenary meeting for the launch of the safety and security in special needs schools report in the North West Province on the 08th August 2019.

22 July 2019

10H00 – 14H00

Dinokana Village, Mamoswane Primary School  – Zeerust

Key stakeholder engagement – The mandate of the SAHRC, child Handling Friendly Procedure and Children’s rights.

23 July 2019

10H00 – 14H00

Khuma location – Klerksdorp

Information session- The mandate of the SAHRC, conduct inspection based on the residents’ right to water and environment.

24 July 2019

10H00 – 14H00

Marikana Peace Building Team – Skoonplaas

Gender based Workshop – The mandate of the SAHRC more emphasis to Right to equality and dignity.

25 July 2019

07H30 -13H00

Rustenburg Technical School and Fly Eagle Primary School

Information session- The mandate of the SAHRC more emphasis to children’s rights and right to education.

26 July 2019

10H00 – 14H00

Rietvley Village – Office of the Rustenburg Mayor

Gender based Workshop – The mandate of the SAHRC more emphasis to Right to equality and dignity.

26 July 2019

08H00 – 13H00

Klerksdorp -  Office of the North West Premier.

Workshop – Provincial Public Consultation for the National Anti-Corruption Strategic Discussion Document.

30 – 31 July 2019

08H00 – 16H00

Mahikeng – North West Department of Health

Mental Health Submit – Report on the national investigative hearing into the status of mental health care in South Africa.

 

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For further information or enquiries, please contact: SAHRC Advocacy and Research Officer, Adv Oarabile Gaoraelwe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on 082 404 5788 or Provincial Manager, Mr. Osmond Mngomezulu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 063 1251 383.

 

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