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Media Release: SAHRC Gauteng Provincial Office releases fourth podcast in a five-part podcast series looking at the mandate and work of the Commission

Attention: Editors and Reporters

12 March 2021

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the SAHRC the Gauteng Provincial Office of the Commission has produced a five part podcast series looking at the work of the Commission.

The fourth episode covers the reality that rights come with responsibilities. It can be accessed, listened to, downloaded and shared here.

One way the South African Human Rights Commission furthers a culture of human rights in the country is by ensuring that a balance is struck between the individual rights of some and the individual rights of others.

In this episode, we look at what this means in practise by examining the case of Gretha Wiid, a Christian educator and sex educationist whose views on sex, gender and sexual orientation, shared in workshops and books for children, undermined the dignity of LGBTQI+ individuals.

This is the penultimate episode in the series. The final episode will be released on Friday, 19 March 2020 to mark Human Rights Day on 21 March 2021.

The series is hosted by Legal Officer Zamakhize Mkhize and produced by Elna Schütz with assistance from the Commission’s Advocacy and Research team in Gauteng.

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For further information contact SAHRC Gauteng Provincial Manager, Mr Buang Jones @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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