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Media Release: Launch – State of Human Rights in Gauteng 2020-2021 State of Human Rights Report

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 March 2021

On Tuesday, 23 March 2021, the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission will host a virtual launch of its 2020-2021 State of Human Rights Report – “Towards Ensuring the Right to Adequate Housing through the Upgrading of Informal Settlements.”
The Report focuses specifically on the projects that the 3 metros in Gauteng have committed themselves to in the 2020/2021 financial year under the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP). The report provides a critical assessment of the plans developed, budgets allocated and adjusted, steps taken and money spent by the City of Ekurhuleni, the City of Johannesburg and the City of Tshwane under the UISP. Through this critical assessment the report measures the commitment of these 3 metros to public participation and to ensuring greater access to water and sanitation, electricity, a safe and healthy environment and greater dignity for residents of informal settlements.

Details for the virtual launch are as follows:

Date:     Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Time:    11:00 am to 12:00 midday


Members of the media are welcome to attend and will be given an opportunity to pose questions to the authors of the report.

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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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