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Media Advisory: SAHRC North West Provincial Office commemorates Human Rights month by hosting various interventions to promote Human Rights in the age of COVID-19

29 March 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

In 2021, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month under the theme: “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: promoting human rights in the Age of COVID-19”.
The North West provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) recognises the significance of Human Rights Month in South Africa and has embarked on various systemic interventions to protect, promote and monitor human rights. These included:

•    monitoring places of detention to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the in the North West Province;
•    addressing complainants of human rights violations to secure appropriate redress.
•    promotion of human rights in the Age of COVID-19.
•    celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa


On 29 to 31 March 2021, the Commission in the North West will continue commemorating Human Rights Months by hosting various interventions in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality as follows:


Date     Engagement      Venue
29 March 2021    Information Sharing Session with Learners BA Seobi Secondary     BA Seobi Secondary in Potchefstroom
29 March 2021    Human Rights Dialogue with civil servants on the implications of Covid-19 in the workplace       Municipality Chamber in Ventersdorp
30 March  2021    Human Rights Workshop with Community Health Care Workers    Witpoort Community Centre in Maquassi Hills
31 March  2021    Information Sharing Session with Older Persons     Ratanang Service Club in Kanana, Klerksdorp

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For further information contact the SAHRC North West Provincial Office Manager, Mr Osmond Mngomezulu on 060 790 1476 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Adv. Oarabile Gaoraelwe on 0824045788 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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