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Media Invite: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office to conduct Monitoring, Human Rights Champion Empowerment, and Rollout the Equality Toolkit in the Joe Gqabi District

Attention: Editors and Reporters

06 December 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission will conduct various monitoring of schools, places of older persons, persons living with disabilities detention centres, equality courts and vaccination sites will be conducted.

Further, a human rights champion workshop on 7 December 2021 will be conducted. The identified human rights champions will be empowered on the mandate of the South African Human Rights Commission.

The role of Champions is to assist the SAHRC in the execution of its mandate, by strengthening real time access to communities and access to justice and serve as a link between the Commission and communities. In addition, the development of local Champions empowers vulnerable communities to access and realise their human rights; and to deepen an understanding of human rights, as over a period of time, levels of awareness increase through a multiplier effect.

The equality toolkit will be rolled out, to educate the Champions and courts on the role of the equality court and the right to equality.

The provincial activities will take place in the following areas:




06 December 2021

Burgersdorp and Jamestown

Monitor, Place of Older persons, children’s rights, schools, equality court and detention monitoring.

07 December 2021

Aliwal North and Sterkspruit

Empower Human Rights Champion, rollout the equality toolkit, Monitor Equality Court. Monitor Equality Court, Place of Older persons, children’s rights, schools and detention monitoring.

08 November 2021

Ndofela, Bikizana, Mbobo, Qhinirha and Msityi villages.

Conduct a joint C9 outreach in preparation of the intervention to be held on 9 December 2021.



For further information or enquiries, please contact: SAHRC Eastern Cape Advocacy and Research Officer, Ms. Zukiswa Nolubabalo M Mqakanya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on 043 722 7828

Alternatively:  Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Manager, Mr. L. Mpondo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



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