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Restoring Dignity

Buang Jones: 'Poverty issues are important to me, I grew up in a shack'

29 July 2019

Alex inquiry reminds Jones of days he used bucket toilet.

Buang Jones the Gauteng provincial manager of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), has recently been cast into the spotlight in his quest to restore the dignity of poor black people.
Alex inquiry reminds Jones of days he used bucket toilet
He was initially assigned to a bail court in the Bloemfontein magistrate's court. He then moved to the district court doing minor cases such as theft and in June 2009, he got admitted as an attorney.

It was in Bloemfontein where Jones made his name for fighting for the rights of the poor and marginalised. His first involvement in a high-profile matter was during the open toilet scandal in Rammolutsi, Viljoenskroon, in the lead-up to 2011 local government elections.

He said moving to Gauteng to continue his human rights crusade brought a fresh take on issues. He said the volume of cases in Gauteng is higher than anywhere else in SA.

Source: Sowetan Live

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