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The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has called for public input on the suitability of candidates that applied or were nominated as four full-time and two part-time Commissioners at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
Committee Chairperson, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe, said the CVs of candidates from applications and nominations received by the committee are now available on the parliamentary website to allow members of the public to comment on the suitability of these candidates. The CVs can be viewed on Media Statement: Justice and Correctional Services Committee Calls for Public Comment on CVs of SAHRC Candidates - Parliament of South Africa
The objects of the SAHRC are to promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights, to promote the protection, development, and attainment of human rights and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic. The seat of the Commission is in the Gauteng Province.
The nominee/applicant must:
- be a South African citizen and fit and proper person to hold office of the Commission, as contemplated in section 193(1) of the Constitution;
- have a record of commitment to the promotion of respect for human rights and a culture of human rights;
- be a person with applicable knowledge or experience with regards to matters connected with the objects of the Commission; and
- Comply with any other requirements prescribed by national legislation, in particular section 5 (b) the South African Human Rights Commission Act, 2013.
Mr Magwanishe said all candidates will be subjected to suitability screening and verification of qualifications. Applications and nominations must reach Mr Vhonani Ramaano, Committee Secretary by no later than 6 October 2023 at 16h00. Applications/ and nominations should be emailed to Sahrc@parliament.gov.za. Enquiries: Mr V Ramaano: 083 709 8427 or Sahrc@parliament.gov.za.
Issued by the Parliamentary Communication Services on behalf of the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe.