Upcoming South African Human Rights Commission public hearings. Human rights violations in farming communities
In 2003, the Commission produced a comprehensive report after the inquiry with separate chapters of recommendations dealing with land rights; labour; safety and security; economic and social rights as well as a chapter dealing with general recommendations. But the complaints persist. This has prompted the Commission to conduct a follow-up to the initial Inquiry of 2003. As a result, public hearings will be held on 18, 19 and 20 September 2007 at the Commission's offices in Parktown,
The Hearings will examine the efficacy, suitability, implementation and enforcement of legislative and policy changes inter alia by assessing progress made with reference to the three focal areas of land tenure security, safety on farms, and labour relations since 2003. The social relations on farms, evictions, land reform, child labour, health and safety; skills development; employment equity, crime and violence will also be included.
The closing date for submissions is 31 August 2007 and no late submissions will be considered.
The Terms of Reference can also be accessed on the website: www.sahrc.org.za