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Title: PRESENTATION TO JUSTICE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE


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PRESENTATION TO JUSTICE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
  • 9 June 2004
  • Parliament Building
  • Plein Street
  • Cape Town

2
Structure of Presentation
  • Introduction
  • Financial Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Key Interventions of the Commission 1995 2004
  • Performance 2003/04
  • Outputs and Service Delivery Indicators 2004/05

3
Introduction
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Mission of SAHRC
  • The South African Human Rights Commission is the
    national institution established to entrench
    constitutional democracy.
  • The aims of the Commission are to promote
  • - respect for
  • - observance of and
  • - the protection of human rights

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Mandate of the SAHRC
  • The Human Rights Commission must
  • Promote respect for human rights and a culture of
    human rights
  • Promote the protection, development and
    attainment of human rights and
  • Monitor and assess the observance of human rights
    in the Republic.
  • Section 184 (1) of the Constitution

6
Organisational Structure
7
Financial Resources
8
MTEF allocation
Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand Baseline allocation R thousand
1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07
17 296 21 780 22 612 27 401 32 728 37 653 40 774 43 220
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Baseline allocation
10
Human Resources Growth
11
Human Resources
  • Since 1996 the Commissions total staff
    complement increased from 50 to a total of 91
    employees as at 31 March 2004.

12
Growth in terms of Human Resources
13
Key Interventions 1995 2004
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SAHRC Intervention Areas
  • - Racism -
  • - Economic and Social Rights -
  • - Child Rights -
  • - Disability -
  • - Xenophobia -
  • - Legislation Monitoring-
  • - International Work -
  • - Education and Training -
  • - Other -

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Racism
  • Racism and Integration in schools (March 1999)
  • Inquiry on Racism and Racial Discrimination in
    the Vryburg District of the SAPS (March 1999)
  • Hearing on Racism in the Media (November 1999)
  • National Conference on Racism A Nation in
    Dialogue (August 2000)
  • World Conference Against Racism (2001)

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Economic and Social Rights
  • Annual Social and Economic Rights Reports
  • National Poverty Hearings (March 1998)
  • Food Security and Nutrition Conference (March
    1999)
  • Inquiry into Initiation Practices at Educational
    Institutions (May 2001)
  • Investigation into Health Care Services in the
    Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga (2002)
  • Seminar on HIV/AIDS and practices of financial
    institutions (May 2003)

17
Child Rights
  • Macro-Economic Policies and Child Rights
    Conference (May 1999)
  • A Focal Point for Children (2000)
  • - Study tour to developing nations
  • - Meetings with CBOs and NGOs
  • - Report
  • Participation in development of NPA for Children
    (2000)
  • Inquiry into Sexual Offences Against Children
    (2002)

18
Disability
  • Workshop on equality and persons with
    disabilities (2000)
  • Report on accessibility of built environments to
    persons with disabilities (2002)
  • Resource book on disability rights (2002)
  • Participating in the development of the UN
    Convention on the Rights of Persons with
    Disabilities (2003/04)

19
Xenophobia
  • Roll Back Xenophobia Campaign (1998)
  • Photo project for immigrants (July 2000)
  • Inquiry into Lindela Repatriation Centre for
    non-nationals (December 2000)
  • Training manual for immigration officials (2001)
  • Training of border police (2001)
  • Seminars for journalists in partnership with IAJ
    putting xenophobia on the medias agenda (2001)

20
Inputs into Legislation
  • Equality legislation
  • Access to Information legislation
  • Older Persons Bill
  • Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Bill
  • Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework
    Bill
  • Sexual Offences Bill
  • Communal Land Rights Bill
  • Terrorism Bill

21
International Work
  • International Coordinating Committee for National
    Institutions
  • African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights
  • Support and development of National Institutions
    on the Continent
  • Coordinating Committee of African National
    Institutions
  • Hosts the Secretariat of African National
    Institutions
  • Presents papers on human rights related matters
    internationally

22
Education and Training
  • Curriculum for schools (1997-2003)
  • Since 2003 More than 25 interventions per month
  • Regional collaboration
  • Teaching at Higher Institutions of Learning
  • Advanced Certificate in Education on Values and
    Human Rights
  • Rural omnibus training

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Other
  • Inquiry into Prison Conditions (1998)
  • Chaired the Inquiry into Abuse and Neglect of
    the Elderly (February 2001)
  • Inquiry into Human Rights Violations in Farming
    Communities (2002)

24
Performance 2003/04
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Strategic Objectives 2003/04
  • To establish the Commission as a resource and
    focal point for human rights
  • To raise awareness of human rights and the role
    of the Commission
  • To investigate individual and systemic complaints
    of human rights violations and provide
    appropriate redress
  • To provide a comprehensive research and
    documentation facility designed to advance human
    rights, especially social and economic rights
  • To develop a sustainable culture of human rights
    through education and training

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Priorities of the SAHRC
  • Outcomes
  • Alleviation of poverty
  • Contributing to the achievement of equality
  • Focus Areas
  • Equality
  • Economic and Social Rights
  • Access to Information

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Programmes
  • Commissioners
  • Management
  • Finance and Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Advocacy
  • Legal Services
  • Research and Documentation
  • Education and Training
  • Provincial offices included in programme reports

28
Budgeted expenditure per main programme
2003/04Total R32 728 000
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Programme Commissioners
Outputs Actual Performance
Consultative meetings with government ministries, statutory bodies and members of civil society Meetings with members of Cabinet and the Presidency roundtables with stakeholders such as traditional leaders and human rights NGOs regular interaction and support to other Chapter 9 Institutions, including the IEC, PP, CGE and Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities.
Strategic interventions on human rights Visits to Lindela Repatriation Centre meetings with traditional leaders on initiation schools visits to detention facilities for children (Bossassa) roundtable discussions on key issues (hate speech, hate crimes, culture, equality, etc)
Attendance of meetings and reports to African Coordinating Committee of National Institutions, United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) and Internationall Coordinating Committee (ICC) Reports on monitoring of treaty obligations and country reports Meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee of African National Institutions drafting of the international disability convention meeting of the International Co-ordinating Committee of National Institutions meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.
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Programme Office of the CEO
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Resource Management
  • Coordination of provincial offices
  • International engagements
  • Secretariat for African National Human Rights
    Institutions
  • Liaison with relevant regional and international
    agencies

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Programme Management
  • To provide efficient, effective and economical
    corporate services
  • To develop and implement an integrated human
    resource management strategy
  • To maintain and develop high-level information
    and communications technology systems
  • To develop financial, administrative and
    procurement systems in line with PFMA and
    Treasury prescripts and regulations

32
Human Resource Management
Outputs Actual Performance
Job evaluation Equate system functional Committee established and operational
Performance management Performance management contracts completed
Management development 3-day leadership and development course Annual management retreat
33
Finance and Administration / Information
Technology
Outputs Actual Performance
Financial management and administration systems Audited financial statements in terms of PFMA MTEF submission (2004/05 2006/07) Monthly reports to national treasury Introduction of Pastel Fixed Asset register Internal Controls Fully functional internal audit Risk assessment and risk management Upgrade of security/ IT security
Information and communication technology systems Upgrade of network infrastructure Video conferencing facility Upgraded backup systems IT policy in place Increase internet and e-mail bandwidth
34
Programme Advocacy
  • Programme restructured during 2003/04.
  • The campaigns and public education functions were
    reallocated to the Education and Training
    Programme.
  • A separate Media and Communications Programme was
    established in August 2003 to manage the
    communications, publications and media functions.

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Programme Media and Communications
  • To establish a communication friendly environment
    within the Commission and with stakeholders /
    role-players
  • To promote human rights awareness by implementing
    an effective and efficient communications
    strategy
  • To promote the work and corporate image of the
    Commission through public and media relations
    initiatives

36
Publications
37
Website No. of page hits per month
39 increase in total number of hits per year
38
Media Relations
Output Actual Performance
Media Liaison Press conferences Press releases Press enquiries and interviews Feature articles 3 24 1241 4
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Programme Legal Services
  • To investigate individual and systemic complaints
    of human rights violations
  • To provide appropriate redress and resolve
    disputes regarding violations

40
Complaints per Office
41
Number of Complaints (last 5 years)
42
Top 10 Typical Complaints (all offices)
43
Complaints Dealt with per Office
44
Programme Research and Documentation
  • To monitor and assess the observance of economic
    and social rights
  • To monitor and assess the observance of human
    rights, including the right to equality and the
    right to information
  • To establish and maintain a leading human rights
    library and documentation centre

45
Economic and Social Rights
Output Actual Performance
Socio-economic rights reports, protocols and workshops The final draft of the 5th ESR report was completed by 31 March 2004 for adoption by the Commission, printing and distribution in 2004/05. Substantial refinements were made to the economic and social rights monitoring process to improve the quality of monitoring and to raise awareness of economic and social rights. 2 economic and social rights seminars were held, in addition to 20 other presentations and briefings for government and civil society.
46
Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair
Discrimination Act
Output Actual Performance
Annual Report on Equality workshops on equality The section of PEPUDA requiring a report from the Commission is not yet in force. Equality courts monitored. 4 workshops conducted.
47
Promotion of Access to Information Act
Output Actual Performance
Annual Report on Access to Information Report to be submitted to Parliament with Commissions Annual Report. Extensive review of Act undertaken, including national and international data.
48
Library ServicesAquisitions
Material Quantity
Journals Books Law Reports CD Roms Loose leaf updates Reports/Annual Reports Newspapers Magazines/Newsletters Government Gazettes 297 118 purchased 163 donated 60 9 196 22 reports and 65 annual reports The library subscribes to 3 daily and 4 weekend papers 287 weekly
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Programme Education and Training
  • To develop training materials on human rights
    education and training, especially on equality
    and anti-discrimination, and human rights
    training methodology
  • To conduct training, workshops, seminars,
    presentations and capacity building programmes on
    equality, economic and social rights, promotion
    of access to information, farming communities and
    the SAHRCs focus areas, and respond to requests
    for training from organisations, communities, etc

50
Programme Education and Training (continued)
  • To provide in-house capacity building for the
    Commission on equality legislation, access to
    information and general human rights training
    methodology
  • To ensure the institutionalisation of Human
    Rights Education and provide a system for quality
    assuring the education and training programmes of
    the SAHRC

51
Educational Interventions Total Commission
workshops/training per province
Total no. 230
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Educational Interventions Total Commission
seminars/presentations per province
Total no. 192
53
Educational Interventions Total number of
educational interventions
Total no. 422
41 812 people reached at 35.15 interventions per
month
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Educational Interventions Rural interventions
Total no. 97 Participants 4502
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Themes for Total Commission Educational
Interventions
Themes Total Number of Interventions
Equality The Elderly People with Disabilities Human Rights and the SAHRC Children Human Rights Education Economic and Social Rights Omnibus Access to Information Gender HIV/AIDS Other 89 4 6 86 34 48 47 27 23 13 20 25
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Target Groups
  • Public Officials
  • The Elderly
  • Private Sector
  • Youth/ Learners
  • Women
  • Communities/ Rural Areas
  • Civil Society
  • People with Disabilities
  • Judiciary
  • Traditional Leaders
  • Educators/ School Governing Bodies
  • Children/ Youth

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Outputs and Service Delivery Indicators 2004/05
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Projected Expenditure (R000)2004/05
Strategic Management 3 591 10
Finance and Admin 8 456 23
Commissioners 3 760 10
Media and Communications 1 290 3
Legal Services 3 343 9
Research and Documentation 5 981 16
Education and Training 3 565 9
Provinces 7 667 20
Total 37 653
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Projected Expenditure (R000)2004/05
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Budgetary requirements2003/04 2005/06
2003/04 R000 2004/05 R000 2005/06 R000
Funding requirements 38 103 42 094 44 620
MTEF Baseline 32 728 37 653 40 774
Shortfall 5 375 4 441 3 846
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Key Objectives 2004/05
  • To be an effective institution for the promotion
    and protection of human rights the Commission
    will pursue the following primary objectives
  • To advance the public and parliamentary
    accountability of the Commissions work and
    maximise the utilisation of public resources
    through sound strategic management and efficient
    financial and administrative systems and
    procedures
  • To entrench the Commission as the major resource
    and primary focal point for human rights
    promotion, protection and monitoring in the
    country
  • To publicise and convey the role and work of the
    Commission to the general public via an
    integrated internal and external communications
    strategy

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Key Objectives 2004/05 (continued)
  • To protect human rights by investigating
    individual and systemic complaints of human
    rights violations and provide appropriate
    redress
  • To monitor human rights by providing
    comprehensive research and documentation
    mechanisms designed to advance and assess human
    rights, especially social and economic rights
    and
  • To promote human rights and contribute to
    developing a sustainable culture of human rights
    through education and training, community
    outreach and public awareness campaigns.

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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Strategic Management To advance the public and parliamentary accountability of the Commissions work and maximise the utilisation of public resources through sound strategic management Processing constitutional and legislative compliance Strategic reviews Aligning programmes to strategic objectives Respond to internal and external environment Implement accountability mechanisms Framework for legislative and statutory compliance Informed strategic choices Adherence to Strategic Plan Performance management system Job evaluation system Internal audit system Risk assessment and management Operational synergy amongst programmes Assessment and quality assurance system Up to date performance management system and staff appraisals Completed job evaluation by Dec 2004 Adopted risk management policy by Feb 2005 Monthly strategic reviews, assessments and quality assurance 100 compliance with statutory requirements Full implementation of provincial support policy 100 adherence to targets and objectives of Strategic Plan
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Finance and Administration To provide efficient financial and administrative support Implementation of systems and procedures policy Processing legal and statutory compliance Initiation of budgeting processes Performing financial and administrative functions Budget submissions MTEF and monthly budgets reports Management of systems and network hardware and software maintenance Monitoring and implementation of IT security policy Asset management, administration and logistics, procurement, and provisioning Unqualified audit report 4 meetings of Audit Committee Monthly and quarterly reports submitted to National Treasury Upgraded Wide Area Network by August 2004 Provincial office in Mpumalanga fully operational July 2004 Updated procurement and tender procedures by August 2004
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Commissioners To entrench the Commission as the major resource and the primary focal point for human rights promotion, protection and monitoring in the country Strategic interventions on human rights issues Liaison with government, parliament and civil society Profile enhancement initiatives International, regional and national, liaison Presentations, networking and advocacy Policy development Legislation monitoring Human rights compliance with international standards Increase human rights knowledge and awareness by at least 10 annually especially in rural communities 10 increase in policy development and legislation monitoring 10 increase in human rights compliance/ reporting
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Media and Communications To publicise and convey the role and work of the Commission to the general public via an integrated internal and external communications strategy Developing corporate communication Establishing sustained media profile Promoting human rights awareness through the print and electronic media. Publications Media releases Promotional materials Maintaining website Media and public relations exercises   Increase human rights awareness by at least 10 annually especially in rural communities To reach 20 of the population annually through publications, and media  
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Legal Services To protect human rights by investigating individual and systemic complaints of human rights violations and provide appropriate redress Ensuring effective complaints handling Conducting investigations and litigation Processing complaints Determining appropriate remedies Conducting hearings Legal opinions Increase the number of complaints handled and successfully concluded by between 20-30 annually. To conduct at least one public hearing per financial year
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Research To provide a comprehensive research and documentation facility designed to advance human rights. Monitoring the realisation of socio- economic rights, equality and access to information rights and assessing the observance of human rights in general Legislation monitoring of economic and social rights, equality rights and access to information Annual socio-economic rights, equality and access to information rights reports Increased awareness of legislative developments and appropriate interventions into law reform Workshops and seminars on human rights issues (economic and social rights, equality and access to information) Submission of economic and social rights, equality and access to information rights reports to Parliament within six months of the end of each financial year One awareness raising intervention per month
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Outputs and service delivery indicators 2004/05
(continued)
Key Objectives Strategy Output Service delivery target or milestone
Education and Training To develop a sustainable culture of human rights through formal and public education and training Translating human rights standards into tangible and deliverable education and training outcomes, and the implementation of these Human rights training courses, seminars and workshops In-house capacity building programmes Materials Public education initiatives 350 interventions per year (all inclusive) 240 trained professionals 50 alignment of human rights infusion in programmes and materials 12 quality assurance activities per year. 8 outreach initiatives in rural areas 4 sets of educative materials
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