South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)

Contact Details

Physical: 33 Hoofd Street, Braampark Forum 3, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Postal: Private Bag X2700, Houghton, 2041
Tel: 011 877 3600
Fax: 011 403 0668


The mission of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), as the independent national human rights institution, is to support constitutional democracy through promoting, protecting and monitoring the attainment of everyone's human rights in South Africa without fear, favour or prejudice.

The mandate of the Commission is to: promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights; promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; monitor and assess the observance of human rights; investigate and report on the observance of human rights; take steps and secure appropriate redress where human rights have been violated; carry out research; educate; require relevant organs of state to provide the Commission with information on the measures that they have taken towards the realisation of the rights in the Bill of Rights concerning housing, health care, food, water, social security, education and the environment; and carry out the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof BC Majola
Deputy Chairperson
Ms DPS Jana

Prof Bongani Christopher Majola
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana
Adv Mohamed Shafie Ameermia
Adv Andre Hurtley Gaum
Ms Matlhodi Angelina Makwetla
Adv Bokankatla Joseph Malatji
Mr Andrew Christoffel Nissen
Adv Jonas Ben Sibanyoni
Chief Executive Officer:
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Peter Makaneta (Acting CEO)
Senior Management:
Mr Siyasanga Giyose (Head: Strategic Support and Governance)
Ms Shireen E Motara (Chief Operations Officer)
Dr Martin Nsibirwa (Acting Head: Commissioners Programme)
Ms Alice Price (Head: Corporate Support Services)
Communications Officers:
Mr Gushwell Brooks (Communications Head: Media Enquiries)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualified
Current Assets12 53718 91320 5897 830
Non-Current Assets15 76415 33411 36912 670
Total Assets28 30134 24731 95820 500
Current Liabilities12 56613 01511 3998 856
Non-Current Liabilities1 1571 1131 079495
Total Liabilities13 72314 12812 4789 351
Total Net Assets14 57820 11919 48011 149
Total Revenue147 536131 643120 083102 399
Revenue from Exchange Transactions1 1251 507784480
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions146 411130 136119 299101 919
Total Expenditure(152 738)(131 342)(108 703)(99 175)
Employee Costs(98 400)(76 904)(65 677)(63 654)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(5 543)(889)11 3803 224
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(1 187)5 53713 2294 643
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(2 892)(4 115)(2 218)(377)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year11 28716 73017 1897 265
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure-79791 050
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure11---
Posts Approved185180178n/a
Posts Filled169162150n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

Overseeing Department/Entity

Annual Reports

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