Parliament, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has received 59 applications or nominations for vacancies to fill two fulltime positions to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
The committee has now called on the public to provide input on the suitability of these candidates to fill the positions. The candidates’ CVs can be perused on Parliament’s website.
Committee Chairperson Mr Bulelani Magwanishe said the nominee/applicant must be a South African citizen and a fit and proper person to the hold office of commissioner, as stipulated in section 193(1) of the Constitution. The person must have a record of commitment to promoting and respecting human rights, have applicable knowledge or experience on matters connected with the objects of the Commission, and comply with any other requirements prescribed by national legislation, in particular the SAHRC Act, 2013.
Mr Magwanishe said the committee called for nominations or applications in November last year to fill the two vacancies. The vacancies arose after the death of the deputy chairperson of the Commission, Ms Priscilla Jana, and the end of term of Adv Mohamed Shafie Ameermia.
Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates will be subjected to suitability screening/vetting and verification of qualifications.
Comments must be made no later than 26 February 2021.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR BULELANI MAGWANISHE.
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