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Obituary: Lucrecia Seafield (1961 – 2017) - December 31, 2018

Lucrecia Seafield was a highly regarded and accomplished human rights lawyer with a track record of having worked with the marginalised and vulnerable through the different periods of her career.

FHR Submission to the Constitutional Review Committee - November 30, 2018

The Foundation for Human Rights made a submission to the Constitutional Review Committee which was set up to review Section 25 of the South African Constitution

The Gambia Becomes the Ninth Country to Allow NGOs and Individuals to Access the African Court Directly - November 28, 2018

The Republic of The Gambia has deposited the declaration required under Article 34(6) of the Protocol to allow NGOs and individuals to access the African Court directly

The End of Decentralised Despotism? - November 22, 2018

The Constitutional Court delivered a ground-breaking judgment which will have wide-implications for mining affected communities and their ‘right to say no’

ConCourt Ruling Curtails Power of Chiefs to Cut Mining Deals - November 6, 2018

A deal between the council of the Bakgatla tribe to allow Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM) to evict farmers to expand its open-pit mine, is being contested

8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace - October 10, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town

Investigative Report on the Maiden Bursary at uThukela District Municipality - October 10, 2018

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), a Chapter 9 institution promoting respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality, among others, released its Investigative Report on the Maiden Bursary at Uthukela District Municipality.

How Officials, Businesses And Traffickers Hide Billions From Cash-Starved Governments Offshore - September 30, 2018

Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found

FINAL REPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL ON ECONOMIC CRIME - September 20, 2018

On Thursday, 20 September 2018, the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime delivered its final findings to the public at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg

The First People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa Delivery of Tribunal Panel’s Final Report - September 14, 2018

The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime will deliver its final findings to the public at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 20 September 2018

Capacity Building Workshop for Paralegals and Community Advice Offices - September 13, 2018

The Foundation for Human Rights, in partnership with Street Law, is conducting a Capacity Building Workshop for Paralegals and Community Advice Offices from18-19 September 2018 in Johannesburg

Discussion Focuses on LGBTI Issues - September 11, 2018

The Ekurhuleni Pride Organisation Committee actively advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex rights in Gauteng’s Ekurhuleni Region

South African Women in Dialogue Honours the Life and Legacy of Ms Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe - August 27, 2018

South African Women in Dialogue honours the life and legacy of struggle stalwart Ms Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, widow of Pan Africanist Congress Founder, Robert Sobukwe, who died at her home in Graaf Reinet at the age of 91

The Rights Of Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups in South Africa - August 21, 2018

The Centre for Conflict Resolution, in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights, hosted three public dialogues on 23 April 2018 on “Ending Violence Against Women in South Africa: Disruption and Innovation”; on 22 May 2018 on “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Rights in South Africa: Equality and Inclusion on Paper Versus Practice”; and on 26 June 2018 on “Tackling Xenophobia in South Africa: The Search for Solutions” in Cape Town.

UN mourns death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ‘a guiding force for good’ - August 21, 2018

The United Nations is mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully after a short illness

Selected Judges of African Court of Human and People’s Rights - August 13, 2018

members of the African Court and re-appointed one Judge to serve for a final six year term

Selected Judges of African Court of Human and People’s Rights - August 8, 2018

The just-ended 31st African Union Heads of State and Government Ordinary Session in Nouakchott, Mauritania, has appointed three Judges as members of the African Court and re-appointed one Judge to serve for a final six year term

Commonwealth Observer Group encourages peaceful and credible elections in Pakistan - July 23, 2018

Former Head of State of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, will lead a distinguished panel of experts, to be deployed in various regions in Pakistan to observe the electoral process

President Barack Obama’s Speech: 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture - July 18, 2018

Former United States President, Barack Obama, delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at a packed Wanderers Stadium on 17 July 2018 in Johannesburg

Gugulethu and Manenberg Communities Join Hands for We Are One Concert - June 29, 2018

A powerful line-up of local talent will take to the stage on 30 June 2018 for the 'We Are One' concert hosted by the Cape Cultural Collective and several organisations from Manenberg and Gugulethu

Call for Proposal Archives

Call for Applications: Evaluation of Socio-Economic Justice for All Programme - May 28, 2018

The Foundation for Human Rights is an indigenous grant maker established in 1996 through an agreement entered into between the South African Government and the European Union

Call for Technical Experts - March 20, 2017

Further Development of the National Action Plan (NAP) and Finalisation of the Implementation Plan for the NAP.

Capacity Building Youth Active Citizenry Consultation - March 15, 2017

Call for proposals / concept notes for consultants to conduct a capacity building youth active citizenry consultation and survey

Call for proposals: Field-work service providers - June 15, 2016

Call for proposals for field-work service providers for a National SEJA Baseline Survey.

Call for proposals: Advice Offices - May 9, 2016

The goals of the AMARIGHTZA programme are to facilitate the realisation of socio-economic rights for vulnerable and marginalized groups, the strengthening of civil society organisations and to build sector coordination in the social justice sector. This programme is funded by the European Union under Sector Budget Support.

Call for proposals: Human Rights Awareness - May 9, 2016

One of the main objectives of the SEJA programme is to contribute towards the promotion, protection and realisation of socio economic rights. This call will support programmes aimed at creating awareness of socio economic rights. While recognizing that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent, socio-economic rights are particularly important in the South African context of widespread poverty and inequality.

Terms of reference: Socio-economic Justice for All - March 9, 2016

The Foundation for Human Rights wishes to engage the services of researchers working with civil society organisations to create a composite active citizenry index measuring the levels of participation of members of the vulnerable and marginalised groups in South Africa.

Community Mapping and Active Citizenry - January 17, 2016

The project locates its implementation within the Socio-Economic Justice for All programme (SEJA) of the Foundation for Human Rights.

Advice Offices: Call for Proposals - November 19, 2015

The goals of the AMARIGHTZA programme are to facilitate the realisation of socio-economic rights for vulnerable and marginalized groups, the strengthening of civil society organisations and to build sector coordination in the social justice sector. This programme is funded by the European Union under Sector Budget Support.

Human Rights Awareness - Call for proposals - November 19, 2015

One of the main objectives of the SEJA programme is to contribute towards the promotion, protection and realisation of socio economic rights. This call will support programmes aimed at creating awareness of socio economic rights. While recognizing that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent, socio-economic rights are particularly important in the South African context of widespread poverty and inequality.

Advice Offices: Call for Proposals - November 18, 2015

The goals of the AMARIGHTZA programme are to facilitate the realisation of socio-economic rights for vulnerable and marginalized groups, the strengthening of civil society organisations and to build sector coordination in the social justice sector. This programme is funded by the European Union under Sector Budget Support.

Human Rights Awareness - Call for proposals - November 18, 2015

One of the main objectives of the SEJA programme is to contribute towards the promotion, protection and realisation of socio economic rights. This call will support programmes aimed at creating awareness of socio economic rights. While recognizing that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent, socio-economic rights are particularly important in the South African context of widespread poverty and inequality.

Global Challenges Fellowship program - October 6, 2015

GCF invites scholars from rising non-Western global powers to explore complex research questions in the humanities or social sciences

Socio-Economic Justice for All: EuropeAid/150204/DD/ACT/ZA - July 9, 2015

The European Union Delegation to South Africa is seeking proposals for projects to strengthen access to socio and economics rights

SERSA Programme: Promoting the rights of small scale farmers, farm workers and farm dwellers - July 17, 2014

This Call aims to support practical interventions bringing more people into productive activity that is directly beneficial to their households, and which aims to improve the lives of farm workers and farm dwellers on commercial farms.

SERSA Programme: Climate Change - July 17, 2014

South Africa’s Constitution upholds the right to a clean and healthy environment. Environmental policy developed to realise this right is given legal effect in the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA). Key principles of the Act include sustainable development, environmental justice, the polluter-pays principle, and participation and transparency in decision-making.

SERSA Programme: Socio-economic / job creation - July 17, 2014

The Constitution establishes a range of socio-economic rights for citizens of South Africa, including rights to housing, education, health care, water, food and social security. It also calls on government to take legislative and other measures for a progressive realisation of these rights.

Terms of Reference LGBTI Project - June 19, 2014

Comprehensive scan of LGBTI initiatives, networks and activities and development of training materials in the country in three phases.

Evaluation of Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Development Programme (AJPCR) - May 9, 2014

The Foundation for Human Rights, in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, is engaged in the AJPCR programme funded by the European Union through Sector Budget Support. As part of this programme, the Foundation is commissioning an evaluation to assess the design, implementation and the results of the programme in order to determine its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact in the context of its stated aims.

Event Archives

Time to Remember: Reflections of Women - From the Black Consciousness Movement - November 23, 2018

The African Gender Institute & Women for Awareness is launching Time to Remember - Reflections of Women from the Black Consciousness Movement, a compilation by Sam Moodley ‘Narratives that bear testimony to the human spirit’, on 25 November 2018

Roundtable on Business and Human Rights - March 29, 2017

FHR, in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission, is hosting a Roundtable on Business and Human Rights

National Health Insurance Public Engagement: KwaZulu-Natal - January 26, 2017

Does the White Paper adequately respond to SA's constitutional human rights obligations

National Health Insurance Public Engagement - January 11, 2017

Does the White Paper Adequately Respond to South Africa’s Constitutional Human Rights Obligations?

National Health Insurance Public Engagement Cape Town - November 8, 2016

Does the White Paper Adequately Respond to SA’s Constitutional Human Rights Obligations?

National Health Insurance Public Engagement: - September 20, 2016

Does the White Paper adequately respond to SA’s Constitutional Human Rights obligations?

Invitation: 2016 Steve Biko Bioethics Lecture - August 4, 2016

Is ethics pivotal to transformation by Professor Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Poverty and Inequality seminar series - May 5, 2016

Community advice offices: A case for public funding to help fight poverty and inequality

Anti-racism and anti-xenophobia Community Dialogue - March 9, 2016

Zola Advice Centre, the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development are hosting a workshop

Migrant Workers' Struggle : Book Launch - February 19, 2016

Join us for the launch of Just Work? Migrant Workers Struggle Today

Xenophobia: Why Are We Still Debating - February 14, 2016

Round table debate hosted by Women in Mission Advice & Development Association and Foundation for Human Rights

Dialogue on Blackness: Essentialisms, intersections and fault lines - February 14, 2016

The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, in collaboration with the Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations, invites you to participate in an exciting dialogue to talk about the issues of blackness and its entanglement with essentialisms, intersections and faultlines in post-apartheid South Africa.

International Migrants Day - December 6, 2015

An International Migrants Day event will be held on the 18 December 2015 at Alex San-Kopano Community Centre, in Alexandra.

The Constitution, Human Rights and Transformation - December 2, 2015

The Wits School of Governance, the delegation of the European Union to South Africa and the Foundation for Human Rights invite you to the 3rd Dialogue on development and rights

Disabillity Conference 2015 - November 15, 2015

Novem­ber is Dis­abil­ity Aware­ness Month. As part of its month-long aware­ness and advo­cacy cam­paign, the Legal Resources Cen­tre, in con­junc­tion with the Foun­da­tion for Human Rights (FHR), is pre­sent­ing a two-day con­fer­ence on the obsta­cles faced by peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in all aspects of life;

Sri Lanka: A Test Case for the World's Willingness to Address Mass Atrocities - October 29, 2015

Better known for its palm fringed holiday beaches, cricket, and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is now a test case for the world's willingness to address mass atrocities.

Yanaya Gender Film and Dialogue Festival - October 13, 2015

The second Gender Film and Dialogue festival will be held in Kwazulu Natal in October.

The Role of Tradition and Culture: What has South Africa Achieved in Gender Equality? - August 6, 2015

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, in collaboration with the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), Johannesburg, is holding a public dialogue

Announcement Archives

FHR Internship Opportunity for 2017 - January 31, 2017

The FHR seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Vacancy: Driver - January 18, 2017

FHR is looking to employ a driver

Call for Applications: Mogambri Moodliar Human Rights Award 2016 - November 3, 2016

The FHR invites all grantees to submit projects for the Mogambri Moodliar Human Rights Award 2016.

Vacancy: FHR Grants Administrator - September 14, 2016

The Grants Administrator is responsible for the effective administration and information management within the Grants Unit of the Foundation for Human Rights.

Vacancy: Co-ordinator FHR LGBTI Rights Project - September 13, 2016

The Foundation for Human Rights (the FHR) is a partner of the Department of Justice on the National Task Team to address gender and sexual-orientation-based violence against LGBTI persons (NTT).

Vacancies at Foundation for Human Rights - July 15, 2016

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region and has the following vacancies

Vacancies at FHR - April 12, 2016

The FHR seeks to appoint a number of posts

Special Youth Programme 2016 - March 13, 2016

FHR and the The Community Healing Network (CHN) present a new education youth programme

Anti- Xenophobia CSOs meeting and dialogues calendar for 2016 - January 6, 2016

Schedule of dates for the anti-xenophobia meetings/ dialogues for Civil Society Organisations in 2016 - Gauteng Province.

Justice College receives accreditation - November 30, 2015

The Justice College's scope of accreditation has been extended to include paralegal practices.

Human Rights Poetry Award - November 19, 2015

UHRSN is inviting applications for its very first human rights poetry competition themed "Refugees and your message to Europe".

African Union calls for papers for publication - October 8, 2015

African Union calls for papers for publication on the theme “Year of Human Rights with Special Focus on Rights of Women”

Internship opportunity for 2016 - August 25, 2015

The Foundation for Human Rights seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Commonwealth Youth Worker Award - August 13, 2015

Nominations are open for the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards 2015, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of youth workers and their enduring positive impact on young people across the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Invitation for Applications for Foreign Law Clerks - April 13, 2015

The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as foreign law clerks.

Each year, 15 to 20 young lawyers from around the world serve as foreign law clerks to the Constitutional Court. Working alongside two South African law clerks, foreign law clerks assist a specific judge in performing his or her duties.

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Chief Financial Officer - February 19, 2015

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights.

FHR are looking to appoint a CFO to be responsible for all the financial affairs of FHR including Donor Funds, for developing a financial and operational strategy, on-going development and monitoring of systems and reporting of accurate financial results.

The key performance areas for the CFO will include:

  • Strategize, direct and manage all financial affairs for FHR including Donor Funds.
  • Developing a financial and operational strategy, including metrics tied to that strategy,
  • On-going development and monitoring of systems and reporting of accurate financial results
  • Overseeing finance budgeting, cash flow and accounting.
  • Ensure the development of and adherence to financial policies and procedures, and reporting in compliance with regulatory, donor and internal governance and Board financial requirements.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of financial aspects of the FHR grant management system and reporting.
  • Develop risk management strategies for the organisation,
  • Liaise with relevant external financial institutions and regulators.
  • Demonstrate performance against generic management objectives
  • Unqualified audits
  • Other activities as required

Education:

  • Preferable: CA (SA) or B. Comm. (Hons.) with completed articles plus relevant work experience
  • Essential: B. Comm., majoring in accounting plus completed articles plus relevant work experience

The knowledge and skills required includes:

  • Experience of finance in the NGO/CBO sector and working with donors
  • At least 12 years relevant working experience and at least 6 years in a financial management position
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an environment with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel spreadsheets
  • Advanced skills in Pastel Evolution
  • Extensive knowledge of financial management and finance in the development and NGO sectors
  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting
  • Knowledge of EU and SA Government reporting requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including developing workplans and schedules
  • Knowledge of auditing procedures
  • Knowledge of financial models and tools
  • Sound knowledge of risk management
  • Strategic thinker
  • Good Business acumen
  • Good leadership versatility
  • Strong attention to detail

The closing date for submission of applications is 9 March 2014.

Preference will be given to female applicants

Please submit your CV, three references and a one page motivation letter to HR(at)fhr.org.za

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

Job Posting - President of the Extraordinary African Trial Chamber (Hissène Habré court) for Francophone African judges - November 6, 2014

The Statute of the Extraordinary African Chambers, the court trying the former president of Chad Hissène Habré, provides that the President of the Extraordinary African Trial Chamber (as well as the President of the Appeals Chamber) shall be a non-Senegalese judge from another African Union Member State.

The Chambers have just posted an announcement for the President of the Trial Chamber and the Appeals Chamber. They can be found here.

Please circulate to any interested candidates and re-post widely . Applications must be sent to the African Union legal office by 28 November.

Vacancy: Human Resources Manager - October 17, 2014

The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights.

The FHR is looking for a Human Resources Manager to guide and manage the organisation’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programmes, and practices as well as employee relations.

This is a part-time position for 4 mornings a week. The successful applicant must have:

  • A Degree in Human Resource Management or an equivalent qualification (Public Administration/ Psychology, Social Work)
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in human resources including recruiting and managing staff
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Very good planning and writing skills
  • Computer literate
  • A Driver’s license is essential
Interested applicants please send your CV’s as well as a letter motivating your interest in this job. Please email to hr(at)fhr.org.za. The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd November 2014. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

LGBTI Rights Project - Co-ordinator vacancy - June 9, 2014

The Foundation for Human Rights (the FHR) is a partner of the Department of Justice on the National Task Team to address gender- and sexual-orientation-based violence against LGBTI persons (NTT). The FHR is looking for a coordinator for its work on LGBTI issues and rights. Click here for more details.

Human Rights Day - March 20, 2014

FHR is participating in the following activities on 21 March 2014