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Amarightza - Socio-economic justice for all

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) and the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in partnership with the European Union (EU) launched a new socio-economic justice programme.

Amarightza - Socio-economic justice for all

The  Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) and the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in partnership with the European Union (EU)  launched a new socio-economic justice programme on Wednesday 10 December at Constitution Hill.

This new Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) Programme has a focus on the rights set out in the Bill of Rights, with a focus on Socio-Economic Rights.

Amarightza is the popular name for this exciting new Socio-Economic Justice for All Programme.

Amarightza seeks to make sure that citizens know their rights, how to access them and where to go when their rights are violated. It targets the marginalised and vulnerable groups.

The new Programme draws on the NDP-VISION -2030 goals which include:

Promoting a Constitutional Democracy built on the values of human dignity, equality and fundamental freedoms.

A number of high-level speakers speakers attended and spoke at the event including:

  • The honourable Mr John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development ( keynote address)
  • Judge Navi Pillay, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • His Excellency Ambassador Roeland van de Geer, Head of Delegation of the European Commission to South Africa
  • Ms Nonkululeko Sindane, Director-General, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Yasmin Sooka, Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights.

Visit the Amarightza website.

View a short video of the proceedings