Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
15 May 2012

Internships at Human Rights Commission

INTERNSHIPS

 The SAHRC is currently inviting applications for postgraduate law students to apply for internships at the Western Cape Office of the South African Human Rights Commission.

 

Requirements:

An appropriate four-year legal qualification with courses preferably in:

  • Constitutional Law, Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Criminal

Law and Interpretation of Statutes;

  • ·                Knowledge of Human Rights Law;
    • Knowledge of Constitutional developments;
    • Relevant practical experience would be a recommendation;
    • The applicant should have computer word processing skills.

 

SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES

Very specific attributes required are as follows:

 

ABSOLUTE commitment to the success of the Commission

  • Reliability
  • Tact
  • Organised
  • Integrity
  • Good Team Player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Networking skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Pro active
  • Innovative
  • Can handle pressure
  •  Punctual and able to meet deadlines
  • Assertive
  • Computer literacy and good knowledge and experience of IT systems
  • Enthusiasm to learn

 

We would appreciate if you advise students of this opportunity.

 

Ability to speak isiXhosa will be an advantage.

 

Interested students are invited to contact our offices for further information.

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