Human Rights Centre to be launched at UFS

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The Free State Centre for Human Rights will be launched at the University of the Free State’s Bloemfontein Campus on Tuesday evening.

Research assistant at the Free State Centre for Human Rights, Sikelela Ndlazi, says the centre will dominantly tackle human rights issues based on campus and will offer research initiatives for post-graduate students.

Ndlazi says the theme or topic of discussion for the launch will be ‘Transformation in Higher Education’.

“The whole narrative of tonight is to institute a culture of human rights in Higher Education,” he says.

He adds that a memorandum of understanding will also be signed between the Free State Human Rights Centre, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), as well as the UFS’s Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice.

The partnership agreement will entail working together in order to tackle instances of human rights violations on campus with the initial focus being an aim to put the 2008 Reitz issue to bed.

Newly elected Chairperson of the SAHRC, Bongani Majola, will be the guest speaker.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News