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The Foundation for Human Rights is one of the primary indigenous grant-makers to the Human Rights sector in South Africa.

The aim of the Foundation is to address the historical legacy of Apartheid, support the transformation of South Africa and to build a human rights culture using the Constitution of South Africa as a tool.

The Foundation supports civil-society organisations and public institutions that promote and facilitate increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfilment of the rights contained in the Constitution.

The agenda and work plans are developed through consultative processes with civil society,which include bold initiatives dealing with complex and controversial issues.

The Foundation uses a rights-based approach to addressing poverty and inequality. Its grantees are expected to ensure that priority is given to the most vulnerable groups in society, especially the poor, through participation, accountability, non-discrimination and direct linkages to the rights as set out in the Constitution.






Our Work

Re-Opening of the Inquest into the Death of Anti-Apartheid Activist Dr Neil Aggett is set to Begin in the Johannesburg High Court Today, the 20th January 2020

Judge Makhume will preside over the re-opened inquest, which has been scheduled to run until the 28th of February 2020.

Internship Opportunity for 2020

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organizations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. FHR is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development called Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) which aims at increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights and socio-economic rights for all people. The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.
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