Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa

Contact Type Organisation Nickname SERI
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Main Email
info@seri-sa.org
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Main Phone
011 356 5860
Main Fax
011 339 5950
Main Address
6th Floor, Aspern House
54 de Korte Street
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, GT 2001
South Africa
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Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa
Organisation Type
NGO
Vision
To advance the currency of human rights and particularly socio-economic rights in South Africa. To promote the fulfilment of socio-economic rights by vulnerable communities in South Africa. To assist poor and marginalised groups to realise an adequate standard of living. To contribute to public governance through empowering local communities to understand their rights, government processes and to effectively engage in such processes, thereby holding government accountable.
Mission
To advance the currency of human rights, and particularly socio-economic rights, in South Africa through contributing to and influencing socio-economic rights-related debate and practice. To ensure pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and to develop socio-economic rights jurisprudence through strategic advocacy and litigation. To promote the fulfilment of socio-economic rights and an adequate standard of living for vulnerable groups in South Africa through providing dedicated, expert socio-economic rights assistance to poor communities, social movements and women’s and migrant groups. To advance public governance through empowering local communities to understand their rights, government processes and to effectively engage in such processes, thereby holding government accountable particularly at the local level, where delivery and local democracy are affected. To contribute to the networking and coordination of rights-based civil society initiatives and campaigns in relation to access to housing, water, electricity and sanitation, with a particular focus between 2012 and 2014 on advancing activism around regularising housing and basic services in informal settlements.
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Number of Full Time Staff
7
Number of Part Time Staff
2
Number of Volunteers
2
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Advocacy and Awareness, Housing, Human Rights, Justice, Research
Head Office Province
Gauteng
Provinces Served
Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal
Projects
Research, advocacy and litigation around the following areas: 1. Housing and evictions - upgrading of informal settlements, inner city evictions and low-income housing, bond repossessions 2. Access to basic services – basic services in informal settlements, municipal indigent policies, defending against cut-offs 3. Political space – right to protest, freedom of association, research into protest and policing.
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R2K
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