“The SCA notes that, while the SAHRC has a general protection mandate, it does not have an explicit mandate to monitor places of detention. The SCA acknowledges that, in practice, the SAHRC undertakes activities in this regard. However, it encourages the SAHRC to advocate for the inclusion of explicit mandate to conduct unannounced visit to all places of detention in its law. 

The SCA commends the efforts of the SAHRC to advocate for the ratification of OPCAT and encourages the SAHRC to continue its advocacy for the establishment of the NPM.”