“The Law is silent on whether members serve in a full-time or part-time capacity, and the HRCZ reports that it has no full-time members. This was noted during the SCA’s November 2016 review of the HRCZ.

The SCA is of the view that the appointment of members on full-time basis promotes stability, an appropriate degree of management and reaction, and limits the risk of members being exposed to conflicts of interest upon taking office.

The SCA notes that section 6(1) of the Amendment Bill provides for members to serve on full-time basis. The SCA is of the view that these amendments, if passed in their present form, would address the previously stated concerns. The SCA therefore encourages the HRCZ to continue to advocate for the passage of the amendments.”