“No members of the Board serve on a full-time basis.

The SCA acknowledges that UNIA reports that its day-to-day management is overseen by two directors who work on a full-time basis, and that this is sufficient for their purposes.

However, the SCA is of the view that the enabling law of an NHRI should provide that members of its decision-making body include full-time remunerated members.

This assists in ensuring:

a) The independence of the NHRI free from actual or perceived conflict of interests;

b) A stable tenure for the members;

c) Regular and appropriate direction for staff; and

d) The ongoing and effective fulfilment of the NHRI’s functions.

The SCA encourages UNIA to advocate for the amendment of its enabling law to ensure that the decision-making body includes full-time members.”