ERC TO INVESTIGATE INTERNAL BREACH OF PRIVATE MEETING





January 19, 2021



The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), is deliberating to fast-track a thorough investigation following a disturbing social media post at the weekend alleging racial bias on the part of certain Commissioners as it relates to the filling of vacancies for Heads of Department.


The post made reference to discussions taken at the ERC monthly statutory meeting on Monday January 11, 2021 at which certain Commissioners had collectively recommended public advertising for current, vacant senior job postings within the Commission.





The leaking of information from private meetings of the ERC is unethical and intolerable. The lives of Commissioners must not be put at risk due to reckless and irresponsible behaviour by Commissioner(s) and/or staff. As a consequence, a thorough investigation will be launched with a view of identifying the source of the leak and have corrective action taken.


Ethnic Relations Commission

January 19, 2021