Putting Human Rights at the Centre of the MTBPS


20 October 2022

Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) and Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) will host a pre- Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) webinar on Tuesday, 25 October 2022.  

As the most significant health crisis in recent times, the Covid-19 pandemic has rightly dominated the health activism landscape over the last two years. As the heights of the pandemic seemingly pass, the crises preceding Covid have only deepened.  

The covid related fiscal shocks have been compounded by geopolitical shifts most notably, the war in Ukraine, has contributed to increased volatility and uncertainty.  This has led to a downward revision to South Africa’s economic outlook which could result in further negative impacts on South Africa’s constitutional obligation to progressively realise socio economic rights.  

The MTBPS needs to reflect a significant recovery strategy for human rights. The ongoing failure to mitigate the economic crisis will continue to impact the most venerable. 

On the panel will be Budget Justice CoalitionRural Health Advocacy ProjectSECTION27, HEALABlack Sash and Equal Education.

Details of the webinar: 

Date: 25 October 2022 Time: 10h00 -12h00 Zoom link: 


Media enquires 

Phemelo Khaas                       Phemelo.Khaas@rhap.co.za                           0837633472