CHR and ICAR Release Comprehensive Study of Business and Human Rights Law and Policy in South Africa

Today, the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at the University of Pretoria and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) are pleased to jointly release the “Shadow” National Baseline Assessment (NBA) of Current Implementation of Business and Human Rights Frameworks in South Africa.

This document represent one of the most exhaustive studies of South African laws, policies, regulations, and standards that pertain to business and human rights at the national level.

CHR and ICAR hope all stakeholders, including South African civil society groups, academia, government representatives, business groups, and investors, will engage with this tool, add to it, and apply it in their efforts to address business-related human rights harms.

The "shadow" NBA for South Africa can be downloaded here.

For more information, contact Josua Loots, CHR's Program Manager for Business and Human Rights, at or Sara Blackwell, ICAR’s Legal and Policy Coordinator for the Frameworks Program, at