Geographic Areas of Focus
SERI’s areas of geographical focus are Gauteng and Durban. There are several reasons for this. First, the greatest need – defined in terms of where the most people are conglomerated, compared with the range and efficacy of human rights assistance available to them – is in Gauteng and Durban. Second, although SERI aims to contribute to the betterment of rural conditions through overall advances in legislation and policy, SERI’s work focuses on urban areas because this is where the state has the most capacity to respond to engagement, and where civil society has the most capacity to mount effective engagement.
SERI also promotes regional interaction among African NGOs engaged in socio-economic rights-related issues, and engages with international organisations and processes aimed at advancing socio-economic rights internationally.