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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 12 December 2014

In December 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission successfully mediated a dispute between the University of Pretoria and two university students who painted their faces black to attend a 21st dress up party.
Media Statement: M-net

Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 12 December 2014

“The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received a complaint from Professor Lotz relating to a 2008 Carte Blanche programme which broadcast pictures of his deceased daughter’s body. The programme was broadcast without prior notification to the parents and caused them both severe distress and trauma.
Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 11 November 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a press conference that will be launching a report about the systemic challenges affecting the land restitution process in South Africa.
Attention: Editors and reporters

21 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity and equality from James French, Alice Choe, Mongezi Mahlangu and Mome Mahlangu
Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is happy and welcomes an agreement that has been reached in the matter before the Equality Court between the Commission and Pastor Oscar Peter Bougardt.
13 October 2014

In August 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) received a complaint from Ms Lebohang Litha on her behalf and on behalf of Alsilinx NPC (the Complainant).
ATTENTION: EDITORS AND REPORTERS

07 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that systematical challenges such as late payments, lack of coordinated approach to address disability issues within residential facilities contributed to human rights challenges found at the Johannesburg Association for the Blind.
MEDIA STATEMENT

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found against Mr Ziyaad Kayat following his anti-semetic comments in the social media.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

04 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a second phase of its national hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities on Monday 06th October 2014 at its Head Offices in Braamfontein Johannesburg.
23rd September 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has found that the rights of Qwaqwa residents in the Free State province were violated during the process to evict of hundreds of residents who occupied a farm in the Bokamoso area.
19 September 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity and equality from James French, Alice Choe, Mongezi Mahlangu and Mome Mahlangu. The Commission was requested to bear witness to the signing of an agreement between the parties resolving their complaints.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

18th September 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission has released its findings of an investigation into violations of access to health for detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre.
15th September 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has today kick-started a two day National Hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities.
MEDIA STATEMENT

03 September 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has completed an investigation into the problems with the scholar transport in the Eastern Cape and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments violated the learner’s right to basic education by failing to provide them with transport to school.
28th August 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the judgment handed over by the South Gauteng High Court in a matter relating to the illegal detention of immigrants against the Department of Home Affairs.
The judgment was given today, the 28th August 2014, in the matter of the South African Human Rights Commission & others v Lindela Repatriation Centre & others.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

18th August 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has completed its report on the issues and challenges affecting the implementation of the land restitution process in South Africa prior to 2014.
MEDIA STATEMENT

11th August 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) found that the Kopanong Local Municipality, in the Free State violated the resident’s right to human dignity by its failure to provide safe and sustainable water supply fundamental for a healthy, productive and dignified life. The Municipality has been given 18 months to implement turnaround strategy to fix the water crisis.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to an Inspection that will be conducted together with the Sikhala Sonke “Women of Marikana” at Wonderkop Stadium, Marikana tomorrow.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

30 July 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) is concerned about lack of transformation at Universities. The Commission will host a national hearing to look at a systemic issue behind transformation challenges.
Media Statement

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

28 July 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission has found no violations in the complaint by musician Steve Hofmeyr, the Freedom Front Plus, and others over statements made arising from a research report on the murder of women in South Africa.
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