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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

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.
MEDIA STATEMENT

23 July 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission is calling on the Free State Education Department to develop procedures for monitoring and reporting on initiatives to counter racism in public schools in the province.
This comes after a finding made by the Commission against the Principal and staff at Dr Viljoen Combined School in a racism case.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 July 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting a three day human rights awareness and legal consultation clinic in Gauteng Province. The event will be held this week at the Skills and Multipurpose Centre in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.
11 July 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wishes to express its concern at the arrest of peaceful protestors staging a sit-in at the Free State Health Department’s Head Office. We have been advised that most of the protestors are women health care workers expressing dissatisfaction with the state of health care in the province and the alleged dismissal of about 3000 community health workers.
02 July 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reports


The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to express its deepest concern at the continued deaths of the initiates at the circumcision schools across the country.
20th June 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children.
MEDIA STATEMENT

08 June 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been monitoring the evictions of approximately 200 families that took place in Lwandle, in the Western Cape.
MEDIA STATEMENT

06 June 2014

ATTENTION: Editor and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned about the water contamination crisis and its resultant deaths in the Bloemhof region located in the North West Province. A water crisis has hit the communities of Bloemhof in the last week of May with allegations of a cholera outbreak and patients afflicted with diarrhoea.
20 May 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

Education is an important tool for the development of an individual, society and the nation as a whole.
14 May 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned at the sudden rush to complete oral evidence in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam.
MEDIA STATEMENT

15th April 2014

Attention Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has rejected the complaint filed against the State Prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial currently underway in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
24 March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a roundtable dialogue focusing on Equality to be held in Kliptown, Soweto.
Attention: Editor and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) notes with concern the incident that occurred at St Albans correctional center in Port Elizabeth between the night of the 2 March 2014 and the morning of 3 March 2014.
MEDIA STATEMENT

23th March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to respond to the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) following the release of its report on the right to access water and sanitation, last week.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 March 2014

THE RIGHT TO FOOD is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of people to access food and feed themselves, either by producing their food or by purchasing it.
14 March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) invites members of the media to the launch of the library Disability Unit. The unit, embedded within the SAHRC Library, will provide people with disabilities with equal opportunity to access information on Human Rights.
08th March 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission would like to express its shock at the new video of police brutality in Cape Town.
The horrifying video shows police officers assaulting, stripping and humiliating a man before dragging him on the pavement into the police van during an apparent arrest in Kensington, Cape Town.
04 March 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission is hosting Philippe Bousquet, an artist who will exhibit his work on human rights. The human, social and environmental consequences of the decisions we make as human beings and as societies.
04 March 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission will be launching the Water and Sanitation report on 11th March in Cape Town.
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