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28 August 2013

Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate from the South African Human Rights Commission has been nominated to form part of the Commonwealth Observer Mission that will monitor the forthcoming presidential elections in the Maldives.
Attention Editors and Reporters

19 August 2013

In light of today's ruling by the Constitutional Court, dismissing the application of the injured and arrested miners of Marikana, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) is heartened by the clear message sent by the Constitutional Court in relation to the fairness of proceedings without funding for the injured and arrested miners.
23 July 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporter

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is pleased that the Marikana Commission of Inquiry has been stood down until Thursday. The SAHRC calls on the Commission, government and all parties to use the break in proceedings to find a funding solution that will allow those injured and arrested at Marikana on 16 August 2012 to continue to take part in the Commission process.
22 July 2013

South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the Media to a Roundtable Discussion on Xenophobia.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
19 July 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission and its legal representatives at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, Centre for Applied Legal Studies are deeply concerned at the withdrawal of five parties to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
The SAHRC and CALS respect the decisions of those parties and share their concerns at the absence of statefunding for the injured and arrested individuals of the Marikana tragedy.
08 July 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission expresses immense concern at the rise in incidents of corporal punishment in schools across the country. The Commission has received complaints and has noted instances where the violence committed by educators against learners extends far beyond the ambit of the definition of corporal punishment. These include instances where children were severely humiliated, grievously injured, left disabled, or did not survive their injuries.
MEDIA INVITE:

07 July 2013

South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the Media to the Launch of the Water and Sanitation Reports, following our investigations in to several municipalities in the Free State Province.
08 July 2013

South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the Media to a dialogue on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The dialogue will be hosted by Commissioner Bokankatla Malatji, SAHRC Commissioner responsible for Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

03 July 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission has completed its investigations into water and sanitation situation in five (5) Municipalities in the Free State Province. Reports with the findings and recommendations for all these five municipalities have been completed and will be released next week, Wednesday 10 July 2013 in Bloemfontein.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

13 June 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has noted reports that allege that African National Congress Western Cape Provincial Chairman, Marius Fransman has “snubbed” the meeting arranged by the Commission as part of its investigation in a dispute between Mr Fransman and the South African Jewish Board of Deputieis (SAJBD).
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters
 
13 June 2013.
 
Against the background of serious service delivery breakdown in several parts of SA and a perceived lack of government accountability, a defining meeting took place today at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

10 June 2012

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a National Hearing focusing on issues and challenges relating to the treatment of older persons in Institutionalized care centres.
07 June 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

On Friday 07 June 2013, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) conducted a site inspection of some of the areas in Cape Town affected by the current sanitation crisis most notably, Gugulethu‘s informal settlements of Kanna, Barcelona and Europe.  The Commission is deeply concerned about the state of sanitation in these areas and believes that the current crisis poses a significant health risk particularly to vulnerable communities.
03 June 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to the Business and Transparency conference in Sandton Convention Centre.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

03 June 2012

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a National Hearing focusing on issues and challenges relating to the treatment of older persons in Institutionalized care centres.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

28 May 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission is saddened to learn of the rising death toll of child initiates in both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. Of all of the guarantees enshrined within our Constitution, the right to life is the most fundamental. Once a person to whom the care of a child is entrusted reneges on their constitutional imperative to protect that child, it corrodes the very rudimentary aspects of the commitment we have made to them.
The South African Human Rights Commission has learnt with shock and sadness of the sudden tragic passing on of Vuyo Mbuli, a veteran journalist and a world renowned TV and Radio Presenter in the South African Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday the 19th of May 2013.  
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

13 May 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission has noted the statement by the Western Cape MEC for Education, Donald Grant in which he claims that the Commission has issued a report giving the Western Cape province 100 percent achievement in textbook delivery to schools for the 2013 school year.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

11 May 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission has successfully facilitated a mediation, and reached an agreement between FW de Klerk Foundation and Mr Kemo Waters, a spiritual leader and founder of the Kemotheraphy Institute of Truth, over racial comments on Twitter attributed to Mr Waters.
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