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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

10 April 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) is satisfied that the dignity of people of Rammulotsi, Viljoenskroon in the Free State is restored. The assertion follows inspection that was conducted on 09 April 2013, in Rammulotsi together with the Moqhaka Local Municipality and the Department of Human Settlements to assess progress made in the enclosure of open toilets.
08 April 2013


Attention reporters and editors

The South African Human Rights Commission finds that the Creare Training Centre prospectus “Relationship Etiquette” which opposes same sex relationships; and calls for discipline or baring gays lesbians from attending classes, violates the rights to equality, dignity, religion, freedom of association, freedom and security of the person and education as enshrined in the constitution.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to the Inspection of projects to enclosed toilets in Rammolutsi (Viljoenskroon) in the Free State Province.
The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development is calling on individuals, organisations, institutions and civil society to nominate suitable people for consideration as Commissioners at SAHRC.
Media Advisory: 31 March

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

South African Human Rights Commission has been following with concern reports around the non-delivery of school learning material across the country.
21 March 2013

On the occasion of the commemoration of the Human Rights Day, on 21 March 2013 we as a Human Rights Commission sees this as that opportunity to reflect on the achievements or otherwise in the development of a culture of human rights in South Africa since the inception of democracy in 1994.
19 March 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission notes and commends the judgment delivered on  19th March 2013, by the Western Cape High Court Judge Owen Rogers in which he ruled in favour of the Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town & 8 Others by declaring the closure of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office unlawful.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

14 March 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission is disappointed and concerned at the Moqhaka Local Municipality and the Mayor for failing to honor a subpoena to appear before the Commission on Thursday, 14th March 2013.
13 MARCH 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has been monitoring the implementation of its recommendations by the Moqhaka Local Municipality following our finding in 2011 against the municipality for building unenclosed toilets for the residents of Rammolutsi, Viljoenskroon, in the Free State.
12 March 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to the commemoration of the Human Rights Month with the hosting of the National Water and Sanitation Hearing on March 19th in Midrand.
28 February 2013
 
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters
 
The South African Human Rights Commission has noted with deep concern reports of the death of a taxi driver allegedly while in police custody. Media reports suggest that the 27-year-old man, a Mozambican national, was the victim of police brutality after he was allegedly assaulted by police officials from Daveyton police station, tied behind the back of a police van, and dragged to the nearby police station.
28 February 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has investigated and found against Living Hope Ministries and its lead Pastor W. Smith.
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

27th February 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission has received information about alleged statements made by Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Minister Lulu Xingwane during an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  
February 2013


ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission facilitated and welcomed the public apology and withdrawal of all hurtful racial statements posted on social media by the young unemployed journalist Zama Khumalo.
14 February 2013

 ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to the roundtable discussion on illegal mining in the Gauteng Province.
Opinion piece by Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate, Commissioner responsible for Basic Education and Children
 
Monday, 28 January 2013
 
The right to a basic education is a constitutionally protected right that is unequivocally guaranteed to all children in South Africa. It is considered a central facilitative right that is not qualified by expressions such as ‘available resources’, ‘progressive realisation’, or ‘reasonable legislative measures’ which are applicable to other socio-economic rights enshrined in our Constitution. This was explicitly confirmed in the 2011 Constitutional Court Judgement of Governing Body of the Juma Musjid Primary School and Others v Essay NO and Others.
24 January 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has complied with the request by Judge Ian Farlam to share the report into the death of Free State activist, Andries Tatane with the police responsible for handling violent protests.
MEDIA STATEMENT

21 January 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission is in the process of investigating an alleged failure of government departments to implement the National Child Protection Register (CPR).
17 JANUARY 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Commission has been monitoring media reports of the race based attack which occurred at the World of Golf. Although it has not yet received an instruction or complaint from the victim (Maluleke), it has received a complaint from two members of the public.
16 JANUARY 2013

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission has noted with concern and shock reports of the death of a young Northern Cape woman Gabaediwe Motsage after she was allegedly tortured, physically assaulted and burned at an initiation school in Hartswater, along the border with the North West Province.
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