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Restoring Dignity

17 November 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is considering taking two men involved in the so-called ‘coffin assault’ to the Equality Court.
7 December 2016

Johannesburg - Just south of Krugersdorp, the Lancaster Dam collects polluted runoff from the surrounding Mintails Mining South Africa operations.
21 November 2016

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed that it has received a complaint into the alleged racism and discrimination at a hostel at Wynberg Girls' High School.
16 November 2016

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission says it’s considering taking two men implicated in the so-called coffin assault to the Equality Court.
16 November 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has taken a Limpopo school to the Seshego Equality Court over its treatment of a transgender learner.
15 Nov 2016

Koffiefontein - The South African Human Rights Commission’s Free State provincial office has embarked on a three-day site visit to rural and farming communities in the Xhariep district.
15 November 2016

SAHRC communications coordinator Gushwell Brooks confirmed the complaints had been received.

Political parties and several individuals are terrified that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is capable of calling for the slaughter of white people in the near future and have lodged a complaint against him with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

04 November 2016

Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is taking government sports promoter Velaphi Khumalo to the Equality Court on a hate speech charge.

He said in a Facebook post in January that whites should suffer the same fate as Jews under the Nazi regime.

On 13 October, a complaint was lodged with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) detailing several issues surrounding racism and inequality at UP. The complaint was lodged against UP, as well as “certain actions” of civil rights organisation group Afriforum, by Quraysha Ismail Sooliman, a PhD candidate at UP’s Faculty of Law. SAHRC’s spokesperson Gail Smith confirmed that it had received a complaint against UP, although no further details had been given. “The matter is at the assessment stage and we are unable to comment further at this time,” added Smith.

21 October 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into the eviction of Mangaung residents near phase seven. According to the SAHRC’s legal officer, Kelly-Anne Cleophas, this comes after the Mangaung Metro Municipality obtained an eviction order to evict residents.

21 October 2016

BLOEMFONTEIN – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) aims to promote the culture of human rights in the Free State province and the country in general. The SAHRC provincial manager, Buang Jones, revealed this in a presentation at a media networking session at the provincial offices in Bloemfontein on Wednesday 19 October.  Jones highlighted that the most prevalent forms of human rights violations are police brutality cases in the Free State and in South Africa in general such as the killing of Adries Tatane in Ficksburg in 2011, the Marikana shootings in 2012 as well as several cases of students falling victim during the #FeesMustFall movement from 2015 to date.

20 October 2016

The South African Human Rights commission has undertaken to intensify relations with gender based organisations. Speaking about the state of human rights in the Free State, the Provincial Manager, Buang Jones, says victimisation of gays, lesbians, bisexual , and transgender people has come to their attention and the commission will soon be working with various government departments and NGO to promote the rights of the LGBTI community.

15 October 2016

A MATRIC pupil at Melkbosstrand High School has allegedly been banned from writing his final exams at school because he braided dreadlocks into his hair.

In addition, the principal allegedly tried to prevent Jaden Erasmus, who lives in Atlantis, from attending his matric ball at the end of last term. He was also told he could no longer act as master of ceremonies at the school’s talent show.

02 October 2016

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will probe allegations that North West police are colluding with the Bapo-Ba-Mogale Tribal Authority to stifle Bapong villagers opposed to Lonmin's R664-million equity deal.

The commission will investigate more than 20 cases opened by a group of community members who are against the controversial 2014 deal signed between the company and tribal authority.


Sep 30, 2016

King Goodwill Zwelithini was harshly criticised by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for telling foreigners “to please go back to their countries” at the height of the wave of xenophobic violence last year.
26 September 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearings into the socio-economic conditions in mining communities are expected to resume in Johannesburg 26 and 28 September.
23 September 2016

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has joined forces with universities, including those in the Eastern Cape, to tackle the scourge of racism. This is according to SAHRC commissioner Mohamed Shafie Ameermia, who visited The Herald office yesterday as part of the commission’s provincial oversight tour.
20 September 2016

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission has received a complaint about a board outside the Liquorice and Lime restaurant in Gardens, Cape Town, that read: “Eating two strips of bacon daily for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100 percent.”
13 September 2016

JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court has ruled that aspects of the enforcement of garnishee orders are unconstitutional.

With immediate effect, no garnishee order – also known as emolument attachment orders – can be issued, without oversight by a magistrate.
Monday 19 September 2016 12:23

The South African Human Rights Commission is meeting with Eastern Cape MECs and Mayors this week to deal with complaints raised by the public on service delivery and human rights related issues.
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