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19 September 2016

Press release By Desiree Van Der Walt

The DA has written to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, requesting that the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report be tabled in Parliament and its recommendations given effect to without delay. The SAHRC was charged with investigating the effects of protest action on the quality of education received by our learners across the country.
16 September 2016

“It is a worry that you would think this, but the land is not owned by chiefs. It is held in trust by the chiefs but it is not owned by them,” said external panelist Janet Love on Wednesday.
15 September 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its report on how protest action impacts the right to basic education. With the tough task of balancing the right to protest along with a student’s right to basic education, the SAHRC made significant findings based on hearings with various stakeholders.
15 September 2016

Johannesburg - Lack of communication between government and communities resulted in the targeting of schools by protesters seeking ways to draw attention to their plight, a report by the South African Human Rights Commission has found.
15 Sep 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its report on how protest action impacts the right to basic education. With the tough task of balancing the right to protest along with a student’s right to basic education, the SAHRC made significant findings based on hearings with various stakeholders.
14th September 2016

By: Mfanelo Dlamini

The Constitutional Court passed judgment on Tuesday that sees garnishee orders calling for legal oversight to determine if they are fair and reasonable, and if the amount is appropriate.
13 September 2016

Attachment Orders (EOAs) requiring judicial oversight to determine if such an order is just and equitable and that the amount is appropriate.

An Emolument Attachment Order is commonly known as a garnishee order, a court order that compels a debtor's employer to pay his/her debt from their salary.
26 August 2016

Cape Town – Farm murders and violent incidents at small holdings were in the spotlight during a Parliamentary meeting on Friday.
26 August 2016

It has been eight years but former newspaper columnist Jon Qwelane’s controversial battle for freedom of speech couldn’t have come at a better time.
24 August 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned at the attacks on farmers and their workers in many parts of the country.
24 August 2016

National Human Rights Institution Report on the South African Government’s combined Fourth to Eight Periodic Country Report under the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Submitted by the South African Human Rights Commission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for consideration at the 90th session in August 2016.
19 August 2016

theweekly.coThe South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) this week conducted public outreach clinics in rural and farming communities in the Xhariep District to raise awareness about its programmes as well as educate people about their basic human rights. The theme for the programme was ‘Amplifying human rights education in rural and farming communities’.
17 August 2016

Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct an in-loco inspection on Wednesday at the site of a proposed sanitation project in Port Elizabeth amid a dispute over whether the council has started construction on the project or not.
Wednesday 17 August 2016

DURBAN – Disabled black children, especially those in remote rural areas, face a raw deal when it comes to getting an education, the South African Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday.
15 August 2016

Durban – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting the elderly and people living with disabilities, it said in a statement on Sunday.
12 August 2016

THE South African Human Rights Commission, (SAHRC) is prepared to file court papers after the Madibeng local municipality in North West failed to provide efficient water services to the residents of Klipgat C in Brits.

On 5th August 2016, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hosted a delegation of Sri Lankan parliamentarians. 

The background to this visit is that the Sri Lankan ‘Constitutional Assembly’ is poised to start negotiating a (new) Constitution, which will include a modern bill of rights; seek a political solution (power sharing/devolution) to address the so-called National (Tamil) Issue and provide for a new electoral system (as a chapter in the new Constitution).

01 August 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) won’t act on Die Afrikanerbond’s “complaints regarding censorship‚ dismissal of journalists and mismanagement” at the South African Broadcasting Authority (SABC).
President Jacob Zuma has asked to be given more time to respond to a complaint of hate speech that the Freedom Front Plus laid with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against him.

The South African Human Rights Commission has concluded its investigation into a complaint lodged against the South African Broadcasting Authority by Die Afrikanerbond lodged on 29th June 2016.

The complaint was lodged by Mr. Jan Bosman, Chief Secretary (Die Afrikanerbond) on 29 June 2016, detailed allegations of an unfair editorial policy at the SABC, as well as political interference in the management of the SABC.

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