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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

21 January 2017
The SA Human Rights Commission is investigating whether the rights of a woman who was photographed sitting in a cage in the back of a bakkie, were violated.
18 January 2017

The report stated that our government is failing to guarantee the right to education for many children and young adults with disabilities.

Reacting to a recent report by Human Rights Watch, The SA Human Rights Commission is calling on the Basic Education Department to do more to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education.
17 January 2017
Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schafer has promised to accommodate 7‚900 unplaced learners in schools by the end of the month.
She also agreed to report to the South African Human Rights Commission on a weekly basis on progress made to accommodate the learners.
18 January 2017
A South African pastor namely Prophet Theo Bongani Maseko, allegedly made his congregants drink ‘Engine Cleaning Fluid’ in order to demonstrate God’s power to them. Photos of the incident appeared on Facebook, showing congregants drinking the fluid with the caption: “The fullness of Christ is in this bottle. Healing and strange deliverance #Mark16:17 -18.”
11 January 2017
The comes after a pig snout was left on the gate of Simon’s Town Mosque and an intruder smeared blood inside Kalk Bay Mosque.
Police confirmed on Tuesday that they were investigating both incidents‚ which have also been condemned by City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.
16 December 2016

A report looking into children’s rights in South Africa has revealed that a black child is almost five times more likely than a white child to die before his or her fifth birthday.
15 December 2016

In a desperate move to have rogue teachers removed from a troubled Eastern Cape primary school, disgruntled parents have requested help from the South African Human Rights Commission.
08 December 2016

They included former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, former chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Bongani Khumalo, former South African Human Rights Commission head Lawrence Mushwana, and the outgoing chair of the Commission for Gender Equality, Mfanozelwe Shozi.
The poorly planned and executed relocation of mental health patients,causing the deaths of at least 37 people, has led to four United Nations (UN) human rights experts calling on the South African authorities to establish a clear and sustainable deinstitutionalisation policy and plan of action to avoid another tragedy.
16 November 2016

CAPE TOWN – The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the nomination of Bongani Majola as chairman of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) as well as six commissioners for appointment by President Jacob Zuma.
18 November 2016

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will assess if it is to lay action in the incident of two men who allegedly shoved a man into a coffin in Middelburg, Mpumalanga – sparking racial discriminatory outrage.
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.
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