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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.
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.
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