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.
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.
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.