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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

29 December 2020  

The border experienced heavy traffic congestion and delays in the two weeks leading to the Christmas holidays.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is unacceptable that eight people lost their lives while waiting in the queue to access services at the Beitbridge Border Post, outside Musina in Limpopo.
24 December 2020

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni private religious school in Johannesburg was being in- _ vestigated by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for allegedly expelling a child for being "a suspected lesbian".
20 December 2020

The former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has apologised to the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) for the antisemitic comments he made in 2015.
15 December 2020

In an apology facilitated by the SA Human Rights Commission between the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and Dlamini, he said he should have known better.

 15 December 2020

DURBAN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is confident it has a strong case against the uMsunduzi Local Municipality in Pietermartizburg over the poor state of the New England Landfill Site.
14 December 2020

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has apologised for hurtful comments made about Jews. 'I hope that my apology will be accepted as sincere and honest,' he said.
11 December 2020

KWAZULU – NATAL - The Pietermaritzburg High Court is on Friday expected to hear an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the uMsunduzi Municipality over its New England landfill site.
25 November 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has condemned violence during a EFF protest in Brackenfell, Cape Town, last week, saying all protest action should be peaceful and not infringe on other people's rights.
4 December 2020

He said people in same-sex relationships were a “vulnerable group” that “had faced and continue to face deep-rooted discrimination and disadvantage in society”.
3 December 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be taking a man to the Equality Court in Tiyane, Limpopo, for alleged hate speech in a social media post about the Vatsonga people.
1 December 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday conducted a joint inspection of a wastewater and treatment plant in Hammanskraal in a bid to assess progress made in improving the quality of drinking water in the area.
25 November 2020

The organisation used the phrase on a poster about its unsanctioned demonstration following an Economic Freedom Fighter protest relating to a private matric party attended only by some white learners, parents and teachers.
23 November 2020

While South Africans were not an oppressed minority, they could still be victims of hate speech, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday.
20 November 2020

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday called for calm ahead of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned anti-racism protest outside Brackenfell High School on Friday.
13 November 2020

Local schools and the offices of the Dr James Moroka local municipality have been closed in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga, after residents embarked on a protest against the suspension of municipal manager Thami Kubheka.  
09 November 2020

Racial tensions in the Brackenfell community reached boiling point after the EFF protested against alleged racism at Brackenfell High School.

 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has condemned the violence that erupted outside Brackenfell High School, in the Western Cape, on Monday.
7 November 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday condemned what it described as the “cold-blooded murder” of environmental activist Fikile Ntshangase in October.
04 November 2020

Human rights commission has opposed the killing of Fikile Ntshangase, a vice-chairperson of a sub-committee of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation, who was against the expansion of coal mining.
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