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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

1 August 2018

The #TotalShutDown marches have spilled over to neighbouring Lesotho and Namibia where women and non-gender conforming people are taking a stand against gender-based violence.
31 Jul 2018

Protecting women and children is everyone’s responsibility.

Government condemns any form of violence against women and children. We must work together with police, prosecutors and courts to ensure that those who hurt and abuse others are arrested and convicted.

27 July 2018

Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday it stands with scores of women and non-gender conforming people expected to embark on a nationwide march next week against gender-based violence in South Africa.
26 July 2018

South Africa is regarded as the most unequal country in the world, according to a report released by the South African Human Rights Commission at the start of July.
26 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday did a site inspection of Bo-Kaap following complaints from residents about gentrification and over-development in the area.
The SAHRC is currently mediating between residents and property developers Blok.
The walk-about was led by SAHRC commissioner Dr Chris Nissen, and was essentially a tour of the historic significance of Bo-Kaap and how to preserve it.

July 25, 2018

The SAHRC investigation and findings followed several protests by the community about the state of water in Hammanskraal.
25 July 2018

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday conditions at the Elonwabeni Old Age Home in KwaZulu-Natal are so dire that it had reported the matter to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
16 July 2018

The health department is the latest to run into serious financial trouble.

The health department in Mpumalanga is the latest provincial health department to be hit with a massive financial crisis, impacting on its ability to fill vacant posts and causing it millions of rands worth of negligence claims, according to City Press.
16 July 2018

Personal Finance reports that the Credit Ombud, Nicky Lala-Mohan, says there is still widespread abuse of the garnishee order system to deduct debt repayments from employees. 
16 July 2018

The commission has invited the metro and the Gauteng department of water to explain the action taken regarding the allegations.
14 July 2018

Kate Wilkinson from Africa Check has refuted claims made by UK Mail online about the actual number of white South Africans living in poverty.
13 July 2018

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the increase in value-added tax (VAT) is a threat to the human rights of the poor and cannot be constitutionally justified.
13 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says while income and equality marginally decrease by 0.1% for the past four years, the gap in wealth inequality continues to widen in the country.
13 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission's equality report says South Africa is the most unequal country in the world.

Ten percent of South Africa's population owns 90 percent of the country's wealth, while the wealthiest 10 percent earns seven times more than the bottom 40 percent. This is according to a report on equality released by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday, Business Day reported.
13 July 2018

Sithole allegedly said something to the effect that “she (Wilson) must not come with her white mentality”.

The DA has lodged a complaint against Bela-Bela Hospital clinical manager, Dr Dan Sithole, with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), following alleged “racist remarks.”
13 July 2018

As stats released this week reveal that South Africa remains one of world's most unequal countries, the South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says more needs to be done to eliminate the concentration of wealth from the top 1% of the population.
According to the latest report from the commission, 64% of black South Africans are living in poverty compared to 41% of coloured people, 6% of Indian people and just 1% of white people.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) announced the Department of Health has overspent their annual budget already.

12 July 2018

POLOKWANE – These findings followed the investigative hearings into the status of health facilities in Limpopo and were announced by SAHRC Commissioner, Victor Mavhidhula, during a press conference on Tuesday.
12 July 2018

The SA Human Rights Commission has criticised government for its decision to raise the Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate by the one percentage point in April, arguing it is a regressive tax hike that appears to be 'constitutionally suspect'.
The VAT rate was raised from 14% to 15% on April 1, 2018, the first change since 1993.
29 June 2018

Velaphi Khumalo‚ an employee of the Gauteng Department of Sports‚ Recreation‚ Arts and Culture‚ will return to court on Monday to answer to a case of hate speech.
02 July 2018

Velaphi Khumalo called for whites to be treated as Hitler did the Jews, leading to 19 complaints with the SA Human Rights Commission.
The case of a man who took to Facebook to call for the “cleansing” of white people from South Africa is now in the Equality Court.
It was reported in 2016 that the man was reinstated in his provincial government job after being suspended on full pay, which further incensed those he had offended.
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