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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

27 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is calling on Cornwall Hill College management, board of directors, current and former pupils, staff and other interested parties to make written submissions as it investigates claims of racism and a lack of diversity at the school.
23 July 2021

On Friday, 23 July the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hosted a dialogue with various organisations focusing on the civil unrest and looting which took place in certain parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week.
23 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission says racial tensions in Phoenix highlights the urgent work that still needs to be done to address social cohesion.
23 July 2021

The recent mayhem that left many dead and malls and shops looted, causing potential job losses, should be blamed on the lack of leadership in the country.
21 July 2021

With schools set to reopen next week, concerns have been raised that the aftermath of last week’s civil unrest will lead to further learning losses and school drop-outs.
20 July 2021

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to host dialogue and stakeholder engagements following the widespread violence and looting in parts of South Africa last week.

20 July 2021

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to host dialogue and stakeholder engagements following the widespread violence and looting in parts of South Africa last week.
19 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in KwaZulu-Natal says it will investigate the recent unrest that led to the death of 20 people in Phoenix.
18 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) condemned the "lawlessness" during the recent looting and unrest - and called on South Africa to emulate the late Nelson Mandela by upholding the law.
14 July 2021

The remains of a burnt car and a sign block the road after stick-wielding protesters marched through the streets, as violence following former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing spread to Johannesburg on July 11, 2021.
13 July 2021

As protest returns to Alexandra, activists say nothing has changed after 2019 protests

The Public Protector and South African Human Rights Commission have released a report into the protests in Alexandra in April 2019.
12 July 2021

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has hit back at President Cyril Ramaphosa after he claimed that the violent pro-Zuma protests are based on ethnic mobilisation.
10 July 2021

Johannesburg - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the SA Human Rights Commission have ordered Gauteng Premier David Makhura to request President Cyril Ramaphosa to launch another investigation into the controversial R2.2 billion Alexandra renewal project.
09 July 2021

Mkhwebane launched a joint investigation with the South African Human Rights Commission into maladministration in the township in 2019.

In April that year, residents took to the streets of the township to demand an end to the building of illegal structures and a lack of service delivery.
09 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over the looting of copper piping worth R30m at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johanndesburg.
05 July 2021

Cape Town - While HTS Drostdy school has made an about-turn on their decision to expel three coloured pupils from the hostel, it remains unclear whether their sponsorships will be reinstated.
01 July 2021

The South African Human rights Commission hosted a virtual meeting on June 24 with stakeholders from Zandspruit regarding the mob justice attack in the community some weeks ago. Community members brought up their frustrations about living in Zandspruit, and being disregarded by the police and their response to criminal activity.

29 June 2021

The chairperson of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Professor Bongani Majola, says there is a need for significant amendments in higher education funding models.
26 June 2021

A non-profit organisation (NPO) by the name of Vumbanani for Peace Building (VFP) has teamed up with communities around Elim in an effort to seek help from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Public Protector (PP) regarding the Vhembe District Municipality’s delay in providing water to the villages.
25 June 2021


JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday said it had noted a prevalence of mob attacks incidents across Gauteng townships.
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