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Transforming Society

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Restoring Dignity

23 May 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the controversial son of former President Jacob Zuma, Edward’s R60 000 hate speech fine will be paid to two deserving schools.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be holding an inquiry on Thursday into the recent disruptive protest at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. Last month, hundreds of workers shut down the hospital over unpaid bonuses. The commission has expressed concern over the negative impact the protest had on patients who were either forced out of the building or denied entry. Gauteng provincial manager Buang Jones elaborates further.

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20 June 2018

Durban - Nkululeko Mkhize, 18, who has the same name as another Facebook account holder who posted racist comments about Indians, but a different spelling of it, has had to deal with a flood of hate messages.
19 June 2018

In May, hundreds of workers shut down the hospital over unpaid bonuses.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says as part of its inquiry into operations at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital it’s investigating whether the recent protest could have been prevented.
19 June 2018

SuperSport have announced the findings of the investigation of the incident that took place in their studio in May when Ashwin Willemse walked off during a live broadcast.
19 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed receipt of a complaint from the DA about remarks EFF leader Julius Malema made at Youth Day rally‚ which the party said were racist.
18 June 2018

When judge Siraj Desai ruled that some garnishee orders were unconstitutional, unlawful, invalid and of no force or effect in 2015 we all hoped that this could bring relief to consumers who suffer from the abuse and exploitation of emolument attachment orders.
Though employers are now empowered to scrutinise these orders and challenge them where necessary, but the practice persists.
17 June 2018

Durban - The man who referred to Indians as “f****** charous” and “low class rubbish with no morals” is sorry, promising to not engage in any similar conduct in the future.
“I tender this humble apology in good faith and can ensure that I am taking this opportunity to enlighten myself and to become more aware of those around me and learn about my neighbours and other’s cultures.”
15 June 2018


Protesters even went into sterile operating theatre, forcing staff and their patients to lock themselves in toilets for their own safety

The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to its CEO, Dr Gladys Bogoshi and head of the Gauteng health department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele.
This was heard at a South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) inquiry into the causes of the protest and ways to prevent it from happening again. The one-day inquiry took place in Braamfontein on Thursday.
14 June 2018

Four schools have been set alight this week.

JOHANNESBURG – The Mpumalanga Education Department is pleading with community members to come forward with any information regarding the torching of schools in the province.
14 June 2018

THE South African Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into the Charlotte Maxeke protests is currently underway.
SAHRC’s provincial manager, Buang Jones, last week announced the commission.
This follows the protest at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Joburg on 31 May.
14 June 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Thursday that damage of more than R2 million was caused during protest action at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.
13 June 2018

This is after the father of two was allegedly beaten by a 22-year-old white male who repeatedly called Malatji the ‘K-word’ during the assault.

VEREENIGING. – The  Democratic Alliance (DA) Regional Chairperson and Midvaal Local Municipality Executive Mayor Bongani Baloyi wants the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate the reported racial attack suffered by 57-year-old Lazarus Malatji in Vereeniging recently.
12 July 2018

This will bring an end to more than two years of scandals that led to a near collapse of public-sector oncology services in the province.
KwaZulu-Natal’s head of health, Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, said today that oncology services had been completely restored at Durban’s Addington Hospital.
08 June 20118

The Dihlabeng Municipality Mayor Lindiwe Kambule is in serious need of a Facebook etiquette lesson. The ANC official has made two social media blunders in the same week.
08 June 2018

The CEO of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Gladys Bogoshi, says although there are concerns in the hospital’s oncology ward, there is no crisis at the facility.
08 June 2018
 
LIMPOPO – The already-high numbers of reported cases of child abuse – physical and sexual – has activists who are watching the situation concerned, as they have noticed a steady rise in numbers.
08 June 2018

The SAHRC conducted a walkabout at the facility on Thursday after reports of understaffing and a waiting list of over 500 patients.
8 June 2018

A site inspection by the South African Human Rights Commission at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital oncology department has painted a worrying picture of the public hospital's service... it’s functional, but only just.
08 June 2018

Polokwane Provincial Hospital has problems ranging from expired medication, a shortage of consultation rooms, a poor filing system, broken laundry machines and expired food.
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