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Transforming Society

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Restoring Dignity

08 November 2019

The DA has called for the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to intervene in the plight of KwaZulu-Natal residents who face a water crisis.
31 October 2019


A police crackdown against foreigners occupying the offices of the United Nations Refugee Agency resulted in chaos on Wednesday.

CAPE TOWN - The South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Wednesday said it would engage with various role-players following a violent protest relating to refugee safety.
30 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will investigate complaints related to alleged hate speech directed at people of the Hindu faith on social media.
23 October 2019

The Gauteng health department said on Tuesday it had reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of 76-year-old Martha Marais who was tied to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital in May.
22 October 2019

A video clip of the pensioner, who was tied to a steel bench at Mamelodi Hospital earlier this year, caused outrage after going viral.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Gauteng has denied claims by the Gauteng Department of Health that a settlement was reached with the family of a pensioner who was shackled to a hospital bench.
21 October 2019

The Free State Psychiatric Complex, which is the biggest state mental health hospital in the province, is currently without a hospital caterer.

Advocate and Commissioner at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Bokankatla Malatji, tells OFM News the hospital, which according to 2018 figures has patients who occupy 760 of the 877 beds available at the facility, does not have a company contracted for the provision of food.

17 October 2019

A complaint of alleged violation of human rights and dignity, intimidation, harassment and victimisation lodged against Premier Stan Mathabatha and Director-General Nape Nchabeleng earlier this week is shedding light on the expression of fear of assassination and abduction by Provincial Government Information Technology Officer (PGITO) Lesetja Mathiba. On Monday he turned to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Limpopo for urgent intervention and investigation.
17 October 2019

Health professionals working in various public hospitals in the province might find themselves in hot water if it is found that they deprived patients their rights to basic health services.
This after the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Deputy Minister for Health Lindy Wilson and the party provincial Spokesperson on Health, Risham Maharaj filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Department of Health on Monday.
14 October 2019

The current status of Free State institutions accommodating the elderly and disabled members of society will come under scrutiny during a visit by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) this week.
14 October 2019

Pretoria - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) continues to put pressure on stakeholders to rehabilitate the Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant, which supplies Hammanskraal and surrounding areas.
According to the SAHRC, water coming from the facility was not as clean and should not be used for domestic purposes.
08 October 2019

The commission investigated allegations of racism at Tulip Combined School.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has determined that a racist incident at Tulip Combined School in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, involved an employee of the school and not students as originally thought.
08 October 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will take up the case of a traffic officer who was allegedly racially abused by a woman in Cape Town at the weekend.
04 October 2019

‘I think the remarks that he got away with murder in the past are inappropriate,’ Western Cape SAHRC commissioner Andre Gaum said.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday it had received further allegations about Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and his relatives, but maintained a position that he was innocent until proven guilty.
04 October 2019

In a statement released, the Commission also states that they will be approaching the Equality Court for “appropriate relief”

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) says it has on numerous occasions, urged political leaders to recognise and take responsibility for the power they wield through their words and say they are deeply concerned by recent alleged utterances attributed to Provincial Leader of the Freedom Front Plus, Marcelle Maritz, Polokwane Review reports.
03 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who alleged they were assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday he is disappointed in the rugby star.
"I was a fan of his," Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who were allegedly assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday that he is disappointed in the rugby star
“I was a fan of his,” Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has decided to take Limpopo FF Plus leader Marcelle Maritz to the Equality Court for allegedly using the k-word in an incident captured on video. Provincial SAHRC manager Victor Mavhidula said on Thursday that the use of the conduct, on a prima facie basis, amounted to hate speech and was deeply concerning.
03 October 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission announced on Wednesday, that it would institute legal proceedings against Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court, relating to allegations of an incident in Langebaan in August.  

02 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will lodge a complaint against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth at the Equality Court on Friday.
02 October 2019

South Africa's rights watchdog on Wednesday said it will take legal action against Springbok star lock Eben Etzebeth who faces allegations of assaulting and racially abusing a homeless man just before the World Cup.
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