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18 September 2017

Gauteng police have encouraged the witnesses to lay a charge of crimen injuria against the man.

Video footage posted on Twitter showing a drunk man urinating on a sleeping parking attendant in Hatfield, Pretoria, at the weekend prompted a shocked response from users, who also questioned the humanity of South Africans.
15 September 2017

First published by GroundUp

Amid protests that threaten to shut down the beleaguered town of Vuwani in Limpopo, the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has slammed the Department of Basic Education for failing to put in place a contingency plan for students to be able to write their examinations.
15 September 2017

Pretoria - The basic education department hopes that it will be able to implement a catch-up plan that will help 1 600 matriculants affected by a shutdown in Vuwani, Limpopo, as final examinations loom.
15 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has issued an ultimatum to the Department of Education to pay nearly R2-million owed to a contractor responsible for building ablution facilities at a Port Elizabeth school.
14 September 2017

Durban - The Rwandan genocide - in which between 800 000 and 1 000 000 people were butchered - was preceded by "hate speech" on national radio which characterised Tutsi people as "snakes" and not fit to be part of society.
13 September 2017

Vicki Momberg was caught on camera calling a police officer the k-word while he was assisting her following a smash-and grab incident in North Riding.
12 September 2017

 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the lack of service delivery in the North West continues to be a major concern.
12 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says children who are severely intellectually disabled do not have access to education in the North West Province.
11 September 2017

Committee chairperson Landulile Cathy Dlamini said on Sunday she had instructed the department to provide a detailed plan, with timelines, on how the challenges which have thrown it into crisis will be overcome within the next month.
08 September 2017

The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department said it has made some progress in addressing the oncology crisis in the province, replacing machinery and filling staff posts.
08 September 2017

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is expected to scrap one of the controversial Addington Hospital radiotherapy machines at the heart of an oncology crisis in the province.
07 September 2017

Representative of the South African Human Rights Commission reportedly visited the Pelican Park branch of Shoprite last Monday.

The visit comes after seven workers were reportedly fired for accepting tips from customers (“Arrested Shoprite workers fired”, People’s Post, 29 August).
07 September 2017

In a big victory for transgender rights‚ the Western Cape High Court has ruled that individuals have the right to amend their gender even if they were married as heterosexuals.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi blames weak human resource management and unwieldy and irrational procurement policies

07 September 2017

The Department of Health is stepping in to buy medical equipment for the KwaZulu-Natal health department, after its investigation into the state of the province’s cancer services uncovered deep-seated problems with its procurement processes.
07 September 2017

On Wednesday, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health to respond to the South African Human Rights Commission's damning investigation into the treatment of cancer patients in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
06 September 2017

 The results of this forensic audit will reveal what led to the collapse of equipment in terms of maintenance in Addington Hospital.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday informed MPs that his department would receive the results of a forensic audit into the reasons two radiotherapy machines at Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal broke down and were never fixed, leading to hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths of cancer patients.
06 September 2017

Durban - A parliamentary committee says the high vacancy rate at the troubled Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal has negatively impacted healthcare in the province.

06 September 2017

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Wednesday that it was deeply concerned by reports that schools were shut down in Vuwani, Limpopo, after a resurgence of violent protests.
The classrooms in question were built by the education department more than five years ago as a result of classroom shortages at the school

05 September 2017

THE DA has welcomed the investigation into asbestos classrooms at Chloorkop Primary School.
4 September 2017

Residents in the Mangaung Metro Municipality continue to suffer as a result of the backlog of municipal services.

This, as the South African Human Rights Commission’s investigations into the appalling state of water and sanitation in the province continue. Residents in Pellissier, Bloemfontein, have in the past week had to live with the stench of sewage flooding their yards. One of the residents, Armand Erwee, says they are experiencing a health hazard as sewage spillages, a lack of water and electricity supply is increasingly becoming the norm.
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