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18 November 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and Office of the Public Protector will receive oral statements from individuals who previously held positions of oversight in relation to the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).
15 November 2019

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or the Commission) condemns the violent attack and assault of Commissioner Chris Nissen, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, other religious leaders and other individuals at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town.
15 November 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and the Office of the Public Protector will convene a closed-door session of the Alexandra inquiry.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
14 November 2019

On 14 November 2019, the South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) convened subpoena proceedings in terms of section 15(1)(c) and (d) of the South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013 (“SAHRC Act”), following the failure of Mr Rain Moreko, a retired police officer (“Mr Moreko”) and the Mnisi Traditional Council to respond to a complaint levelled against them by the late Mr James Dibuseng Mogakane (“Mr Mogakane”) on 15 October 2018.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

11 November 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in collaboration with the Commission for Gender Equality will conduct Public Outreach and Legal Clinics in Ceres, Witzenburg Municipality. 

11 November 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

Commissioner Mohamed Shafie Ameermia responsible for the focal area on the right to housing, water, sanitation and business and human rights at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/Commission), is conducting a two day provincial visit from 11 – 12 November, 2019 in the KwaZulu- Natal Province.
08 November 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC National Commissioner Mme Angie Mahlodi Makwetla (responsible for protection and promotion of the rights of children and migrants) is concluding her week-long visit in the Limpopo Province, on the 8th of November 2019, with a stakeholder engagement on the changing landscape of children’s rights, at Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane.
7 November 2019

Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) welcomes the observance of Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM). From the 3rd of November to the 3rd December. South Africa at large observes DRAM which concludes with the Commemoration of International Disability Day on the 3rd December.  The Theme for this year’s DRAM is “Together building South Africa inclusive of Disability Rights”.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Date: 6 November 2019

The South African Human Commission, (the Commission or SAHRC) in collaboration with the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) will commemorate African Human Rights Day through a dialogue at Constitution Hill on 7 November 2019 under the African Union (AU) theme for this year “Year of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: Towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa”.
04    November 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC National Commissioner Mme Angie Mahlodi Makwetla (responsible for protection and promotion of the rights of children and migrants) is conducting a week-long visit in Limpopo Province, in the week of 04-08 November 2019.
01 November 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) notes with concern the events that took place on Wednesday, the 30th October 2019, in the Cape Town CBD outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s office. The Commission views this event and the events which led up to action by the South African Police Service (SAPS) as complex and the SAHRC will ensure that these actions are investigated to establish if human rights were violated.
30 October 2019
ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or the Commission) has received complaints related to alleged hate speech directed via social media, at persons of the Hindu faith, who celebrated Diwali on Sunday evening, the 27th October 2019.
25 October 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or the Commission) is deeply concerned with reports of protests taking place in various towns in the North West Province, which have reportedly resulted in the shutdown of schools.  
25 October 2019

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) has learnt, with shock, through media reports of the alleged assault against legendary South African musician and actress, Abigail Kubeka.

24 October 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Commissioner responsible for the rights of Children and Migrants in the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Commissioner Angie Makwetla, will be conducting a Provincial Visit in the North West Province from 28 October 2019 to 1 November 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters
21 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC”), Mpumalanga Provincial Office, will be conducting an Information Session (“the Session”) on the rights of the elderly.  The information session is centered on the theme: “The Journey to Age Equality.”

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host public outreach engagements in Kwa- Maphumulo, Emadlangeni and KwaLuthuli on the 22 - 25 of October 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters
17 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”), Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO), will be hosting a community dialogue on socio-economic challenges and the impact of mining and lack of housing at Emalahleni Local Municipality.
14 October 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) confirms that it received Mr Etzebeth’s High Court application for review this morning in which he seeks to review and set aside the Commission’s decision to institute proceedings against him in the Equality Court.

14 October 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/Commission) will be conducting a provincial visit in Mpumalanga from 14 – 18 October 2019. Commissioner Mohamed Shafie Ameermia responsible for the focal area on the right to housing, water, sanitation and business and human rights together with Commissioner Jonas Ben Sibanyoni responsible for the focal area on land, environment and the right to food will lead the five-day provincial visit in Mpumalanga.

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