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Date: 18 July 2024

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) Limpopo Provincial Office (LPO) will conduct a Stakeholder Engagement in Musina, Limpopo.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

18 July  2024

The North West Provincial Office is conducting a subpoena hearing in respect of the officials of the Department of Land Reform and Rural Development.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 July 2024                                                                                  

The North West Provincial Office (NWPO) will conduct a subpoena hearing in respect of the Head of the Department of Health (“the Department”) in the North West. The subpoena hearing relates to various complaints about access to the province’s health care services. The NWPO wrote numerous correspondences to the Department in its quest to investigate the complaints it received, which were not responded to.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Monday, 15 July 2024                   

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC) has learned with great sadness about the passing of former Deputy Chairperson, Dr. Zonke Majodina.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Friday, 12 July 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/the Commission) has taken note of the outcome of the Life Esidimeni inquest handed down by the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, 10 July 2024. The Life Esidimeni tragedy is one of the saddest and most unacceptable chapters in the history of the health care system in democratic South Africa. These were mental health care users who were supposed to be looked after and cared for, yet they were neglected and subjected to inhumane treatment which tragically led to some losing their lives.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

10 July 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/the Commission) marks three years since the occurrence of the July 2021 Unrest, which claimed the lives of more than 350 people in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

10 July 2024

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The KwaZulu Natal Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or the Commission) has partnered with the Sthabile Community Development Centre to conduct a children's rights workshop for the learner representative councils of Mvaba High School and Nkosinathi Secondary School.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/the Commission) strongly condemns the theft of the school roof affecting three classrooms at Mmanjaakgora Primary School in Prisca village, Moretele, which was discovered on July 6, 2024.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

10 July 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) expresses concern over the recent acts of violence against older persons. The Commission strongly condemns these barbaric acts and urges the South African Police Service (SAPS) to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

04 July 2024

The Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission will conduct a children’s rights workshop for the Qoqa Community Project based in Sebokeng.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

03 July 2024

The Gauteng Provincial Office (GPO) of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting a stakeholder engagement in response to a fire incident that led to the death of a patient at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.

03 July 2024

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The Free State Provincial Office (FSPO) convened a stakeholder engagement on teenage pregnancy in 2023, prompted by concerning statistics from the Free State Department of Health. The data indicated that between 2002 and 2003, 150 young girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth in a four-month period in the province.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

02 July 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/ Commission) welcomes the announcement of the new Cabinet of the Government of National Unity (GNU) by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Commission extends congratulations to the ministers and deputy ministers on their appointments.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

28 June 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) is constitutionally mandated to promote and provide education on human rights. In alignment with this mandate, the Commission’s Eastern Cape Provincial Office (ECPO), in partnership with the Safer South Africa Foundation (SSAF), will conduct a community public outreach engagement. This initiative aims to inform and empower youth and children in conflict with the law about their rights and the rights of others, emphasizing the application of human rights principles in everyday life.

28 June 2024  
                                                                                
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) in the Northern Cape Province will be conducting a community outreach and a legal clinic in Windsorton as it recognises the importance of maintaining strong connections with local communities to fulfil its mandate.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 June 2024

The Western Cape Provincial Office (WCPO) of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a stakeholder engagement to address and discuss protective measures provided to evictees during unlawful evictions.

Date: 27 June 2024

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) Limpopo Provincial Office (LPO) invites members of the media to a briefing following a 3-day inquiry on mining activities in Limpopo. The inquiry was held from 25 June and concludes today.

27 June 2024                                                                                                   

Attention: Editors and Reporters

South Africa is home to a diverse population that includes a significant number of foreign nationals, including migrants and refugees. These individuals contribute to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of our nation. Despite the legal protections guaranteed by the South African Constitution and international human rights treaties, foreign nationals often face significant challenges, including discrimination, exclusion, xenophobia, and barriers to accessing essential services such as education and healthcare. The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is committed to addressing these challenges and recognises that addressing them requires a concerted and collaborative effort from all sectors of society.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 June 2024

The Western Cape Provincial Office (WCPO) of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a stakeholder engagement, to address the pervasive and ongoing human rights violations which take place in the form of bullying in schools in the Western Cape.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

25 June 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission’s Eastern Cape Provincial Office (SAHRC ECPO), in collaboration with the South African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) and the Central Drug Authority (CDA), is set to host a critical webinar on the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy. The event will delve into the harrowing incident that claimed the lives of 21 young people, unpacking the contents of its Investigative Report and highlight the urgent need to address underage drinking and its severe implications on children’s rights.
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