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Attention: Editors and Reporters

23 October 2018

The Eastern Cape Provincial Office in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will be hosting a workshop commemorating Africa Human Rights Day (21 October). The two Commissions hope to bring all role players in the human rights space such as government departments, civil society and the public, particularly the refugee community to reiterate their commitment to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other regional instruments such as the African Charter in ensuring a culture of human rights in the country and the province.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

22 October 2018

On 23 – 25 October 2018, the Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will host public outreach education (Information Sessions) in three areas of the province. The information sessions are intended to raise awareness about the mandate of the Commission; to contribute to the promotion, protection and realisation of human rights enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa; and to advocate for the right to access information to ensure transparency on service delivery by public and private entities. The office will also register complaints and enquiries on human rights issues.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 October 2018

On the 25-27 September 2018, the South African Human Rights Commission in collaboration with NICRO embarked on a series of information sessions on Children’s Rights and Responsibilities at schools in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 October 2018

 The SAHRC, DOJ&CD, and ProBono.Org will be hosting an outreach clinic in Umbumbulo. This initiative is designed to inform the community about their rights and responsibilities; to create a platform for the community to engage directly with stakeholders and to provide a free legal advisory desk.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 October 2018

The Eastern Cape provincial office will be embarking on public outreach engagements in Great Kei Local Municipality and Ngqushwa Local Municipality (Peddie). The outreach engagements are intended at advancing the mandate of promoting and protecting the rights of Older Persons as part of observing Older Persons’ month 2018.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

12 October 2018

The Western Cape Provincial Office will be embarking on a Public Outreach Education engagements in the Mossel Bay Local Municipality - Mossel Bay, Brandwag and Ruitersbos from 15 – 17 October 2018.  The engagements are designed to educate the community members about their basic human rights and their responsibilities, to provide a platform for communities to engage directly with the Commission on matters that affect them and to engage with key stakeholders in the area.

          

Attention: Editors and Reporters

12 October 2018

 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in collaboration with the Department of Social Development will host public outreach clinics in the Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality from the 16 – 19 October 2018.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

10 October 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office will be hosting a legal clinic in Adams Mission (south of Durban), as part of its access to justice programme.

Attention Editors and Reporters

10th October 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission or the SAHRC) welcomes the decision by Mr. Nhlanhla Nene, to resign as the Minister of Finance following questions around his ethical conduct. The Commission also commends President of the Republic, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, for accepting the resignation.

Attention Editors and Reporters
8th October 2018

Following a public apology in January 2018, over the hurt and humiliation caused by wording on a hoodie, the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or SAHRC) can report that, H&M, the global fashion retailer, is making substantial progress on its commitments to the Commission in correcting the offence caused.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

8 October 2018

The Northern Cape Provincial Office will be embarking on a Public Outreach Education in the Emthanjeni Local Municipality, in De Aar & Britstown.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

08 October 2018

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) will be hosting a dialogue on the rights of children with disabilities. The purpose of the dialogue is to lay a foundation for a long-term strategic and collaborative process aimed at improving the development, participation and protection of children with disabilities.

             

Attention: Editors and Reporters

28 September 2018

 

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host Public Outreach Education engagements in the Khai! Garib Local Municipality from the 2-3 October 2018.


Attention Editors and Reporters
5th October 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) lauds the decision by the Equality Court, sitting in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, in the matter of the South African Human Rights Commission v Velaphi Khumalo and the Legal Resources Centre as Amicus Curiae EQ 6/2016 and EQ1/2108.
Attention Editors and Reporters

3rd October 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) condemns the use of the term “monkey” by former radio deejay and radio personality, Sasha Martinengo, in reference to Member of the National Legislature, Honourable, Julius Malema. The Commission is particularly concerned as Martinengo, at the time of the utterance, did so during a radio breakfast show, where he is expected to use his massive platform in the promotion of the respect of equality and dignity.
Attention Editors and Reporters
1st October 2018

Today, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) commemorates International Older Persons Day. On 14th December 1990, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (through resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. The theme of the 2018 commemoration is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.  
Attention Editors and Reporters
27th September 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) and the Information Regulator (Regulator) will partner to co-host the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) celebration on 28th September 2018. The IDUAI is celebrated by the international community on 28th September each year.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 SEPTEMBER 2018

On the 25-27 September 2018, the South African Human Rights Commission will host information sessions on the Child Rights and Responsibilities in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.

Attention Editors and Reporters
21st September 2018

The Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) have taken a resolution, in their monthly meeting on Thursday, the 20th September 2018, to condemn in the strongest terms the racist utterances of Mr. Kessie Nair, who directed the K-word at President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

20 September 2018

The SAHRC, DOJ&CD, and ProBono.Org will be hosting an outreach clinic in KwaDukuza. This initiative is designed to inform the community about their rights and responsibilities; to create a platform for the community to engage directly with stakeholders and to provide a free legal advisory desk. The intervention is also aimed at commemorating National Wills Week.

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