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Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 24 June 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) has noted with concern that misinformation regarding the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) Amendment Bill has been circulated widely on social media and now also in traditional media news articles. As a primary implementer of PEPUDA, the Commission welcomes the Amendment Bill, particularly in so far that it aims to bring the currently inoperative promotional aspects of PEPUDA (contained in Chapter 5 of the Act), into effect.
24 June 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

On 24 June 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) North West Provincial Office will conduct a National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC) workshop with schools in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District.
23 June 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission, Gauteng Provincial Office will be hosting a virtual Stakeholder Engagement on Mob Justice. The Commission has noted the increasing number of reports detailing the prevalence of mob justice in Gauteng, specifically in the Zandspruit area. Mob justice violates the rights and freedoms enshrined in the South African Constitution, as well as the United Nations Standards of Human Rights.
21 June 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) will host its second National Conference on Racism on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. The conference will be convened under the theme “Towards Social Cohesion, Non-racialism, and the Eradication of Racial Polarisation and Tension”.  Key topical issues such as the state of inequality and the continued legacy of segregation will be discussed.
21 June 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission or the SAHRC”) was recently invited to a community meeting to address random xenophobic attacks that were meted out to foreign shop owners in the Louisvale Road communiy situated in the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality, Upington.

18 June 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) will hold a media briefing on Monday 21 June 2021. The purpose of the briefing will be to discuss the 2nd National Conference on Racism to be convened by the SAHRC on the 22nd of June 2021.
18 June 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Monday, 21 June 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will conduct a site inspection of the Ekurhuleni School for the Deaf in Katlehong. The Commission has initiated an investigation following recent protests at the school over lack of nutritional meals for learners living with disability, lack of hot water and overcrowding at the school.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 16 June 2021

The application brought by the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission or the SAHRC”) in the Pietermaritzburg High Court against the Msunduzi Municipality (First Respondent) for the management, deterioration and poor state of the New England Road Landfill Site (“the Landfill Site”) was heard and finalised on 28 May 2021 before the Honourable Judge R Seegobin.
16 June 2021
ATT: Editors and Reporters

Today, the 16th of June, in addition to it being Youth Day, it is also the Day of the African Child. It is a sign of global recognition of the role that children played in Soweto in 1976 in changing the course of South Africa’s history at great cost to many of our children. Therefore, this day has been marked annually by the African Union as the Day of the African Child so as to remind us that children are at the center of our society and that children’s rights are human rights.
Thursday, 10 June 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has received numerous complaints from the public alleging that a group of LGBTI and GNC learners at the DF Malan High School were on 7 June 2021 subjected to homophobic discrimination and hate speech by fellow learners and staff of the school.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

7 JUNE 2021

In June 2020, the Commission received an anonymous complaint regarding the illegal operation of Green Hill International School, a private school operating within the area of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga.
4 June 2021

ATT: Editors and Reporters

03 June, 2021 (Tshwane): The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) met with Cornwall Hill College to offer its aid in the school’s transformation journey.
2 June 2021
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission), and the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) share a memorandum of cooperation and have, recently embarked on a collaborative new project with the support of the European Union  to support the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the prevention and response to racist and xenophobic violence, and related hate crimes.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
1 JUNE 2021

Since May 2020, the South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has been receiving service delivery complaints against Lekwa Local Municipality (Lekwa). The issues complained of ranged from water cuts to electricity cuts, as well as the non-collection of refuse, potholes and unattended water leakages and sewage spillages.
01 June 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Wednesday, 02 June 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will be meeting with traders at KwaMai-Mai market to hear challenges they are facing. This follows a complaint in which they allege unjust treatment by the City of Johannesburg Property Company.
31 May 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Tuesday, 01 June 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will conduct a site inspection of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital following a fire that broke out on 16 April 2021.
31 May 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

On 1 June 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) in the Western Cape Province (“WCPO”) will be having a Consultative meeting with the Western Cape Department of Health on the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-Out organised by the SAHRC WPCO.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Following an investigation, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission or the SAHRC”) instituted an application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court against the Msunduzi Municipality (First Respondent) in November 2020 for the management, deterioration and poor state of the New England Road Landfill Site (“the Landfill Site”).
25 May 2021

ATT: Editors and Reporters

As colonialism ended on the African continent, the leaders of thirty-two newly independent African states gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to establish the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on the 25th May 1963.  The establishment of this organisation, was primarily intended to promote unity and cooperation among African states, uphold self-government and respect for territorial boundaries and eradicate all forms of colonialism from Africa.
Date: 20 May 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Limpopo Provincial Office (LPO) conducted a three-day provincial hearing into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relationships between educators and learners in the Limpopo Province, from the 18th to 20th of May 2021.
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