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Attention: Editors and Reporters

25 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct a media engagement with Independent Media publications in Durban.

23 September 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Preamble of the South African Constitution states that: “…South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity... [We should all work to] Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights;”
The Commission thus recognises that South Africa’s diversity in race, religion culture, language, ethnicity, social origins and other factors, is a treasure for this nation and will be joining everyone within South Africa in celebrating Heritage Day on Tuesday, the 24th September 2019.
19 September 2019

Commission chair Bongi Majola said that Julius Malema's comments on Twitter were divisive and threatened social cohesion.
17 September 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) has on numerous occasions urged political leaders to recognise and take responsibility for the power they wield through their words.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Monday, 16 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission hosted a Public Inquiry into the Impact of Rural Land Use and Ownership Patterns on human rights in South Africa. Land has always been a prominent and emotive issue in South Africa. Our history of colonialism, violent conquest, dispossession, forced removals and racially skewed distribution has left us with a complex and difficult legacy.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 September 2019

As part of the 2019 Schools Moot Court Competition, and following the success of Mpumalanga learners who participated in the Essay Writing Phase of the Competition, the Mpumalanga Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission in collaboration with Department of Basic Education and the Department of Justice in Mpumalanga will be hosting the learners as they now take part in the Provincial Oral Round of the Competition. 

Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 September 2019

On Saturday, 14 September, the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will hold the Gauteng Provincial Rounds of the 2019 National Schools Moot Competition in partnership with the Department of justice and the Department of Education. 

13 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) joins women across South Africa in an effort to end the scourge of gender based violence.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

12 September 2019

The Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, Advocate Bongani Majola, will be meeting with the Honourable Premier of Mpumalanga, Ms Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane, and her MEC for Health, Ms Sasekani Manzini, from 08:00 to 09:30 tomorrow, Friday 13 September 2019, to discuss issues pertaining to the status of health care in Mpumalanga province.

11 September 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Limpopo Provincial office will be engaging the Limpopo Provincial and Regional Heads of Government Departments on 12 September 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

11 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) has released its Position Paper on Access to a Basic Education for Undocumented Learners, inclusive of findings and recommendations addressed to the State. The release of this Paper follows an extensive consultation process with relevant stakeholders.

11 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

Within a context of extremely high levels of gender based violence directed against women and the girl child in particular, and violent social unrest leading to violence against vulnerable groups such as non-nationals within South Africa, the South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) and the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) will host the 2019 Police Human Rights Dialogue on 12 September 2019.

11 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria will host a seminar to discuss the African Human Rights System. The seminar will be held on 11 September 2019 at the Protea Fire and Ice Hotel in Menlyn, Pretoria.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

11 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) is convening again a subpoena hearing in terms of section 15(1)(c) and (d) of the South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013 (“SAHRC Act”), following the non-appearance of the Municipal Manager of the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (“Municipality”) on 24 July 2019 and repeated failure of the Municipality to respond to allegations levelled against it by Mr Joseph Sibanyoni (“Mr Sibanyoni”) on 16 November 2018 and Ms Thembi Mahlangu (“Ms Mahlangu”) on 18 January 2019, respectively.

5 September 2019
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Commissioner responsible for civil and political rights at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Mr. Chris Nissen will be conducting a Provincial Visit in the Free State Province from 5 – 11 September 2019. The purpose of the visit is to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the province.

3 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The onslaught of violence against women and the girl child remains a persistent threat as seen in the wake of two shocking events in the last week. The brazen kidnapping of six year old Amy-Lee De Jager, in Vanderbijlpark, on 2 September 2019 outside her school and the horrific murder of the 19 year old student, Uyinene Mrwetyana, have shaken the nation.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

3 September 2019

The North West Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will attend a key stakeholder engagement meeting with the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Department of Education.

2 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) is deeply concerned by violence, looting, arson and vandalism plaguing much of Johannesburg; in areas such as Jeppestown, Malvern, Tembisa and surrounding areas.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

2 September 2019

Xenophobia is one of the biggest challenges facing communities across South Africa. Many national and non-national persons do not know or understand the Constitutional rights of non-national persons.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

02 September 2019

 

The Mpumalanga provincial Office will host public outreach education in the form of roadshows/legal clinics in Nkangala and Gert Sibande District municipalities at Victor Khanye and Lekwa Local municipalities respectively.

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