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20 May 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

On 20 May 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) in the North West Province will participate in the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Consultative Session organised by the Department of Health. The Department of Health is in the process of consulting key stakeholders in connection with the second phase of vaccination which prioritises the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) will be hosting capacity building workshop to amplify basic human rights awareness with specific focus to the Bill of Rights as enshrined in Chapter 2 of the Constitution. 

Thursday, 13 May 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) received a detailed report from the Western Cape’s Education Department (WCED), outlining efforts the Provincial Department has taken, and will continue to take, to address the issue of unplaced learners.
Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Limpopo Provincial Office (LPO) will be conducting a provincial hearing into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relationships between educators and learners in the Limpopo Province: Challenges and Interventions, from the 18th to 20th of May 2021.
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Every year on 12 May, the international community takes time out to acknowledge and celebrate International Nurses’ Day. The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) would like to join the international community, in taking time to pause, reflect upon and celebrate the outstanding contribution of the world’s oldest and largest profession – the nursing profession. The Commission would like to take this opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to all nursing staff.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
11 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”), in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as well as other institutions, is conducting schools visits until 14 May 2021 to educate learners about Human Rights and the Constitution as part of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Constitution.
Friday, 07 May 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

As previously advised the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission” or “SAHRC”) will convene its inquiry into the allegations of prohibition of use of languages at Stellenbosch University (“SU”). This will however no longer occur at its Western Cape provincial office in Cape Town.

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Monday 10 May at 10h00, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission” or “SAHRC”) will convene its inquiry into the allegations of prohibition of use of languages at Stellenbosch University (“SU”) at its provincial office in Cape Town. This inquiry comes as a result of the Commission opening an investigation after receiving a number of complaints alleging that students at Stellenbosch University (“SU”) are being prevented from communicating in selected languages.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 15th April 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) notes with great concern recent, disparaging utterances made in regard the judiciary and judicial processes.
14 April 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) received complaints alleging that residents of Kimberley has been experiencing water shortages for the past three (3) days. The Commission is concerned about the impact the water shortages have on the residents and more specifically on older persons, persons with disabilities, health facilities and women and children.
14 April 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Limpopo Provincial Office will conduct a fact finding visit as part of its monitoring mandate at Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe District Municipality, after it was reported that a learner from said school has met her untimely death post the bullying acts by a fellow learner. The visit will take place today, the 14th of April 2021.
31 MARCH 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) has received hundreds of complaints of human rights violations against various municipalities in the North West Province. A majority of the complaints relate particularly to lack of access to sufficient water, poor water quality, electricity outages, poor sewerage system, lack of access to basic sanitation and poor domestic waste removal.
30 March 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Redefine Properties Limited (Redefine Properties) met this afternoon and concluded a round of fruitful talks over the Boulders Shopping Centre incident. Last week, Thando Mahlangu, Ndebele author and activist was asked to leave the premises on account of being dressed in traditional Ndebele regalia.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Monday, 29 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Christof Heyns.
29 March 2021

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

In 2021, South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month under the theme: “The year of Charlotte Maxeke: promoting human rights in the Age of COVID-19”.
29th March 2021

Attention:  Editors and Reporters
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC) in collaboration with the Office of the Public Protector, is hosting a Corruption and Human Rights Conference from the 29th March 2021 to the 31st March 2021.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
28 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) Eastern Cape provincial office will hold a world water day, calendar day dialogue, on 29 March 2021. The Commission will engage on challenges in the O R Tambo district, relating to access to water, poor quality of water, drought and maintenance/monitoring of water infrastructures.
26 March 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Today Friday, 26 March 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will visit the Sokhulumi Traditional Authority in Sokhulumi to meet with iKosi Mkhambi Mahlangu of AmaNdebele Ndzudza and the Ndebele activist, Thando Mahlangu, who was ordered to leave Boulders Mall due to his traditional attire.

 

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date: 26 March 2021

Time: 11h30

Place: eSigodlweni, Sokhulumi, City of Tshwane

Ends

For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Commissioner Jonas Sibanyoni, T: 011 877 3600 / C: 083 286 3017

 

 

Thursday, 25 March 2021
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission” or “SAHRC”) has received a number of complaints alleging that students at the University of Stellenbosch (“SU”) are being prevented from communicating in selected languages. The complaints received relate specifically to the use of Afrikaans. The Commission however seeks to understand the extent of this alleged prohibition.
Attention: Editors and Reporters
24 March 2021

Before COVID 19 pandemic struck the world, HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of most deaths, furthermore, people living with HIV/Aids are now experiencing a double blow. The South African Human Rights Commission, Mpumalanga office shall in collaboration with the Mbombela Aids Council commemorate the World Aids Day (WAD) under the theme: “Zero Discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS.”
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