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MEDIA STATEMENT

15th February 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is extremely concerned about the constitutionality and impact of the provisions of the Emolument Attachment Orders (“EAOs”) as articulated in the Magistrates Court Act 32 of 1944(MCA) on the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalized amongst other groups including, but not limited to, the pensioners and women.  In terms of the EAO a person’s salary, may be attached should they be in arrears and fail to make alternative arrangements regarding the settling of the debt. These attachment orders can be done by a Clerk of the magistrates’ court without the judicial oversight of a magistrate.
14 February 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

SAHRC concerned about chaos during SONA, calls on investigation into jamming of internet
MEDIA STATEMENT

02nd February 2015

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) continues to monitor the sporadic attacks on migrants and the looting of their businesses across the country. The Commission visited some of the communities affected by the attacks and held meetings with stakeholders, including the police.
20 January 2015.

Attention: All Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission would like to express its concern over the situation in Malamulele, Limpopo, where, as reported in some radio stations children were forced out of schools, and by those who claim to be in a struggle to force government to establish a separate municipality for Malamulele district.
18 January 2015


ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision by the South African government to ratify the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 12 December 2014

In December 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission successfully mediated a dispute between the University of Pretoria and two university students who painted their faces black to attend a 21st dress up party.
Media Statement: M-net

Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 12 December 2014

“The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received a complaint from Professor Lotz relating to a 2008 Carte Blanche programme which broadcast pictures of his deceased daughter’s body. The programme was broadcast without prior notification to the parents and caused them both severe distress and trauma.
Attention: Editors and reporters

Date: 11 November 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a press conference that will be launching a report about the systemic challenges affecting the land restitution process in South Africa.
Attention: Editors and reporters

21 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity and equality from James French, Alice Choe, Mongezi Mahlangu and Mome Mahlangu
Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is happy and welcomes an agreement that has been reached in the matter before the Equality Court between the Commission and Pastor Oscar Peter Bougardt.
13 October 2014

In August 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) received a complaint from Ms Lebohang Litha on her behalf and on behalf of Alsilinx NPC (the Complainant).
ATTENTION: EDITORS AND REPORTERS

07 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that systematical challenges such as late payments, lack of coordinated approach to address disability issues within residential facilities contributed to human rights challenges found at the Johannesburg Association for the Blind.
MEDIA STATEMENT

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found against Mr Ziyaad Kayat following his anti-semetic comments in the social media.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

04 October 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a second phase of its national hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities on Monday 06th October 2014 at its Head Offices in Braamfontein Johannesburg.
23rd September 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has found that the rights of Qwaqwa residents in the Free State province were violated during the process to evict of hundreds of residents who occupied a farm in the Bokamoso area.
19 September 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) received complaints about violations to the rights to dignity and equality from James French, Alice Choe, Mongezi Mahlangu and Mome Mahlangu. The Commission was requested to bear witness to the signing of an agreement between the parties resolving their complaints.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

18th September 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission has released its findings of an investigation into violations of access to health for detainees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre.
15th September 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has today kick-started a two day National Hearing relating to safety and security challenges facing farming communities.
MEDIA STATEMENT

03 September 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) has completed an investigation into the problems with the scholar transport in the Eastern Cape and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments violated the learner’s right to basic education by failing to provide them with transport to school.
28th August 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission welcomes the judgment handed over by the South Gauteng High Court in a matter relating to the illegal detention of immigrants against the Department of Home Affairs.
The judgment was given today, the 28th August 2014, in the matter of the South African Human Rights Commission & others v Lindela Repatriation Centre & others.
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