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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.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

02 September 2019

As part of the 2019 Schools Moot Court Competition, the Western Cape Provincial Office working in partnership with the Department of Justice and the Department of Basic Education (WC) will be hosting a capacity building workshop aimed at empowering learners and educators in preparation to partake in the national competition later in the year.

2 September 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, Adv. Bongani Majola, will be conducting a Provincial Visit in the KwaZulu-Natal Province from Monday, 2 September to 6 September 2019. The purpose of this visit is to inspect and assess the status of some of the public health care facilities in the province. The Chairperson also hopes to learn more on the current state of access to oncology treatment in KZN following the Commission’s June 2017 investigative report on access to oncology treatment in the province.

30 August 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) met with Eben Etzebeth and his legal team, on Thursday, 29 August 2019, following the complaint and allegations against the rugby player.

28 August 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tomorrow, 29 August 2019, the Equality Court sitting in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court will hear the South African Human Rights Commission’s (“the Commission”) hate speech case against Mr Adam Catzavelos. This application by the Commission follows Mr Catzavelos self-recorded video in which he makes racist remarks.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 August 2019

Over the years, the SAHRC Mpumalanga Provincial Office has received numerous complaints regarding undocumented learners, who have been denied access to schools due to lack of documentation. The Commission considers this continuing conduct from some schools as a gross violation of the rights of children enshrined in the Constitution.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 August 2019

The SAHRC will host two Community Media Outreach Engagements in the Nama Khoi Local Municipality, in Okiep in Namaqualand, on 25 & 30 August 2019. 

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 August 2019

The SAHRC will host various public outreach engagements in the Richtersveld local municipal area, in Namaqualand which consist of the towns Port Nolloth, Alexander Bay, Lekkersing & Eksteenfontein, from 26-29 August 2019. 

Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”), Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be conducting information sessions on the rights of women under the theme: “Fighting Gender-based Violence against Women.” Women and girls continue to experience violence in their daily lives. They are beaten, coerced into sex or abused usually by someone they know or by a stranger.  Almost every day, women and children are raped and killed in the province.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”), Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be conducting an information session on the rights of women under the theme: “Fighting Gender-based Violence against Women.” Women and girls continue to experience violence in their daily lives. They are killed, raped and abused in many other ways often by someone they know, and sometimes by a stranger daily in the province.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

23 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”), Western Cape Provincial Office, will be visiting facilities accommodating the elderly in the cape metro district to conduct monitoring of the facilities, this will also include information sessions to amplify basic human rights awareness enshrined in Chapter 2 of the Constitution – the Bill of Rights. The information sessions are centered under the theme “Know Your Rights and Responsibilities”.

22 August 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) welcomes the judgement of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Johannesburg) in the matter between Nelson Mandela Foundation Trust, The SAHRC (as the first and the second Applicants, respectively), the Respondents and Amicus Curiae. Judgement was heard on Wednesday, the 21st August 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 August 2019

The Eastern Cape Provincial Office will be embarking on Public Outreach Engagements in Amahlathi Local Municipality and Great Kei Local Municipality. The Public Outreach Engagements are intended at advancing the mandate of the South African Human Rights Commission as well as promoting the rights of women during this Women’s Month 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a capacity building workshop on its “Train the Trainer Manual” at the University of Zululand (UniZulu) in Kwadlangezwa, and a media engagement with Media 24 publications in Pietermaritzburg.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Today, the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) application will be heard in the Western Cape High Court for a declaratory order to declare that the failure of the City of Cape Town to provide appropriate alternative accommodation to families of the Klein Akker community, Kraaifontein, prior to eviction, as well as the way in which the eviction was carried out by the property owner, Odvest 182 (Pty) Ltd, amounted to a violation of various human rights.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 August 2019

The Western Cape Provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will embark on advocacy and monitoring work in and around the Cape Metro.

20 August 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 North West Province from 19 – 22 August 2019. The purpose of the visit is to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the province.

20 August 2019
Attention: Editors and Reporters

On 20 August 2019, the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will hold a public outreach and community meeting in Hammanskraal in order to address the community on water safety concerns in the area.

19 August 2019

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Adv. Bongani Majola will be conducting a Provincial Visit in the Mpumalanga Province from 19 – 23 August 2019. The purpose of the visit is to assess the status of public health care facilities in the province. This is in line with the Commission’s mandate contained in Section 184(1) (b) of the Constitution, which obliges the Commission to promote the protection of human rights, monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic of South Africa.

19 August 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Monday, 19 August 2019 the South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) will conduct a site inspection of Kliptown in the South-West of Johannesburg. This inspection follows allegations from the residents detailing several human rights violations in Kliptown.

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