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Transforming Society

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Restoring Dignity

20th June 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children.
MEDIA STATEMENT

08 June 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been monitoring the evictions of approximately 200 families that took place in Lwandle, in the Western Cape.
MEDIA STATEMENT

06 June 2014

ATTENTION: Editor and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned about the water contamination crisis and its resultant deaths in the Bloemhof region located in the North West Province. A water crisis has hit the communities of Bloemhof in the last week of May with allegations of a cholera outbreak and patients afflicted with diarrhoea.
20 May 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

Education is an important tool for the development of an individual, society and the nation as a whole.
14 May 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned at the sudden rush to complete oral evidence in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam.
MEDIA STATEMENT

15th April 2014

Attention Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has rejected the complaint filed against the State Prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial currently underway in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
24 March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters


The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) invites members of the media to a roundtable dialogue focusing on Equality to be held in Kliptown, Soweto.
Attention: Editor and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) notes with concern the incident that occurred at St Albans correctional center in Port Elizabeth between the night of the 2 March 2014 and the morning of 3 March 2014.
MEDIA STATEMENT

23th March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to respond to the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) following the release of its report on the right to access water and sanitation, last week.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 March 2014

THE RIGHT TO FOOD is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of people to access food and feed themselves, either by producing their food or by purchasing it.
14 March 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) invites members of the media to the launch of the library Disability Unit. The unit, embedded within the SAHRC Library, will provide people with disabilities with equal opportunity to access information on Human Rights.
08th March 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission would like to express its shock at the new video of police brutality in Cape Town.
The horrifying video shows police officers assaulting, stripping and humiliating a man before dragging him on the pavement into the police van during an apparent arrest in Kensington, Cape Town.
04 March 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission is hosting Philippe Bousquet, an artist who will exhibit his work on human rights. The human, social and environmental consequences of the decisions we make as human beings and as societies.
04 March 2014

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission will be launching the Water and Sanitation report on 11th March in Cape Town.
27th February 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the announcement by the South African government that it will seek information from capitals around the world on the protection of lesbians, gays, bisexual, transsexual and intersex persons.
23 February 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission held a meeting on Friday with the National Police Commissioner of the South African Police Services, Riah Phiyega, police top management, and experts in policing and human rights matters to discuss particular areas of human rights concerns in relation to the work of the police.
22 February 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is gravely concerned about the reported incidents of racism at the University of Free State (UFS).
Attention: Editors and Reporters

05 February 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission is concerned at the alarming growth of state-sanctioned homophobia taking place across the globe and particularly on the African continent.
MEDIA STATEMENT

22 January 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission has learnt with great shock and disappointment of the death of a six-year-old boy who fell into a pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primary School in Chebeng, Moletji outside Polokwane.
16 January 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) would like to expresses its concern at the continued use of force by the police following the killing of at least three people allegedly by the police during a protest over lack of water in Mothutlung, Brits in the North West province.
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