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Attention: Editors and Reporters

18 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission’s Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be commemorating International Day for the Elderly at Mashishing, Thaba Chweu Local Municipality. The commemoration is hosted under the theme: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participations of Older Persons in Society.”

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 October 20178

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) in collaboration with the Commission for Gender Equality will host of public outreach clinic (17-18 October 2017) in the Moqhaka Local Municipality. The public outreach clinic will be hosted under the theme ‘Amplifying human rights education in rural and farming communities’.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Monday, 16 October 2017

In November 1979, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) hosted its 20th General Conference, where Member States agreed to the annual commemoration of World Food Day (WFD). Each year, WFD events are hosted in over 150 countries under an identified theme to highlight a specific area of concern, globally, with a prevailing focus on hunger and poverty.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) has a constitutional mandate, to promote protect, and monitor the observance of human rights in South Africa. In line with this constitutional mandate, the Commission will be hosting a National Conference on the Rights of Children with Disabilities.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) Gauteng provincial office will convene a four day investigative hearing from 10th – 13th October 2017 in response to complaints it has received. The hearing arises on the back of recent public unrest in Eldorado Park and the repeated disruption of teaching and learning at Klipspruit West Secondary School.

09 October 2017

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission will conduct a workshop focusing on the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Intersexed and Queer persons (LGBTIQ) learners to foster a human rights culture in schools and society.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

 09th October 2017

 The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) Gauteng provincial office will convene a four day investigative hearing from 10th – 13th October 2017 in response to complaints it has received. The hearing arises on the back of recent public unrest in Eldorado Park and the repeated disruption of teaching and learning at Klipspruit West Secondary School.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission or the SAHRC) is relieved that the Vuwani shutdown has ended as of Monday the 2nd October 2017. News of the end of the shutdown is particularly pleasing to the Commission as learners are able to return to school. The Commission however, remains cautious in light of the fact that learners have missed a month’s worth of schooling in the wake of the shutdown and is concerned about the impact this may have on learning.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission or the SAHRC) has marked with much concern the violence that permeates throughout South African society, including political violence that has the potential to threaten democratic processes within the country.

Attention: Editors and Reporters
27 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission in collaboration with Kgotla Ya Barolong Boo-Seleka, will be hosting Heritage Day commemorative engagement. The engagement will be hosted under the theme: RECLAIMING, RESTORING AND CELEBRATING OUR LIVING HERITAGE.
Heritage day is celebrated annually as a national public holiday on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their diverse cultural heritage, shared historical, linguistic, collective memory, beliefs, customs, traditions, rituals, indigenous knowledge systems, food, and  oral history.  
Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tuesday, 27 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and South Africa’s new Information Regulator are set to celebrate Universal Access to Information Day on Thursday, 28 September from 10am – 1pm at the Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg. The Open Democracy Advice Centre, a non-governmental organisation, is a part of these celebrations. Freedom of information is a fundamental right in South Africa, and a right on which transparency, accountability, public participation and the realisation of other rights are heavily dependent.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

22 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) condemns the ongoing abuse of children and violations of children’s rights being brought to the public’s attention through media reports, and also through complaints being lodged with the SAHRC.

Attention: Editors

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC” or ‘the Commission’) would like to correct and clarify media reports on its finding in the matter brought to the Commission by Solidarity on South African Airways’ (SAA) Cadet Pilot Development Programme (CPDP).
20 September 2017

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Gauteng Provincial Office will be hosting a media networking session on 21 September 2017 at the SAHRC Headquarters.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Friday, 15 September 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) condemns the attack by police on a 14 year old boy during a violent protest in Hout Bay on 12 September 2017. This act contravenes the child’s right not to abused or maltreated as stated in Section 28 of the Constitution, and also violates his right to freedom and security of the person as per Section 12 of the Constitution. This action by the police is in contravention of children’s rights as guaranteed by international and regional human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights to the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

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14 September 2017

The SAHRC, Limpopo Provincial Office will be conducting a provincial Indaba with special focus on women, and people with disabilities, and their right to access health care services.  The purpose of the Indaba is to create a platform for reflection on the rights of these vulnerable members of society vis a vis section 27(1)(a) of the Constitution of South Africa.  
Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 September 2017

On the 14th September 2017, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) in collaboration with the CRL Commission, PANSALB, and the WITS Language school, will be hosting a dialogue on the Recognition of South African Sign Language (SASL) as an official language.  The dialogue will be held at the South African Human Rights Commission offices in Braamfontein. The theme of the event is: MAKE IT HAPPEN, SASL OFFICIALISATION.
AWARENESS ROADSHOWS

Attention: Editors and Reporters
11 September 2017

On 12 – 14 September 2017, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) in collaboration with the Public Protector SA (PPSA) Mpumalanga provincial offices will be hosting human rights awareness roadshows in three areas of Dr Prixley Isaka Ka Seme Local Municipality.

 Attention: Editors and Reporters

Wednesday, 6 September 2017



South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or the Commission) is deeply concerned with reports of violent protests taking place in Vuwani, in Limpopo, which have reportedly shut down schools.  The right to education is a fundamental right protected by our Constitution.  The protests, especially reports of children being prevented from attending school was specifically raised by the Commission for remedial action arising from its probe into earlier such incidence in Vuwani.

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ATTENTION: EDITORS AND REPORTERS
04th SEPTEMBER 2017

The South Africa Human Rights Commission, Gauteng Provincial Office (GPO), will host a week long road show in different areas around Emfuleni Municipality.
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