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Attention: Editors and Reporters

1 March 2020

The SAHRC Western Cape provincial office will tomorrow be launching a court application against Beloftebos wedding venue at the Western Cape High Court (Equality Court). This comes after several complaints received by the SAHRC against the wedding venue for allegedly discriminating against same sex couples refusing them to rent the venue for same-sex weddings.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 February 2020

The Limpopo provincial office will be hosting a Human Rights Dialogue on tribalism and diversity in Polokwane, on 03 March 2020, at Park inn Hotel.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

27 February 2020

The Western Cape provincial office working in collaboration with Sizakuyenza Centre for Women and CESVI to host a dialogue on gender based violence.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) Northern Cape Provincial Office will host Public Outreach Engagement on the issue of Human Trafficking on 27 & 29 February 2020.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

26 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”), Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will be hosting a media press dialogue discussion under the theme: “Media Informs, Educates and Transforms the Public.”

Attention: Editors and Reporters

24 February 2020

On 24-27 February 2020, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) Western Cape Provincial Office working in collaboration with various municipalities in the Garden Route District will be hosting stakeholder and public outreach engagements in the district. This will entail visits to a number of municipalities in the district, namely: George, Knysna and Bitou. The engagements are centred on the theme: “Deepening Human Rights Education and strengthening stakeholder relations”.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

24 February 2020

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) in collaboration with the Nkomazi LGBTIQ+, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and Nkomazi Local Municipality will host an information session to educate students about human rights and the rights of the Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgender Intersexual Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) persons.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

24 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office and the Free State Provincial Office will jointly host/ conduct a cross boarder roadshow near or adjacent to the KwaZulu-Natal - Free State border on the 23 – 28 February 2020.

19 February 2020

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) is deeply disturbed by and condemns the brutal murder of 23 year old, gay rights activist and musician, Lindokuhle Cele. Cele was stabbed twenty one times in full view of the public at an uMlazi butchery, in KwaZulu-Natal, on the 6th February 2020.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office will conduct advocacy and monitoring interventions in Mtubatuba and Kwambonambi.

14 February 2020

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Commissioners Sibanyoni and Ameermia are concluding their week-long visit in the Limpopo Province, on 14th of February 2020.
The areas visited amongst others are Waterberg, Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe and Capricorn District Municipalities where a series of monitoring and meetings were conducted to address complaints and potential human rights violations.
13 February 2020

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Commissioners Sibanyoni and Ameermia are concluding their week-long visit in the Limpopo Province, on 14th of February 2020.
The areas visited amongst others are Waterberg, Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe and Capricorn District Municipalities where a series of monitoring and meetings were conducted to address complaints and potential human rights violations.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

12 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) is investigating the New England Road Landfill site in Pietermaritzburg which falls under the Msunduzi Municipality (“the Municipality”).  The site has been plagued with various challenges over the years some of which have included a poor leachate management system, pollution of the environment, non-functional equipment, lack of gas as well as the lack of air and quality monitoring amongst others. 
11 February 2020

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC Chairperson Commissioner Majola will visit the Western Cape Province from the 10th to 14th of February 2020 to address human rights challenges including issues relating to the access to healthcare.

07 February 2020

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The SAHRC National Commissioners Sibanyoni and Ameermia will visit the Limpopo Province from the 10th to 14th of February 2020 to address human rights challenges including issues relating to the right to water, sanitation, environment, housing and land.

5 February 2020

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) notes the concerns raised by Member of Parliament, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach and Member of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, in a public opinion piece.
5 February 2020

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC) has taken the decision to provide legal assistance to Mr Thabiso Zulu. Mr. Zulu, a whistle-blower who has gone into hiding after being shot and wounded.
03 February 2020
ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The Commissioner responsible for the rights of People with Disabilities and Older Persons in the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Commissioner Adv. Bokankatla Malatji, will be conducting a Provincial Visit in Mpumalanga Province from 03 February 2020 to 06 February 2020.
3 February 2020

ATT: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or the Commission) congratulates the World Moot Court Champions - Team South Africa - on their phenomenal win at the fifth International School Moot Court Competition, which concluded in Gdynia in Poland, on Friday, 31st January 2020.


03 February 2020

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has called the Gauteng MEC’s and the City of Tshwane to account for the service delivery complaints and gross underdevelopment in Ekangala and Kungwini region. This preliminary inquiry follows the initial inquiry held on 04 December 2019, where Gauteng government accounted for the numerous socio-economic rights violations such as the lack of service delivery, lack of access to adequate housing and evictions in the region.
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