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Attention: Editors and Reporters

18 June 2019

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host the screening of a documentary entitled “Last Chance”. The documentary is part of “The OTHER People’s Film Festival,” an initiative of the Refugee Social Services.

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 14th June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) commemorates Youth Day on Sunday, the 16th June 2019, along with the rest of the people of South Africa.

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13 June 2019

As part of the 2019 Schools Moot Court Competition, the Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be hosting the first capacity building workshops aimed at empowering both learners and educators in preparation to partake in the national competition later in the year. The workshop is expected to create awareness on how the Constitution and the law work through court process to protect, demonstrate interconnectedness and promote respect of fundamental human rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

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10 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host advocacy and media interventions in the Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality and Alfred Duma Local Municipality from the 11 – 12 June 2019.

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Date: 10 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission will conduct a site inspection of the Mamelodi Hospital on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, as it continues with its investigation into the public health system in the province.

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05 June 2019

The Limpopo Provincial Office in partnership with the Limpopo Women Ecumenical Fellowship (WEF) will embark on the Child Protection Week campaign in Solomondale Community at William Mphamba Presbyterian Church on 06 June 2019.

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04 June 2019

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be embarking on the Child Protection Week campaign by visiting three schools in the province. During the campaign, the South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) will be promoting its Child Friendly Complaints Handling Procedures (CFCHP). The campaign is also meant to empower children with information that shall enable them to identify human rights threats or violations and report such directly to the Commission.

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31 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and the Office of the Public Protector will convene the third session of the inquiry into socio-economic conditions in Alexandra, their impact on fundamental rights and whether such amounts to maladministration, abuse of power, corruption or improper conduct.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

28 May 2019

On Wednesday, 29 May 2019, the Randburg Magistrates Court sitting as the Equality Court will hear the South African Human Rights Commission’s (“the Commission”) discrimination and hate speech claim against Mr Angelo Agrizzi. This application by the Commission follows Mr Agrizzi’s testimony at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry in which he admitted to using racial slurs.

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27 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (Commission) congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his inauguration as Head of State. His poignant speech has significantly added a mood of great hope among South Africans. The Commission is optimistic for a more enabling environment for Chapter 9 institutions, not only to support constitutional democracy but also to assist the government in fulfilling its obligations to respect, protect, promote and fulfil the human rights in the Constitution.
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24 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) and Freedom Park have formally recorded a collaborative agreement which will see both bodies strengthen a rights-based approach to human rights and social cohesion in the work and ethos of both organisations.

           

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23 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) KZN Provincial Office will be participating at the major workshops and exhibition hosted by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Consumer Affairs Division, under the theme “Food Safety Workshops on Expired Goods”. The Commission considers these workshops to be critical within the human rights framework, in light of the various incidents and allegations that have risen pertaining the production and selling of the so called “fake foods”.

 

22 May 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Tomorrow on 23rd May 2019, the South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg will host a Social Cohesion summit to commemorate Africa month with a view to fostering social cohesion between the migrant community and locals in Johannesburg.

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21 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host a public outreach clinic in the Carisbrooke and Hopewell Area (Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality) on the 21st of May and 26th of May 2019.

17th May 2019

Today, 17t May 2019, the South African Human Rights Commission commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).    

IDAHOT is observed globally to raise awareness of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex persons, and other gender non-conforming (LGBTI and GNC) persons worldwide. The 17th May was chosen in 1990 to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO).  
15 May 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has issued a subpoena (Notice to Appear) against the Acting Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, Mr Thulani Mavuso, to appear before the Commission on Thursday, 16 May 2019 to explain the Department’s failure to cooperate with the Commission as required in section 181(3) of the Constitution and sections 4(2) and 13(4) of the South African Human Rights Commission Act, 2013.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

13 May 2019

The Eastern Cape Provincial Office will be embarking on Public Outreach Engagements in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality and Koukamma Local Municipality. The Public Outreach Engagements are intended at advancing the mandate of the South African Human Rights Commission and will be in collaboration with Public Protector South Africa and Black Sash.

10 May 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will convene a second sitting of the inquiry into the violent protests that erupted in Alexandra Township earlier this year .This inquiry will form part of the Commission’s investigation into the possible violation of basic human rights and allegations of maladministration and improper conduct concerning the Alexandra Renewal Project.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) welcomes yesterday’s judgment by the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court (sitting as the Equality Court), which ruled that the slogan “Land or Death” amounts to hate speech in terms of section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (”the Equality Act”) and in terms of section 16 (2) (c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (“the Constitution”).
03 May 2019
Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will conduct a joint site inspection with the Office of the Public Protector in Alexandra tomorrow.
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