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Attention: Editors and Reporters

25 July 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.

24 July 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 Limpopo Province on 22 July - 26 July 2019. The purpose of this 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.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

23 July 2019

The Western Cape Department of Local Government (Department) working in collaboration with  the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host advocacy and outreach engagements in the Breede Valley Local Municipality from 24-25 July 2019.  The two day Outreach, which will also include other government departments, is an integrated service delivery vehicle used by the Department to ensure that services get to reach outlying areas in the province.

22 July 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 Limpopo Province on 22 July - 26 July 2019. The purpose of this 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.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 July 2019

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

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 July 2019

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

Attention: Editors and Reporters

19 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) and the office of the Public Protector will convene the fourth and final sitting of the Alexandra Inquiry. The inquiry will probe 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

19 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (“The Commission”) and the office of the Public Protector will convene the fourth and final sitting of the Alexandra Inquiry. The inquiry will probe 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

19 JULY 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) working in partnership with the Nyanga SAPS, the local Community Policing Forum and other key stakeholders will host a Men’s Dialogue in the area. With the alarming increase of reported violent crimes in and around Nyanga which has led to the area being referred to as “the murder capital of South Africa”, stakeholders met and agreed on having an intervention to address these challenges. Accordingly, it was agreed that a dialogue of this nature would afford local men an opportunity to brainstorm and assist to come up with solutions to the problem of crime in the area.   

Attention: Editors and Reporters
18 July 2019

As part of the 2019 Schools Moot Court Competition, the Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be hosting a capacity building workshop 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.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

18 July 2019                                          

On 18 and 19 July 2019, the North West Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day).  The Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on the 18th July. The day was officially declared by the United Nations (UN) in November 2009 with the first Mandela Day - recognised by the UN - held on the 18th July 2010.

17 July 2019

Attention:  Editors and Reporters

On 18 July 2019 the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) together with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) will host a civil society and media engagement in preparation of the official launch of the National Mechanism for Torture Prevention (NPM) in Cape Town. The recent establishment of the NPM under the auspices of the SAHRC represents an important first step in renewed efforts to combat and prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in all places of detention across South Africa.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 July 2019

The SAHRC will host various public outreach engagements in the Local Emthanjeni Municipality, which consist of the towns De Aar, Hanover & Britstown, from 22-25 July 2019. 

Attention: Editors and Reporters

17 July 2019

On 28 March 2019, both houses of Parliament ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). The OPCAT establishes international and domestic mechanisms for torture prevention through a system of regular visits to places of deprivation of liberty in order to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. South Africa deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT with the Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York on 20 June 2019. In accordance with article 28 (2), the OPCAT will come into force for South Africa on 20 July 2019.
Attention: Editors and Reporters

16 July 2019

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

16 July 2019
Attention:  Editors and Reporters

On 17 July 2019 the South African Human Rights Commission will host a colloquium on evictions in Gauteng with a view to craft practical and implementable solutions to address unlawful evictions in the province.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

08 July 2019

 The South African Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) KZN Provincial Office will conduct information sessions and setup helpdesks at the community workshops hosted by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Consumer Affairs Division, in the areas of Utrecht and Molweni.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

08 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will host an advocacy intervention and a media engagement in Kwa-Nongoma from the 11-12 July 2019.

Attention: Editors and Reporters

05 July 2019

As part of the 2019 Schools Moot Court Competition, the Mpumalanga Provincial Office will be hosting a capacity building workshop 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.

02 July 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) will convene a Preliminary Inquiry into allegations that medical aid schemes are racially profiling Black, Indian and Coloured Healthcare professionals.

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