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25 February 2021

After waiting for six weeks in vain for the police to arrest the man, who was last seen with her daughter, Veronica and two others attacked him and attempted to cut off his penis.
22 Feb 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its final report regarding the inquiry into the sewage problem of the Vaal River.

The report, released on February 17, suggests a distasteful and unpalatable state of the Vaal River – despite this being a crucial water source in Gauteng.
20 February 2021

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu is taking over the water infrastructure of the Emfuleni local municipality on the Vaal river.

19 February 2021

The inquiry into the Vaal sewage spill has found that the waste pollution was undoubtedly a crisis and an obvious liability to the state.

An inquiry into the Vaal sewage crisis has warned that the consequences of the pollution could result in a string of legitimate civil claims against the Department of Water and Sanitation for damages.
19 February 2021

The government has for more than a decade “passed the buck” regarding the Vaal River’s sewage pollution by the Emfuleni local municipality, said Maureen Stewart, the vice-chairperson of the nonprofit organisation, Save the Vaal Environment (Save).

18 Feb 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) sponsored this Mail & Guardian webinar and launched a report on the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry into the sewage problem of the Vaal River. Panellists included Professor Johann Tempelhoff, North-West University; Maureen Stewart, Vice-Chairperson, Save the Vaal Environment; Samson Mokoena, Co-ordinator, Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance; and Dhesigen Naidoo, Chief Executive of the Water Research Commission. The webinar was moderated by Shirley Mlombo, Senior Legal Officer, SAHRC.
16 February 2021

TWO SUSPECTS are set to appear at the Atlantis Magistrate s Court in connection with the assault of resident Martin Adams.
12 February 2021

A well-known Vhembe FM radio presenter claims that the management of the station is kicking him out because he tested positive for the coronavirus. 
8 February 2021

Cape Town - The Ukubavimba Foundation, a social justice and socio-economic development organisation, has lodged an official complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission against Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs).

6 January 2021

“Januworry” is here, with parents already dreading the queue to buy school uniforms. Many schools require learners to wear items that are exclusive to the school and these are often only available at one or two selected outfitters, who can charge what they want because there is no competition.

4 February 2021

The SAHRC found an entrenched gang culture in the area

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is urging the community to work with the police to combat the high crime rate in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas where gang-related violence and gender-based crimes are rife.

4 February 2021

Pretoria –The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has appealed to employers to allow and to assist people who want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus while respecting the rights of employees who choose not to be vaccinated.
3 February 2021

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officers have once again drawn sharp criticism from human rights activists and vulnerable residents after they opened fire with rubber bullets at land occupiers in Vrygrond, wounding at least nine people, with some being hit in the face.
1 February 2021

THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intervened in 
Atlantis where a shocking 32 complaints against SAPS officials have been lodged for allegedly sjambokking 
suspects apprehended during a service delivery demonstration last year.Two of the complaints are by minors, and one case involves a woman who was badly injured and had to be hospitalised. Scores of people in the area took to the streets in July last year to demonstrate for better services, including the provision of social housing and water and sanitation.
25 January 2021

CAPE TOWN - Labour unions say government's plans to cut the CCMA's budget will have a devastating impact on the working-class.

A whopping R600-million budget cut is expected over the next three years.
19 January 2021

The SAHRC's Western Cape commissioner Chris Nissen says he's encouraged by the progress made at local Sassa offices since last week.

18 January 2021

Grant applicants, including the elderly and people with disabilities, were sprayed with water cannons while queueing to get help on Friday.

There have been long queues outside various South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices in Cape Town as some beneficiaries reapply for temporary disability grants that were suspended last month.
18 January 2021

Cape Town – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into reports that a person died due to a heart attack at one of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contact points.
12 January 2021

Last year, the City of Cape Town grappled with budget cuts from National Treasury and the many issues that came with Covid-19. This year, residents want the City of Cape Town’s agenda to prioritise adequate housing.

7 January 2021

Kenyans have been sharing various messages authored by a Twitter account dubbed Tracy Zille which contain controversial opinions about Africans in respect to other races as well as the Covid-19 vaccine.
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