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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

08 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the history of Zindzi Mandela and her family needs to be taken into account during any investigation into her tweets on land reform.
08 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says no action has been taken against officials who allegedly turned away a heavily pregnant woman who ended up giving birth outside a clinic in Pretoria.
07 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has played a leading role in helping to quell the protests at Plettenberg Bay which saw the N2 though the town closed for several days this week.
The Bitou Municipality said that the N2 had been reopened to traffic on Saturday after an official from the SAHRC helped broker an agreement with residents of Qolweni, who took to the streets on Tuesday morning.
4 July 2019
 
Three of the country’s giant medical health companies have denied profiling black, Indian and coloured healthcare professionals according to their race.
 
 
SAHRC looking into claims of racial profiling by medical aid schemes

04 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking into claims that medical aid schemes are discriminating against black medical professionals.

3 July 2019

A legal fight is underway, spearheaded by the Centre for Child Law, which seeks to secure the right of undocumented learners to access to basic education.
3 July 2019

A furore has erupted over the city council’s implementation of a by-law that leads to homeless people being fined for sleeping on pavements or erecting illegal structures, with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) saying they are launching an investigation.
3 July 2019

The Gauteng health department has launched an inquiry after a heavily pregnant woman said she was turned away at a clinic in Pretoria and had to give birth at the gates of the facility.

3 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been allowed to join as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case fighting for the rights of undocumented pupils to receive a basic education.
3 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) has been allowed to join a matter before the Grahamstown High Court in which the applicants are taking the Minister of Basic Education to court to ensure the right to education for undocumented learners.
In a statement, the SAHRC said it had on Tuesday been allowed to join as an amicus curiae in the matter of Centre for Child Law and 25 others v Minister of Basic Education and 4 others.
2 July 2019

The Red Ants’ services have been suspended by the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSiRA).
Their services were suspended pending investigation into their conduct.
02 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission will on Tuesday ask to be admitted as a friend of the court in a groundbreaking case concerning the right of undocumented learners to have access to basic education.
The application, in the case launched by the Centre for Chid Law against the minister of basic education in 2017, will be heard in the Grahamstown High Court.
2 July 2019

JOHANNESBURG - Standard B ank has been prevented from deducting money from their customer's accounts to settle debts without their permission following last week’s High Court ruling in favour of the National Credit Regulator (NCR).
1 July 2019

Major Fatima Isaacs intends to lodge a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding allegations of discrimination within the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The Muslim SANDF member is charged with disobeying a lawful instruction due to her refusal to remove her scarf and is set to appear in military court next month. A team comprising of her advisor and spokesperson, Nazeema Mohamed, her advocate, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and attorney Igshaan Higgins is set to tackle the case head on.
28 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has reached an agreement with former Bosasa Chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi after his use of racist language.
27 June 2019

"I'm really sorry, because the wounds are still raw and for me to have been one of the people to rub salt in those wounds was despicable," state capture whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi said on Thursday.
27 June 2019

State capture whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi and the SA Human Rights Commission on Thursday inked a deal that will see him issue a public apology and pay up a hefty sum for his self-acknowledged racism.
27 June 2019
 
Former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi agreed to a R200,000 settlement agreement with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following his racist slur admission at the Zondo Commission in 2018.
27 June 2019

The former Bosasa CEO will pay R200,000 to the Barney Mokgatle Foundation in Alexandra, after using the k-word in a recorded audio clip played at the state capture commission
27 June 2019

Former Bosasa operations chief Angelo Agrizzi and the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) have agreed that he will pay an amount of R200 000 to a charitable organisation that promotes social cohesion, non-racialism, social justice and reconciliation in Alexandra.
Agrizzi will be donating the money to the Barney Mokgatle Foundation.
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