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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

03 July 2017

 A group of BLF members marched to Tiso Blackstar’s editor-at-large, Peter Bruce’s house in Johannesburg last weekend.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday expressed “grave concern” at the intimidation of journalists by Black First Land First (BLF).
29 June 2017

An oversight visit to Northdale and Grey’s Hospitals by the KwaZulu-Natal health portfolio committee on Friday revealed over 100 doctors are needed at Grey’s.
29 June 2017

Equality Court found Cosatu's Bongani Masuku guilty of hate speech against the Jewish community.
29 June 2017

Johannesburg - The Equality Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the Congress of South African Trade Unions' (Cosatu) Bongani Masuku to make "unconditional apology" to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) for comments he made in 2009.
29 June 2017

Johannesburg - The High Court in Johannesburg is on Thursday expected to rule in the hate speech case against the Congress of South African Trade Unions' Bongani Masuku.
29 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission is calling on the Police Minister to ensure that officers don't use excessive force during student protests.
27 June 2017

On Friday 30 June, the KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, must report to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and provide a plan to overcome the current oncology crisis in the province.
27 June 2017

DURBAN – The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has slammed provincial Premier Willies Mchunu for his lax approach to members of his provincial cabinet, in particular under fire Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.
26 June 2017

ANA Reporter

Durban – Embattled KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has met with the South African Human Rights Commission, which two weeks ago fingered him as being responsible for the collapse in the province’s oncology services.
26 June 2017

he SAHRC Calls for Urgent Action to Be Taken to Secure the Rights of Rail Passengers

25 June 2017

There are no longer enough oncologists in KwaZulu-Natal to train new doctors to become cancer specialists.

23 June 2017

Vicki Momberg‚ the woman who racially insulted a police officer‚ will appeal an Equality Court order directing her to pay the policeman R100,000 in damages.
21 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Tuesday that refugees and asylum seekers should not be denied healthcare.
In a statement marking the World Refugee Day, which falls on June 20, the SAHRC said refugees and asylum seekers face a peculiar disadvantage in accessing healthcare given their status as non-nationals.
19 June 2017

The Cancer Association of South Africa hopes that a report on cancer treatment in KwaZulu-Natal helps highlight the crisis within the province's public healthcare system.

The South African Human Rights Commission found that the Health MEC and his department violated the rights of cancer patients at Durban's Addington and Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospitals to have access to health care services.
19 June 2017

The South Africa Human Rights Commission has slammed the KwaZulu-Natal Department of health for what it calls poor handling of the oncology crisis in provincial hospitals.  This after equipment for screening and treating cancer patients was found to be broken or non-existent in two major Durban public hospitals.
19 June 2017

A damning report by the South African Human Rights Commission has found that the KwaZulu-Natal department of health has failed its cancer patients.

The 68-page SAHRC report found that "the delays in the provision of‚ and in some cases the denial of‚ oncology services to cancer patients‚ some of whom are destitute and in need of health care‚ affects them in a most fundamental way”.
19 June 2017

DURBAN – The KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo will have to explain the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of cancer patients who were left to die without having ever received any treatment at all.
14 June 2017

Marchelle Abrahams

Discrimination is rife in South African schools – and it’s becoming a problem that is getting hard to deal with, writes Marchelle Abrahams.

"I'm so offended right now. F***ing k*****s don’t know how to pronounce my name. Yoh they going to get it from me on Monday. You don’t dare put me on that (sic)”.
05 June 2017

Their website calls them a leader in education for young women. A stepping stone to success.

But on Monday‚ Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School's claims were seriously under threat after they were at the receiving end of outrage and disgust when a pupil's alleged racist rant went viral.
03 June 2017

South Africa ranks lowly 103rd in world on index which shows threats a child faces.

One quarter of the world’s children are being denied a proper childhood, with a staggering 700 million missing out on their formative years.

Child Protection Week comes to a close with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) asserting that the South Africa was failing to act in the best interests of its children.
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