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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

19 May 2021

'Only those who are bold enough to implement policy are the ones who come forward and report': SA Principals' Association's Mashudu Ramulumo
19 May 2021

An international children’s organisation has told the South African Human Rights Commission that teachers in Limpopo who have long been in the profession use corporal punishment because that is the only form of discipline they know.
18 May 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The Human Rights Commission says bullying is rife in Limpopo and strong action needs to be taken against perpetrators.
18 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission in Limpopo heard on Tuesday that primary school learners in some schools are sexually assaulted by male teachers. This emerged on the first day of the commission’s hearings into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relations between educators and learners in Limpopo.
17 May 2021

A 50-year-old teacher from Mbilwi Secondary School in Thohoyondou, in Limpopo, was in the dock for allegedly raping a 17-year-old pupil on multiple occasions.
17 May 2021

THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be conducting a hearing into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relations between educators and pupils in Limpopo province.
16 May 2021

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya, has urged other victims of abuse to break the silence.

He was reacting to the arrest of a 50-year-old Mbilwi Secondary School educator who is accused of repeatedly raping a learner in 2018.

The man will appear before the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday for three counts of rape.

15 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the arrest of a 50-year-old teacher at Mbilwi Secondary in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.

14 May 2021

THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched legal action against a Mpumalanga farmer for unilaterally terminating access to water through a borehole for people occupying the land and ignoring its directives.

13 May 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the progress made by the Western Cape education department in placing pupils in schools.

12 May 2021

Cape town - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has convened an inquiry into allegations of a prohibition on the use of Afrikaans at Stellenbosch University (SU).

10 May 2021


Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Wim de Villiers on Monday reiterated his denial that Afrikaans is banned on the campus, saying the institution’s approach to language means, "... students have more choices, broader access and a better future as a result".
Apr 21, 2021

Cape Town - Former Klein Akker residents are back in court fighting against yet another farm eviction order. The group of about 77 people has been living on a state-owned farm just outside Kraaifontein for the past two years.
20 Apr 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) received complaints from residents of Kimberley in the Northern Cape regarding alleged water shortages.
17 April 2021

The horrific incident of bullying at a Limpopo school earlier this week, has spurred the Non-profit organisation, 1000 Women Trust, into embarking on a campaign to provide teachers and parents with the skills to address bullying in South African schools.
16 April 2021

The commission visited the Mbilwi Secondary School on Wednesday after a video of Lufuno Mavhunga being attacked by a fellow pupil went viral. The 15-year-old teenager allegedly committed suicide following the assault. Her alleged attacker was arrested on Wednesday.
Apr 15, 2021

The principal of Mbilwa Secondary School in Limpopo, where Lufuno Mavhunga, 15, was bullied which led to her committing suicide, had let the grade 10 learner down, a South African Human Rights Commission prelimary report says.
5 April 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission has initiated an investigation into allegations that students were prohibited from speaking Afrikaans during welcoming programmes and in informal settings.
Since March, Stellenbosch University’s language policy has been under the media’s gaze after misuse and deviation from it have been brought to the fore. At the centre of the debate are two conflicting constitutional rights, and the need for transformation.
31 March 2021

Cape Town - The Public Service Commission (PSC) has joined the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in investigating the issue of unplaced learners in the province, saying it directly affects the constitutional right of learners to education.

Mar 30, 2021

PRETORIA – In a joint statement, the SAHRC and Redefine Properties said the company had committed to conducting cultural and human rights training sessions with all its front-facing staff and management under the guidance of the rights commission within the next three months.
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