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Restoring Dignity

30 April 2019

Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga has lashed out at eThekwini Metro Mayor Zandile Gumede after her office failed to attend an on-site inspection of the troubled Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi on Tuesday.
29 April 2019

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has approached the Equality Court seeking an order declaring that the public display of South Africa’s apartheid-era flag constitutes unfair discrimination, hate speech and harassment. AfriForum argues that banning the old flag could set a bad precedent.
29 April 2019

Communicare tenants have taken their complaints of disproportionately high rental increases and utility services to the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
26 April 2019

Hundreds of detainees in police station and court cells were reporting torture, cruelty as well as degrading treatment.
Pretoria - Hundreds of detainees in police station and court cells were reporting torture, cruelty as well as degrading treatment and punishments.
This was due to system faults as there were no regular station and cell inspections by people independent of the SAPS to ensure detainees were held and treated in accordance with the law.
26 April 2019

Durban - TWO men accused of inciting racial hatred said they stood by their words despite being found guilty by the Equality Court.
Last week, magistrate John Sanders found Phumlani Mfeka and Zweli Sangweni of the Mazibuye African Forum guilty of hate speech for comments made in articles and interviews in 2013/14.
26 April 2019

Provincial Chairperson of the SAHRC, Buang Jones, said they are an institution that is transparent. Addressing a full hall last week, Jones said theirs is to facilitate on a constructive engagement between the community, local government and other stakeholders.
24 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission is calling for an investigation into the conduct of an Emfuleni Municipal official. The South African Human Rights Commission has called for the Emfuleni municipality to investigate allegations that a municipal official was involved in soliciting funds from unlawful land occupiers in the Rust-Ter-Vaal informal settlement in return for their continued residence on the land.
ANC chairperson of Emfuleni municipality’s ward 16, Madoda Mkhombeni, has come under fire with other ANC members after it was reported that they were behind land invasions in the area.
20 April 2019

Johannesburg City manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni made submissions at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) inquiry regarding the recent spate of protests in Alexandra.
19 Apr 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission says the eviction of people living on farms and informal settlements is a matter of great concern.
19 April 2019

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it plans on being a mediator between disadvantaged communities and the relevant government departments on issues of service delivery.
19 April 2019
 
Inquiry follows spate of protests in township
 
Johannesburg City Manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni made submissions at an inquiry conducted by the South African Human Rights Commission on what services the City has provided to Alexandra. Photo: Zoë Postman.
19 April 2019


JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it plans on being a mediator between disadvantaged communities and the relevant government departments on issues of service delivery.The commission held its first day of an inquiry into service delivery in Alexandra on Thursday.
18 April 2019

Alexandra residents have been protesting over the mushrooming of illegal structures and lack of service delivery in the township.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will convene an inquiry on Thursday in an attempt to find a lasting solution to the issues faced by Alexandra residents, north of Johannesburg.
18 April 2019

The probe comes after residents went on rampage earlier this month blocking streets, calling for better services.
 
JOHANNESBURG – The South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Gauteng is hosting an inquiry into the recent violent protests in Alexandra township on Thursday.
18 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission is launching an inquiry into the recent protests in Alexandra.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission is launching an inquiry into the recent protests in Alexandra on Thursday.
18 April 2019

Faith Mazibuko has apologised for offensive comments she made at a meeting.
 
Gauteng MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Faith Mazibuko on Tuesday afternoon apologised for her rant" in front of colleagues, which was leaked to the public in an audio recording.
15 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has called Gauteng MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Faith Mazibuko to appear before it on Tuesday to clarify comments she made in a "rant" that was leaked to the public in an audio recording.
The commission said it became aware, through various social media platforms, of the widely circulated recording of a meeting held by Mazibuko in which she lambasted senior managers for failing to deliver sports facilities known as "combi courts", purportedly to bolster support for the ANC ahead of the elections on May 8.
14 April 2019

The commission has called on political parties not to use the troubled area as an election campaign tool.
 
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the plight of residents in Alexandra should be addressed by the government.
The commission has called on political parties not to use the troubled area as an election campaign tool.
12 April 2019
 
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the Red Ants often violate people's rights when they carry out evictions.
The commission is investigating after two people died during violent clashes between shack dwellers and the Red Ants in Rustervaal, Vereeniging, earlier this week during an eviction operation.
11 April 2019

You can say no to corporal punishment
Have you been a victim of corporal punishment at Paarl Boys' High School?
If you have or if you have witnessed it, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wants to hear from you as it probes recent claims at the request of the Western Cape Department of Education.
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