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2 March 2020

The SAHRC will ask the court to declare that Beloftebos and its owners are ‘in breach of their obligation not to discriminate unfairly’, among others.

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) believes its case against the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue is important enough to be heard by a full bench in the Western Cape High Court, where it launched a court application on Monday.
2 March 2020

The  is over the next two days inspecting various health facilities in the FS, amidst murmurs South Africans to be repatriated from China will be quarantined in the province.
01 March 2020

The EFF left the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday disappointed after racist Adam Catzavelos was slapped with a R50 000 fine or two years in jail, wholly suspended for five years on condition that he doesn’t commit a similar offence.
1 March 2020

Human Rights Month is celebrated in March focusing especially on Human Rights Day (21 March) in South Africa. Usually a public holiday, this year it’s on a Saturday, which means we don’t have a holiday. However, the upside to it is that we can still celebrate the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) throughout the month.
28 February 2020

Johannesburg - Convicted racist Adam Catzavelos has been slapped with a R50 000 fine or two years prison term for his use of the K-word while referring to black people.
Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe handed down the sentence on Friday at the Randburg Magistrate's Court and said it was wholly suspended for five years.
28 February 2020

Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe handed down the sentence on Friday at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court and said it was wholly suspended for five years.
22 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the fact that over 1 million people are without water is a ‘gross violation of human rights’
20 February 2020

Following week-long oversight visits conducted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to various water projects across the province the team, led by Chairperson Shafie Ameermia, expressed concern that water infrastructure that cost taxpayers billions of Rands were not functioning to the benefit of residents.
20 February 2020

The Basic Education Portfolio Committee has expressed concern at the lack of scholar transport for children with disabilities and the lack of resources at some of the North West special needs schools.
19 February 2020

No clean bill of health for Western Cape’s hospitals, says SAHRC chairperson

Cape Town – Western Cape health-care facilities are not coping with population demands while a lack of infrastructure is impeding access to health care, according to SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chairperson Bongani Majola.
13 February 2020

Durban – The South African Medical Association (Sama) has thrown its weight behind nurses who have filed a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following the murder and rape of staff at state hospitals.
Sama’s national vice-chairperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, said  that state medical facilities were “in crisis” as they did not have sufficient security to protect patients and doctors, who were seen as soft targets.
13 February 2020

The SA Human Rights commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the New England Road landfill site in Pietermaritzburg, it said on Wednesday.
06 February 2020

Authorities appear to have turned a blind eye on an illegal rehabilitation centre where addicts are allegedly beaten and chained up in a "torture church".
This week, 70 drug addicts were rescued during a raid nearly a decade after the horror conditions of the place were first exposed.
The illegal rehab centre called No-Smoking is located inside Church of Christ premises in Moletjie outside Polokwane, Limpopo.
05 February 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Wednesday it had decided to provide legal assistance to Thabiso Zulu, whistle-blower and close friend of slain ANC Youth League leader Sindiso Magaqa.
Zulu, who testified at the Moerane Commission into political killings in the ANC in 2018, narrowly escaped a gun attack in Pietermaritzburg after being shot and wounded in October 2019.
05 February 2020

Paramedics said the children, aged between six and 16, were travelling to school on Monday morning.
3 February 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the team of South African Grade 11 learners, who won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition in Gdynia, Poland.
Ramaphosa said the learners’ victory is an achievement to be celebrated by all South Africans.
“Team South Africa has made our country proud again and our learners’ triumph demonstrates that when learners, educators and parents work together, we can achieve great things.”
4 February 2010

Cape Town – Aggrieved parents of Milnerton Primary school pupils have turned to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the hope that the school will change its policy banning children from aftercare if their parents pick them up late on three or more occasions.
Earlier this month, the Cape Times reported that Nathi Fokazi called the school out for what he said was its unfair aftercare policy, which saw his 10-year-old daughter banned from the school’s aftercare for life after he fetched her late six times in a year.
02 February 2020

The commission visited the hospital on Monday after an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria CRE spread through the neo-natal ward between November and December.
31 January 2020

Cape Town – South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) commissioner Chris Nissen headed to Cape Town central police station to lodge criminal complaints following alleged death threats by refugees leader Jean-Pierre Balous.
30 January 2020

Durban – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intervened in KwaZulu-Natal whistle-blower Thabiso Zulu’s plight as he seeks state protection following numerous threats on his life for lifting the lid on widespread corruption throughout the province.
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