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17 March 2021

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully
March 16, 2021

Acting public protector advocate Kholeka Gcaleka and the South African Human Rights Commission will to meet with Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande on Tuesday evening.
11 March 2021

This means Unisa may now admit the same number of students as it did last year.

The High Court in Pretoria has reviewed and set aside Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s instruction to the University of South Africa (Unisa) to reduce the intake of first-year students by 20 000.
March 11, 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed a decision by the courts to set aside a decision by the Minister of Higher Education, Balde Nzimade, to reduce the student intake numbers at the Univesity of South Africa (Unisa).

10 March 2021

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has condemned the shooting of two student journalists from Wits University.
09 March 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is “deeply concerned” over violent attacks on foreign vendors in Durban that left several people injured and traumatised over the past two days.

Mar 9, 2021

Durban - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and civil society organisations in Durban have called for immediate action to end violent attacks on foreign traders, allegedly perpetrated by a group purporting to be Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members, after another brutal attack in the city on Monday.
01 March 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Gauteng has confirmed that an urgent meeting is planned on Tuesday morning to find out why construction at the Mayibuye Primary School in Tembisa has not been completed.

Mar 1, 2021

Pretoria – Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande’s exclusion of more than 20 000 potential first-year students from studying at Unisa is a direct contradiction to the transformation objectives in the higher education sector.

Mar 1, 2021

Pretoria – Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande’s exclusion of more than 20 000 potential first-year students from studying at Unisa is a direct contradiction to the transformation objectives in the higher education sector.

25 February 2021


After waiting for six weeks in vain for the police to arrest the man, who was last seen with her daughter, Veronica and two others attacked him and attempted to cut off his penis.
22 Feb 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its final report regarding the inquiry into the sewage problem of the Vaal River.

The report, released on February 17, suggests a distasteful and unpalatable state of the Vaal River – despite this being a crucial water source in Gauteng.
20 February 2021

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu is taking over the water infrastructure of the Emfuleni local municipality on the Vaal river.

19 February 2021

The inquiry into the Vaal sewage spill has found that the waste pollution was undoubtedly a crisis and an obvious liability to the state.

An inquiry into the Vaal sewage crisis has warned that the consequences of the pollution could result in a string of legitimate civil claims against the Department of Water and Sanitation for damages.
19 February 2021

The government has for more than a decade “passed the buck” regarding the Vaal River’s sewage pollution by the Emfuleni local municipality, said Maureen Stewart, the vice-chairperson of the nonprofit organisation, Save the Vaal Environment (Save).

18 Feb 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) sponsored this Mail & Guardian webinar and launched a report on the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry into the sewage problem of the Vaal River. Panellists included Professor Johann Tempelhoff, North-West University; Maureen Stewart, Vice-Chairperson, Save the Vaal Environment; Samson Mokoena, Co-ordinator, Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance; and Dhesigen Naidoo, Chief Executive of the Water Research Commission. The webinar was moderated by Shirley Mlombo, Senior Legal Officer, SAHRC.
16 February 2021

TWO SUSPECTS are set to appear at the Atlantis Magistrate s Court in connection with the assault of resident Martin Adams.
12 February 2021

A well-known Vhembe FM radio presenter claims that the management of the station is kicking him out because he tested positive for the coronavirus. 
8 February 2021

Cape Town - The Ukubavimba Foundation, a social justice and socio-economic development organisation, has lodged an official complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission against Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs).

6 January 2021

“Januworry” is here, with parents already dreading the queue to buy school uniforms. Many schools require learners to wear items that are exclusive to the school and these are often only available at one or two selected outfitters, who can charge what they want because there is no competition.
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