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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

02 June 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission says the lack of teacher-learners support material, corporal punishment, and gang violence in schools are some of the issues that children in the Free State Province are still faced with.

The Commission’s Acting Provincial Manager, Shirley Mlombo, says during this week’s visit to schools in Bloemfontein they have discovered that a number of children still have to travel long distances to schools. She says some of the children also allege that they are sometimes turned away when they arrive late at schools.
29 May 2017

Vicki Momberg should be ordered to pay R150,000 to a police officer she racially insulted‚ the Equality Court heard on Monday.

In a submission in their case against Momberg, the complainant, Clement Mkhondo, and the South African Human Rights Commission said courts had, in recent years, recognised the need to act firmly against racist conduct.
An urgent interdict to prohibit the move of the Angelo informal settlement to Germiston.

May 24, 2017

As building on the site where the Boksburg-based Angelo informal settlement residents will be moved to, just off Main Reef Road, in Germiston, continues, the fight by local residents has just begun.

At a follow-up public meeting, held last Saturday, at Hoërskool Goudrif, Primrose, Sector One chairperson Debbie Watkins told the community that it had been decided that an urgent interdict to prohibit the move will be applied for.

One Settler, One Bullet” – AfriForum Youth lays complaint 

23 May 2017

AfriForum Youth laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission on 23 May against students of the University of Pretoria (UP) who wore shirts on which the words “One Settler, One Bullet” were printed.

22 May 2017

Bloemfontein guest house owner has to pay R15 000 for using the K-word | News Article
The owner of a guest house in Bloemfontein was ordered by the Equality Court to pay R15 000 in damages to a fast food outlet manager in Bloemfontein after she called him the K-word.
21 May 2017

A former town secretary of Louis Trichardt and currently Commissioner in the SA Human Rights Commission, Mohamed Shafie Ameermia, was selected to receive the prestigious 2017 Robert G. Storey International Award for Leadership.
20 May 2017

Cape Town - An outcry over the short time given to the public to make written submissions on whether they would support a single human rights body has forced Parliament to extend the deadline.
19 May 2017

The university was reported to the SA Human Rights Commission by a student who accused UCT of discriminating against people with disabilities.

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT) management says it has set aside more than R11 million to ensure the institution is more accommodating to students with disabilities.
18 May 2017

Cape Town — Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he will soon give Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, a progress report on the implementation of the Life Esidimeni Ombudsman's report.
18 May 2017

The DA will today write to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to have the closing date for written submissions on the “Feasibility of the Establishment of a Single Human Rights Body” extended.
17 May 2017

The institution has been reported to the Human Rights Commission for allegedly violating the rights of students with disabilities.

CAPE TOWN – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been reported to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for allegedly violating the rights of students with disabilities.
IFNASA provides legal assistance for the incarcerated.

May 16, 2017

Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) is a lot more than just a pressure group that pertains to the issues involving the Boesman, KhoiKhoi and coloured enlightenment.
16 May 2017

Parliament - The National Prosecuting Authority is preparing to open inquests into the cause of deaths of over 100 patients who died when they were transferred from Life Esidimeni to various unlicensed NGOs into Gauteng.
12 May 2017

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission’s investigation into Premier Helen Zille’s “colonialism” tweets is moving a step further when the rights body serves her papers on Friday.
12 May 2017

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission’s investigation into Premier Helen Zille’s “colonialism” tweets is moving a step further when the rights body serves her papers on Friday.
12 May 2017

Bloemfontein - Recent incidents that have occurred in the North West town of Coligny has underlying tones of racism.
12 May 2017

Bloemfontein - The office of the South African Human Rights Commission in North West says the granting of bail to any accused person does not mean they are acquitted of their crimes.
11 May 2017

No trade union in the democratic history of South Africa has attracted as much criticism as SADTU, the South African Democratic Teachers Union. In the past, attempts to weaken the union’s powerful hold on the country’s education system have largely come to naught. Over 18 months ago, the Democratic Alliance tried to go another route: asking the South African Human Rights Commission to probe whether SADTU is violating the constitutional rights of learners to a basic education. It’s now been confirmed that the investigation is under way. By REBECCA DAVIS.
11 May 2017

The DA has been informed that the South African Human Rights Commission is investigating the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) for its role in denying children the right to a basic education.

8 May 2017

The DA will write to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the sanitation situation at the L&J informal settlement in Ekurhuleni.

A news report today revealed a case where one bucket toilet that must be used by 22 people in the L&J informal settlement. This is but one example of the gross shortage of service delivery that this community faces.

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