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25 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the Free State has announced plans to conduct an investigation into the province’s service delivery system. This comes in response to reports from various communities across the province of poor delivery of basic services.

The SAHRC’s Provincial Manager, Thabo Kheswa says the hearings are scheduled for June or July.
21 April 2022

Sahrc CEO said the commission was already hard at work and monitoring developments.

The South African Human Rights Commission (Sahrc) says it will monitor closely how funds and resources meant to assist flood victims in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) are used to ensure that they are not diverted and looted due to corruption.
21 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said it has been actively monitoring areas most impacted by the floods, which ravaged KwaZulu-Natal last week.

Commissioners visited families and shelters housing hundreds of displaced children.
16 April 2022

Human rights activist Rhoda Kadalie, 68, has died after a battle with lung cancer.

Her daughter, Julia Pollak, confirmed the death to News24.
15 April 2022

SAHRC also called for more attention to be given to the impact of climate change

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said the State must ensure that humanitarian aid actually reaches those that need it after the floods in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and is not lost to corruption or maladministration.
13 April 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr and is demanding R500,000 over his comments about the LGBTIQ+ community.
13 April 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission has issued a letter to Steve Hofmeyer after he made comments about Disney and the LGBTQ+ community.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has issued a letter of demand to Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr for his remarks that Disney’s agenda is to groom children to have sex with animals and the  LGBTQ+ community represents bestiality.
12 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for swift action against any criminality in Diepsloot but also warned residents not to take the law into their own hands.
12 April 2022

Cape Town - Community activist Lucinda Evans has written to the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the national secretariat of the police, asking them to urgently investigate the Steenberg and Muizenberg police stations.
12 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has sent a letter of demand to Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr over comments made to the LGBTQI+ community.

Hofmeyr caused a stir on social media when he claimed Disney's agenda is to groom children to have sex with animals, adding that the channel's agenda promotes bestiality.
8 April 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday condemned the vigilantism that led to the murder of Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot on Wednesday.
8 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is holding a hearing at Knysna on the Garden Route following a number of complaints by communities of alleged brutality from law enforcement officials and security companies.
8 April 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission says the residents of crime-ridden Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg feel neglected by the police.

The commission visited Diepsloot on Thursday and Friday amid this week’s violence and protests in the area.
8 April 2022

CAPE TOWN - The Knysna Municipality has admitted that it “should have done a better assessment” of the situation before moving in with private security to demolish informal structures in Hornlee during riots in September 2020.
4 April 2022

Close to 60 schools across  North West have poor infrastructure, says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

Osmond Mngomezulu, the commission’s office manager in the province, said even though it initially received complaints about six schools, its scope was widened when it identified more schools during their assessment.
1 April 2022

R50 billion in damage was caused by the looting and arson attacks and more than 300 people died.

DURBAN - Last July's unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was a plot to sabotage the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa testified on Friday at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearings on the violence.
1 April 2022

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted at the SA Human Rights Commission that they were not forewarned by intelligence that there would be unrest in the country.

Ramaphosa said the information they received before the riots broke out in July in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng did not point to the unrest.
01 April 2022

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that the use of state resources to fight factional battles within the party should never happen again.
01 April 2022

“We were not fully forewarned about it.”

This was the startling admission made on Friday by President Cyril Ramaphosa when he appeared before the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) investigative hearings into the July 2021 unrest and looting.
1 April 2022

Government is moving with speed to address the country’s staggering levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality, says Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday admitted that South Africa’s socio-economic challenges, particularly economic exclusion and inequality, were a major threat to the country’s national security.
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