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'Where is the humanity towards the homeless, especially in winter

04 June 2019

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say the layout of Alexandra is a huge challenge for policing.
Provincial police commissioner Elias Mawela gave this testimony before the South African Human Rights Commission inquiry into Alexandra on Tuesday.
03 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday said it would investigate the circumstances around the incident.

Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku has said four employees have been implicated in an investigation at a Mamelodi hospital after an elderly woman, Matha Marais, was found handcuffed to the floor.
03 June 2019

Footage emerged on social media last week which showed the 76-year-old lying on the floor of the hospital with her hands tied to a chair.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will be assisting Martha Marais’ family to see if they can get compensation from the Gauteng Health Department and Mamelodi Hospital.
03 June 2019

IVORY PARK – Eskom has allegedly considered electrification of three informal settlements.

The South African Human Rights Commission has commended the Ivory Park Ward 133 residents for a peaceful march, and for approaching the commission for assistance on service delivery issues.
03 June 2019

The SAHRC probe was set up following weeks of disruptive service delivery protests earlier this year.

ALEXANDRA - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) inquiry into Alexandra has heard how lawlessness is a serious issue in the township.
02 June 2019

A nurse, security guard and two doctors implicated in tying 76-year-old Martha Marais to a bench at Mamelodi hospital have been put on special leave.
02 June 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is demanding answers from the Mamelodi Hospital management, following reports of patient abuse.
30 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission wants Angelo Agrizzi to pay R200‚000 in compensation for referring to black people using the k-word.
28 May 2019

Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the province has found that discrimination against coloured applicants at the Labour Department's offices in Mitchells Plain constituted a human rights violation that must be further investigated by its national office.
The commission conducted an investigation after a complaint laid by the organisation Gatvol Capetonians that coloured people were overlooked by the department when they applied for 46 posts last year. According to Gatvol president Fadiel Adams, about 1 000 coloured candidates from the community applied but were not considered or shortlisted. Their applications were handed in at the Mitchells Plain office and put in a box.
27 May 2019

Johannesburg - Businessman Adam Catzavelos was expected to appear in court on Tuesday to answer for a racial slur he uttered while on holiday and which was caught on video.
23 May 2019

Negotiations between Oak Valley Estate and the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) appear to be deadlocked.
23 May 2019

The City of Johannesburg hosted the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for Africa Day Social Cohesion Summit at the Metropolitan Building on 23 May.
21 May 2019

PRETORIA - Home Affairs has been criticised for the long wait for the turn around of asylum-seeking and permanent residency applications.
Some people have complained of wait times over two years for permanent residency applications.
19 May 2019

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to help it clear the 150,000 backlog of refugee status appeals, according to Director of Asylum Seekers, Mandla Madumisa.

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (the Commission or KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) established under Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the KNCHRAct, 2011. The Commission's mandate is the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya.

14 May 2019

The father of a girl who was harassed by a church elder says the Seventh Day Adventist Church in George failed to adhere to church policy on reporting sexual abuse cases.
13 May 2019

The Hartbeespoort Clinic, a facility which services a large volume of patients per day under extremely challenging conditions is due for an upgrade, according to the Provincial Department of Health.
This welcomed development comes after the Hartbeespoort Community Development Initiative (HCDI), a locally based nonprofit company, received complaints from community members about the current poor state of the Clinic which services patients mainly from the local RDP settlements, informal settlements, plots, and farming communities.
13 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be back again on Monday in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg to continue its probe into the violent protests that erupted in the run-up to the general elections.
09 May 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned about how the visually impaired were treated at the polls on Wednesday.
08 May 2019

The identity of the man could not be confirmed by police at the time of going to press. However, we will follow the story closely and report on any subsequent arrests and/or court appearances.
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