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7 September 2018

JOHANNESBURG - Following violent protests over the poor quality quality of drinking water in Hammanskraal, the City of Tshwane on Friday said the water supply has improved and it has withdrawn water tankers from the area.
"The quality of drinking water in Hammanskraal and surrounding areas has improved and no longer has an odour and a brown colour, following reports of suspected cholera contamination in the area around June this year. The city had resorted to supplying water through tankers even though the reports were dismissed after tests proved that there was no trace of cholera in the water," the city said in a statement.
6 September 2018

CAPE TOWN – After his controversial walk-off from a live SuperSport broadcast, former Springbok wing Ashwin Willemse won’t be back on air.
SuperSport confirmed on Thursday that Willemse’s contract had expired, and that “he will not be back on air”.
Willemse, who will turn 37 on Saturday, walked out of the SuperSport studios on May 19 after being part of a panel alongside Naas Botha and Nick Mallett, with Motshidisi Mohono as the presenter.
25 September 2018

Ex-convict, Kessie Nair, who used the derogatory “K word” on President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a viral Facebook video, spent the long weekend in the police holding cell following his arrest by the Hawks.
He appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The state successfully argued that Nair continue to be held at the police holding cells pending the outcome of his bail application.
29 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has taken steps to help residents of Lavender Hill and the surrounding areas with the ongoing gang violence.
22 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its investigative hearing report on the underlying socio-economic challenges of mining-affected communities in the country.
13 August 2018

Parliament now appears to starting on a process of dealing with a set of recommendations that will several of the Chapter Nine institutions like the Commission for Gender Equality and the Human Rights Commission being merged into one group – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli joins Stephen Grootes in the line for more on this.

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02 September 2018

While the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned about claims of the sale of expired goods, it says there is no justification for people taking the law into their own hands.
The commission was referring to violence that broke out during protests in White City, Soweto on Wednesday afternoon. Rubber bullets and teargas were fired to disperse crowds in different shops in the suburb.
2 September 2018

The streets of Soweto and other townships in Gauteng were calm following a week of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops, but police presence has been upped to monitor the situation.
2 September 2018

Cape Town - A senior ANC councillor has taken the party to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) after a racially heated altercation with another councillor.
Sammy Claasen, ANC councillor in the West Coast, said he has been discriminated against on the basis of his coloured and Khoisan ethnic heritage, within the ANC.
31 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says South Africans should remember that foreigners have rights too.
The statement comes after incidents of deadly looting of foreign-owned shops in some Gauteng townships this week.
At least three people were killed in the violence.
30 August 2018

A senior Limpopo policeman has been fired "with immediate effect" for allegedly calling a junior colleague by the k-word. Brigadier Eddie Enslin, who was the station commander at the Mankweng police station near Polokwane, was given the marching orders.
30 August 2018

While the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned about claims of the sale of expired goods, it says there is no justification for people taking the law into their own hands.
29 August 2018

A senior Limpopo policeman has been fired "with immediate effect" for allegedly calling a junior colleague by the k-word.
According to Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Brigadier Eddie Enslin, who was the station commander at the Mankweng police station near Polokwane, was given the marching orders on Monday.
28 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says it has received more than 50 complaints of hate speech and racism against Adam Catzavelos' racist video.
28 august 2018

Cape Town - Racial slurs marred one of the three ANC Western Cape regional conferences at the weekend, but there is still no clear sign as to when the party will elect a permanent provincial leader.
28 August 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: “[T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment.”
What’s more, the commission found that the government is responsible for the harm done to mining-affected communities because of its “failure to monitor compliance, poor enforcement, and a severe lack of coordination.”
26 August 2018

“Racist” ANC member condemned
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Board member and anti-apartheid struggle veteran, Prema Naidoo, yesterday condemned Suzanne Govender, a now former ANC Youth League eThekwini regional executive committee member.

25 August 2018

A public clinic in Port Elizabeth has been reopened after it was shut down by residents last week. This comes after authorities intervened.
Kwazakhele clinic, which serves about 500 patients a day and has 60 employees, was shut down over accusations that the health department was failing to honour its promise to upgrade its security system and aging infrastructure.
24 August 2018

A South African man has apologised for the “unspeakable pain” he has caused after making a racist slur in a video widely shared on social media.
Adam Catzavelos filmed himself on a beach, saying it was “heaven on earth” as there were no black people there.
24 August 2018

Adam Catzavelos has apologised for his comments which “caused unspeakable pain to every single person in South Africa”.
Catzavelos caused much controversy after a video, in which he uses racial slur, went viral.
In the video, he could be seen on a foreign beach, giving a weather report and mentioning that there was an “amazing sea and not one k*ff*r in sight”.
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