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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

4 February 2021

The SAHRC found an entrenched gang culture in the area

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is urging the community to work with the police to combat the high crime rate in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas where gang-related violence and gender-based crimes are rife.

4 February 2021

Pretoria –The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has appealed to employers to allow and to assist people who want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus while respecting the rights of employees who choose not to be vaccinated.
3 February 2021

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officers have once again drawn sharp criticism from human rights activists and vulnerable residents after they opened fire with rubber bullets at land occupiers in Vrygrond, wounding at least nine people, with some being hit in the face.
1 February 2021

THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intervened in 
Atlantis where a shocking 32 complaints against SAPS officials have been lodged for allegedly sjambokking 
suspects apprehended during a service delivery demonstration last year.Two of the complaints are by minors, and one case involves a woman who was badly injured and had to be hospitalised. Scores of people in the area took to the streets in July last year to demonstrate for better services, including the provision of social housing and water and sanitation.
25 January 2021

CAPE TOWN - Labour unions say government's plans to cut the CCMA's budget will have a devastating impact on the working-class.

A whopping R600-million budget cut is expected over the next three years.
19 January 2021

The SAHRC's Western Cape commissioner Chris Nissen says he's encouraged by the progress made at local Sassa offices since last week.

18 January 2021

Grant applicants, including the elderly and people with disabilities, were sprayed with water cannons while queueing to get help on Friday.

There have been long queues outside various South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices in Cape Town as some beneficiaries reapply for temporary disability grants that were suspended last month.
18 January 2021

Cape Town – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into reports that a person died due to a heart attack at one of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contact points.
12 January 2021

Last year, the City of Cape Town grappled with budget cuts from National Treasury and the many issues that came with Covid-19. This year, residents want the City of Cape Town’s agenda to prioritise adequate housing.

7 January 2021

Kenyans have been sharing various messages authored by a Twitter account dubbed Tracy Zille which contain controversial opinions about Africans in respect to other races as well as the Covid-19 vaccine.
29 December 2020  

The border experienced heavy traffic congestion and delays in the two weeks leading to the Christmas holidays.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is unacceptable that eight people lost their lives while waiting in the queue to access services at the Beitbridge Border Post, outside Musina in Limpopo.
24 December 2020

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni private religious school in Johannesburg was being in- _ vestigated by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for allegedly expelling a child for being "a suspected lesbian".
20 December 2020

The former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has apologised to the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) for the antisemitic comments he made in 2015.
15 December 2020

In an apology facilitated by the SA Human Rights Commission between the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and Dlamini, he said he should have known better.

 15 December 2020

DURBAN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is confident it has a strong case against the uMsunduzi Local Municipality in Pietermartizburg over the poor state of the New England Landfill Site.
14 December 2020

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has apologised for hurtful comments made about Jews. 'I hope that my apology will be accepted as sincere and honest,' he said.
11 December 2020

KWAZULU – NATAL - The Pietermaritzburg High Court is on Friday expected to hear an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the uMsunduzi Municipality over its New England landfill site.
25 November 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has condemned violence during a EFF protest in Brackenfell, Cape Town, last week, saying all protest action should be peaceful and not infringe on other people's rights.
4 December 2020

He said people in same-sex relationships were a “vulnerable group” that “had faced and continue to face deep-rooted discrimination and disadvantage in society”.
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