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04 October 2019

In a statement released, the Commission also states that they will be approaching the Equality Court for “appropriate relief”

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) says it has on numerous occasions, urged political leaders to recognise and take responsibility for the power they wield through their words and say they are deeply concerned by recent alleged utterances attributed to Provincial Leader of the Freedom Front Plus, Marcelle Maritz, Polokwane Review reports.
03 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who alleged they were assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday he is disappointed in the rugby star.
"I was a fan of his," Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who were allegedly assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday that he is disappointed in the rugby star
“I was a fan of his,” Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has decided to take Limpopo FF Plus leader Marcelle Maritz to the Equality Court for allegedly using the k-word in an incident captured on video. Provincial SAHRC manager Victor Mavhidula said on Thursday that the use of the conduct, on a prima facie basis, amounted to hate speech and was deeply concerning.
03 October 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission announced on Wednesday, that it would institute legal proceedings against Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court, relating to allegations of an incident in Langebaan in August.  

02 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will lodge a complaint against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth at the Equality Court on Friday.
02 October 2019

South Africa's rights watchdog on Wednesday said it will take legal action against Springbok star lock Eben Etzebeth who faces allegations of assaulting and racially abusing a homeless man just before the World Cup.
02 October 2019

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth could be recalled from Rugby World Cup 2019 to face civil charges for alleged assault and racism if the South African Human Rights Commission has its way.
02 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it will “institute legal proceedings” against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court on Friday.
01 October 2019

This is despite a massive intervention programme involving the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
29 September 2019

Durban - The plight of the Singh family, whose calls to eThekwini Municipality about a sewage spill below their home in Sea Cow Lake have gone unanswered for more than a month, is being assessed by the SA Human Rights Commission.
27 September 2019

Tests done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have confirmed that groundwater at Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is unfit for human consumption and can make you sick.
27 September 2019

Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is not safe for human consumption and even contains faecal pollution, a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) study has found.
26 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission is giving the City of Tshwane until Friday to deliver clean drinking water to residents of Hammanskraal.
24 September 2019

We should be celebrating our diversity, but instead it has become what divides us.
So said the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday as the country celebrated Heritage Day.
24 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity to unite in their diversity, instead of using it to divide.
20 September 2019

The ruling comes in the same week AfriForum’s deputy CEO was found not guilty of contempt of court.

AfriForum was on Friday denied leave to appeal Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo’s ruling that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag amounts to hate speech.
17 September 2019

EFF President, Julius Malema's court cases continue to pile up with the latest from SAHRC on his Robert Mugabe quotes posted on twitter.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is taking the EFF leader Julius Malema to court over a series of quotes of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe he posted on his social media page.
17 September 2019

The EFF leader has caused outrage by sharing Mugabe quotes including: ‘The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.’

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Tuesday it planned to take action against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema for his “social media utterances” following founding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s passing.
17 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday condemned recent comments attributed to EFF leader Julius Malema — at least at first sight — as amounting to hate speech.
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