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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

3 December 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be taking a man to the Equality Court in Tiyane, Limpopo, for alleged hate speech in a social media post about the Vatsonga people.
1 December 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday conducted a joint inspection of a wastewater and treatment plant in Hammanskraal in a bid to assess progress made in improving the quality of drinking water in the area.
25 November 2020

The organisation used the phrase on a poster about its unsanctioned demonstration following an Economic Freedom Fighter protest relating to a private matric party attended only by some white learners, parents and teachers.
23 November 2020

While South Africans were not an oppressed minority, they could still be victims of hate speech, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday.
20 November 2020

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday called for calm ahead of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned anti-racism protest outside Brackenfell High School on Friday.
13 November 2020

Local schools and the offices of the Dr James Moroka local municipality have been closed in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga, after residents embarked on a protest against the suspension of municipal manager Thami Kubheka.  
09 November 2020

Racial tensions in the Brackenfell community reached boiling point after the EFF protested against alleged racism at Brackenfell High School.

 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has condemned the violence that erupted outside Brackenfell High School, in the Western Cape, on Monday.
7 November 2020


The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday condemned what it described as the “cold-blooded murder” of environmental activist Fikile Ntshangase in October.
04 November 2020

Human rights commission has opposed the killing of Fikile Ntshangase, a vice-chairperson of a sub-committee of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation, who was against the expansion of coal mining.
4 November 2020

Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her home on Thursday night. Photo supplied

Fikile Ntshangase was part of a group lobbying for the protection of communities’ rights to a safe and clean environment, and opposed to the extension of Somkhele mine.
4 November 2020

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is concerned over the safety of human rights activists, particularly in mining communities.
23 October 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the Free State is engaging with multi-stakeholders, including farmers, the SAPS, and the community of Paul Roux, about tensions that erupted following the murder of Brendin Horner.
22 October 2020

Cabinet has sent condolences to the family and friends of Dr Vuyokazi Mahlati, who was the Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture.
20 October, 2020
 

SAHRC confirms probe into 'coloured' teacher who self-identified as 'African'

Is the official use of apartheid-era racial categories a human rights violation?

It’s a question the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is due to answer after the organisation confirmed it was looking into a race row involving a Western Cape teacher.
20 October 2020


Meanwhile, the situation in the shelters appeared to be dire. IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe said she visited both sites, and found no social distancing, wearing of masks and other measures to prevent Covid-19.
18 October 2020

The party lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against Economic Freedom Front leader Julius Malema and his party’s members, who were heard singing “shoot the boer” during demonstrations in Senekal on Friday.
16 October 2020

FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says it is time action is taken against Malema ‘in the interests of everyone in the country’.


The Freedom Front (FF) Plus has lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and party supporters for singing “Kill the Boer” in Senekal, Free State on Friday.
14 October 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded the late South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Priscilla Jana, a special category two provincial funeral.
13 October 2020

Durban - TRIBUTES have been pouring in for renowned human rights lawyer Priscilla Jana, who died on Saturday, aged 76.
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said the country “has lost a giant who sacrificed herself selflessly for us all to enjoy the fruits of the constitutional democracy that we enjoy today”.
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