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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

19 Apr 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission says the eviction of people living on farms and informal settlements is a matter of great concern.
19 April 2019

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it plans on being a mediator between disadvantaged communities and the relevant government departments on issues of service delivery.
19 April 2019
 
Inquiry follows spate of protests in township
 
Johannesburg City Manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni made submissions at an inquiry conducted by the South African Human Rights Commission on what services the City has provided to Alexandra. Photo: Zoë Postman.
19 April 2019


JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it plans on being a mediator between disadvantaged communities and the relevant government departments on issues of service delivery.The commission held its first day of an inquiry into service delivery in Alexandra on Thursday.
18 April 2019

Alexandra residents have been protesting over the mushrooming of illegal structures and lack of service delivery in the township.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will convene an inquiry on Thursday in an attempt to find a lasting solution to the issues faced by Alexandra residents, north of Johannesburg.
18 April 2019

The probe comes after residents went on rampage earlier this month blocking streets, calling for better services.
 
JOHANNESBURG – The South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Gauteng is hosting an inquiry into the recent violent protests in Alexandra township on Thursday.
18 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission is launching an inquiry into the recent protests in Alexandra.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission is launching an inquiry into the recent protests in Alexandra on Thursday.
18 April 2019

Faith Mazibuko has apologised for offensive comments she made at a meeting.
 
Gauteng MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Faith Mazibuko on Tuesday afternoon apologised for her rant" in front of colleagues, which was leaked to the public in an audio recording.
15 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has called Gauteng MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation Faith Mazibuko to appear before it on Tuesday to clarify comments she made in a "rant" that was leaked to the public in an audio recording.
The commission said it became aware, through various social media platforms, of the widely circulated recording of a meeting held by Mazibuko in which she lambasted senior managers for failing to deliver sports facilities known as "combi courts", purportedly to bolster support for the ANC ahead of the elections on May 8.
14 April 2019

The commission has called on political parties not to use the troubled area as an election campaign tool.
 
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the plight of residents in Alexandra should be addressed by the government.
The commission has called on political parties not to use the troubled area as an election campaign tool.
12 April 2019
 
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the Red Ants often violate people's rights when they carry out evictions.
The commission is investigating after two people died during violent clashes between shack dwellers and the Red Ants in Rustervaal, Vereeniging, earlier this week during an eviction operation.
11 April 2019

You can say no to corporal punishment
Have you been a victim of corporal punishment at Paarl Boys' High School?
If you have or if you have witnessed it, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) wants to hear from you as it probes recent claims at the request of the Western Cape Department of Education.

10 April 2019
 
The public protector and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Wednesday said they were to combine efforts in a bid to get to the bottom of service delivery complaints that have given rise to recent violent protests in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.
Alexandra residents have been protesting over poor service delivery since last week.
10 April 2019

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will today conduct a fact-finding mission at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine in Carletonville amid the four-and-a-half-month wage strike that has claimed nine lives.
The visit comes after employees and community members approached the commission to raise concerns that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) led strike could lead to another Marikana tragedy like that of mid-August 2012.

Fifteen thousand miners affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union downed tools at Sibanye's gold operations in November after rejecting the company's wage offer.
 
10 April 2019
 
JOHANNESBURG - The four-month-long strike at Sibanye-Stillwater mines has caught the attention of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
9 April 2019

Businesses along the Vaal River have been severely affected by the pollution and many have moved away from the area.
The strong smell of disinfect permeates Nnini Morosi’s neat, two-bedroom flat.
But beneath the air fresheners, sanitisers and bleach, the sickening stench of sewage still lingers.
8 April 2019

DURBAN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" about reports of burglary and vandalism at the Reuben Birin Special School for the Hearing Impaired in Port Elizabeth over the past week.
8 April 2019

With Monday marking exactly one month before South Africans go to the polls, one community in the province is again having to grapple with the same issue.
5 April 2019

Buang Jones says the situation at the Vaal River has not improved much since the military intervention.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it’s concerned about the slow progress of addressing the sewage crisis facing the Vaal District.
4 April 2019
 
Mental health centres are struggling to feed their patients because a large chunk of their budgets goes towards rent.
Three Free State NGOs that take care of vulnerable people have told OurHealth that as a result of these costs they are unable to give patients adequate meals.
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