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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

8 August 2018

Nurses uniforms may soon be replaced by less conventional outfits such as pyjamas and traditional regalia.
This was the warning issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) after six of the nine provincial health departments failed to pay nurses their uniform allowance.
7 August 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) would like to warn both government in many provinces and the public about the looming chaos in hospitals and clinics if many provinces continue to prolong the non-payment of Uniform Allowance to nurses, which should have been paid in April this year already.
06 August 2018

Sources at UCT claim the academic’s suicide was linked to the university’s alleged resistance to his efforts to transform his faculty
The death of University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Bongani Mayosi has again brought up a debate about transformation at universities.
On Thursday concerned academics and the Black Academic Caucus at UCT called for an inquiry into circumstances surrounding Mayosi’s suicide, stating that black academics, staff and students were marginalised.
05 August 2018

For the past week academic activities at the Limpopo-based university have been cancelled as students held protests. The protests were centered around the fact that students had not received their funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. (NSFAS)
UPDATE: Makumbi Khathutshelo, the secretary-general of the Student Representative Council (SRC) told The Daily Vox that most students had still not received their allowances and that only around 10-15% of students have received them. During a mass meeting held, students decided they would continue striking until the allowances had been paid out. These allowances include NSFAs, Funza Lushaka and other bursaries.
03 August 2018

Bo Kaap residents are expected to hold a public meeting on Monday after property development company Blok withdrew an interdict application that prevented activists and residents from going anywhere near its building site in Lion street, where a 12 storey apartment complex is being built.The community of the Bo-Kaap were interdicted from interfering with the work of a developer trying to demolish the St Monica’s Maternity Hospital earlier this year. Judge Robert Henney granted the interdict while Bo-Kaap residents represented themselves against the interdict sought by Blok developers.
1 August 2018

The #TotalShutDown marches have spilled over to neighbouring Lesotho and Namibia where women and non-gender conforming people are taking a stand against gender-based violence.
31 August 2018

Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating the actions of those police involved in a crime prevention operation in Hangberg on Thursday, as angry residents attacked police over alleged negligence, and sparked further rioting in the area.
31 Jul 2018

Protecting women and children is everyone’s responsibility.

Government condemns any form of violence against women and children. We must work together with police, prosecutors and courts to ensure that those who hurt and abuse others are arrested and convicted.

27 July 2018

Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday it stands with scores of women and non-gender conforming people expected to embark on a nationwide march next week against gender-based violence in South Africa.
26 July 2018

South Africa is regarded as the most unequal country in the world, according to a report released by the South African Human Rights Commission at the start of July.
26 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission on Wednesday did a site inspection of Bo-Kaap following complaints from residents about gentrification and over-development in the area.
The SAHRC is currently mediating between residents and property developers Blok.
The walk-about was led by SAHRC commissioner Dr Chris Nissen, and was essentially a tour of the historic significance of Bo-Kaap and how to preserve it.

July 25, 2018

The SAHRC investigation and findings followed several protests by the community about the state of water in Hammanskraal.
25 July 2018

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday conditions at the Elonwabeni Old Age Home in KwaZulu-Natal are so dire that it had reported the matter to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
16 July 2018

The health department is the latest to run into serious financial trouble.

The health department in Mpumalanga is the latest provincial health department to be hit with a massive financial crisis, impacting on its ability to fill vacant posts and causing it millions of rands worth of negligence claims, according to City Press.
16 July 2018

Personal Finance reports that the Credit Ombud, Nicky Lala-Mohan, says there is still widespread abuse of the garnishee order system to deduct debt repayments from employees. 
16 July 2018

The commission has invited the metro and the Gauteng department of water to explain the action taken regarding the allegations.
14 July 2018

Kate Wilkinson from Africa Check has refuted claims made by UK Mail online about the actual number of white South Africans living in poverty.
13 July 2018

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the increase in value-added tax (VAT) is a threat to the human rights of the poor and cannot be constitutionally justified.
13 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission says while income and equality marginally decrease by 0.1% for the past four years, the gap in wealth inequality continues to widen in the country.
13 July 2018

The South African Human Rights Commission's equality report says South Africa is the most unequal country in the world.

Ten percent of South Africa's population owns 90 percent of the country's wealth, while the wealthiest 10 percent earns seven times more than the bottom 40 percent. This is according to a report on equality released by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday, Business Day reported.
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