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24 August 2017

Durban - The SAHRC has been prevented from conducting oversight visits to KwaZulu-Natal hospitals since June, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
24 August 2017

Cape Town - The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) expressed shock on Thursday at a tweet by Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama claiming that the legacy of the holocaust was not all negative.
23 August 2017

A briefing by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) today in a meeting of the National Health Portfolio Committee, revealed that KZN Health MEC, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, blocked the SAHRC from conducting oversight visits during their probe.
21 August 2017

The likes of Jon Qwelane might try to claim their entitlement to bigotry based on the right to freedom of expression. However, seeking that protection – critical to an open society – is also subject to limitations. And in a court ruling last week, Jon Qwelane’s bigoted utterances against gays were declared to be hate speech. By MELANIE JUDGE.
21 August 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Monday it was assessing a complaint against African retail giant Shoprite following allegations of abuse and unlawful arrest of workers at a branch near Cape Town.
22 August 2017

The South African Medical Association says it's unfortunate the health minister does not think the KZN public health sector is in crisis.
​​​Lucy Kubyana had a problem.

24 July 2017

The farm worker from the Mohodi Molemole, in the Limpopo district of South Africa, had been unable to work. One morning, while riding the back of a trailer provided by her then employer for transport, the trailer detached from the tractor and crashed.  Kubyana was injured and had been unable to work since. She was also unsure what to do. 

21 August 2017

Two employees at George Campbell Technical High School, in Durban, are being suspended.
18 August 2017

Johannesburg - Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday.
18 August 2017

He said the biggest challenge is poor planning of human resources.

KwaZulu-Natal’s dysfunctional public health department can be blamed on a systematic breakdown of core functions, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday.
18 August 2017

Journalist Jon Qwelane will have to publicly apologise to the LGBTI community. This comes after he was found guilty of hate speech in the Johannesburg High Court.
18 August 2017

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday hailed the ruling in the high court in Johannesburg declaring a 2008 anti-gay newspaper column by former SA ambassador to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, as hate speech as a victory for the protection of the rights of members of the LGBTI community.
18 August 2017

The high court on Friday found the statements Qwelane made in his July 2008 column‚ titled "Call me names‚ but gay is not ok"‚ constitute hate speech.
18 August 2017

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has acknowledged that the crisis at health institutions in KwaZulu-Natal is caused by lack of leadership and poor management.
18 August 2017

Human Rights Commission welcomes ruling on former SA diplomat and homophobe Jon Qwelane
18 August 2017

In what has been hailed as a victory for the country’s LGBTI communities, the Johannesburg High Court today delivered a ruling declaring comments made by Jon Qwelane in a 2009 column in Sunday Sun as hate speech.
18 August 2017

Johannesburg – The hate speech verdict against Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Friday.
18 August 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission says freedom of speech must be balanced with the right to dignity.

Recently, newspapers carried an article about a 44-year old gender activist who was raped behind some bushes at night. Most readers likely skipped over it and turned to the sports pages. SA needs a concrete plan to stop gender violence

17 August 2017

Perhaps partly because of the familiarity of the scenario, or partly to protect the reader from yet another story about “bad and violent things” happening in South Africa.
17 August 2017

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will on Friday be meeting with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the oncology crisis in the province.
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