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12 December 2019

The Grahamstown High Court in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape has ruled in favour of the Centre for Child Law in the application to interdict the Eastern Cape Department of Education from excluding children without any documentation from public schools.
The Centre for Child Law filed the application after the Superintendent General of Education in the Province sent out a circular that budget, nutrition and post allocation to schools in the Province will be allocated based on the number of children with documents such as IDs, permits and passports.
10 December 2019

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates for 2019, around 18,7% of South Africans aged 15 to 49 years are HIV positive, with the total number of people living with HIV estimated at approximately 7,97 million. In view of the overwhelming evidence of the importance, impact on society, link to systemic disadvantage and historical discrimination on the grounds of positive HIV status, it is clear that stringent measures need to be taken to ensure that HIV positive people are able to maintain productive lives, remain gainfully and productively employed and that their basic human rights are at all times respected.
The provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating two local night clubs for alleged human rights violations.

10 December 2019

MBOMBELA – The residents surrounding the liquor establishment, Amakiti Bahati Night Club and Pool Hall, in Alie Van Bergen Street in White River, have reported the institution to the SAHRC.
09 December 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for a criminal probe into complaints against three municipalities in Mpumalanga that released untreated sewage into local water resources.
The commission on Monday said it had found that the Nkomazi, Lekwa and Govan Mbeki local municipalities failed to effectively address the challenge of sewage spills.
04 December 2019

SAHRC called on Gauteng MEC’s to explain the poor service delivery in the Ekangala and Kungwini regions in Tshwane on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) called on Gauteng MEC’s and the City of Tshwane on Wednesday 4 December 2019, to account for poor service delivery and gross underdevelopment in the Ekangala and Kungwini regions.
3 Dec 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Limpopo is investigating staff in the Limpopo premier’s office following allegations of religious discrimination…
The investigation will focus on alleged statements and actions by Nana Manamela – the deputy director general in charge of corporate management services in the office of the premier.
25 November 2019

Some of the foreign nationals who have been taking refuge in Cape Town’s Central United Methodist Church have started to accept relocation to other areas within South Africa under a scheme offered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
22 November 2019

The investigation was set up earlier this year following service delivery protests under the Alex Shut Down banner.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)'s inquiry into problems in Alexandra will continue on Friday morning with testimony from some key witnesses.
22 November 2019

Former Gauteng housing MEC and premier Nomvula Mokonyane has parried allegations that she might have anything to do with the controversial R1.3bn meant for the Alexandra Renewal Project. She denied that any money had been allocated to the project.
22 November 2019
 
Alexandra residents march to the Johannesburg regional offices in Sandton, 8 April 2019, to protest for service delivery in the township. However, Former Johannesburg city manager Professor Trevor Fowler admitted he could also not rule out that corruption did happen.
21 November 2019

The inquiry is probing what happened to the estimated R1.3bn allocated to improve the lives of Alexandra residents.

Former Cabinet minister Nomvula Mokonyane has described the controversial Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP), currently the subject of an inquiry, as a success.
19 November 2019

The committee called on all South Africans to engage on the issue of refugees with great care and a high spirit of ubuntu.

The chairperson of the portfolio committee on home affairs, Bongani Bongo, condemned “in the strongest terms” the acts of violence by refugees at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town and outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pretoria.
16 November 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has slammed the “violent” attack on religious leaders at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town.
16 November 2019

That's how Pastor Alan Storey described the scene at the Methodist Church in Cape Town after an Anglican archbishop and several others were injured in scuffles where hundreds of foreigners had sought shelter.
The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, was among a group of clergymen and human rights officials who were trying to address the foreigners, many of whom claim to be asylum-seekers.
14 November 2019

The Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Thursday it would open criminal cases against two people who failed to honour a subpoena in a case of land theft against them.
08 November 2019

The DA has called for the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to intervene in the plight of KwaZulu-Natal residents who face a water crisis.
8 November 2019

The DA has called for the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to intervene in the plight of KwaZulu-Natal residents who face a water crisis.

A letter penned by the party’s KZN co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) spokesperson, Mbali Ntuli, on Thursday raises the issue of non-delivery of water to residents in the province — and accuses the government of failure to address the crisis.
7 November 2019

The Department of Health in Gauteng says while it has made progress in restoring water to Hammanskraal, it is not yet ready for human consumption.
06 November 2019

Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg has made contact with police at the Douglasdale station in northern Johannesburg.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters told TimesLIVE: “Police can confirm that Ms Vicki Momberg on Wednesday November 6 2019, handed herself over to the investigators at Douglasdale SAPS after a brief consultation between the police and her legal representatives.”
1 November 2019

Johannesburg - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday said they do not believe that the actions of refugees -- who camped outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Cape Town and Pretoria -- were in the best interests of the refugees and their children who were exposed to numerous dangers by sleeping on the street.
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