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Transforming Society

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Restoring Dignity

17 October 2019

Health professionals working in various public hospitals in the province might find themselves in hot water if it is found that they deprived patients their rights to basic health services.
This after the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Deputy Minister for Health Lindy Wilson and the party provincial Spokesperson on Health, Risham Maharaj filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Department of Health on Monday.
14 October 2019

The current status of Free State institutions accommodating the elderly and disabled members of society will come under scrutiny during a visit by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) this week.
14 October 2019

Pretoria - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) continues to put pressure on stakeholders to rehabilitate the Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant, which supplies Hammanskraal and surrounding areas.
According to the SAHRC, water coming from the facility was not as clean and should not be used for domestic purposes.
08 October 2019

The commission investigated allegations of racism at Tulip Combined School.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has determined that a racist incident at Tulip Combined School in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, involved an employee of the school and not students as originally thought.
08 October 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will take up the case of a traffic officer who was allegedly racially abused by a woman in Cape Town at the weekend.
04 October 2019

‘I think the remarks that he got away with murder in the past are inappropriate,’ Western Cape SAHRC commissioner Andre Gaum said.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Friday it had received further allegations about Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and his relatives, but maintained a position that he was innocent until proven guilty.
04 October 2019

In a statement released, the Commission also states that they will be approaching the Equality Court for “appropriate relief”

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) says it has on numerous occasions, urged political leaders to recognise and take responsibility for the power they wield through their words and say they are deeply concerned by recent alleged utterances attributed to Provincial Leader of the Freedom Front Plus, Marcelle Maritz, Polokwane Review reports.
03 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who alleged they were assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday he is disappointed in the rugby star.
"I was a fan of his," Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

Enver Wilsnach, one of two people who were allegedly assaulted and racially abused by Springbok Eben Etzebeth, told News24 on Thursday that he is disappointed in the rugby star
“I was a fan of his,” Wilsnach said ahead of a community meeting in Langebaan hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
04 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has decided to take Limpopo FF Plus leader Marcelle Maritz to the Equality Court for allegedly using the k-word in an incident captured on video. Provincial SAHRC manager Victor Mavhidula said on Thursday that the use of the conduct, on a prima facie basis, amounted to hate speech and was deeply concerning.
03 October 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission announced on Wednesday, that it would institute legal proceedings against Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court, relating to allegations of an incident in Langebaan in August.  

02 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will lodge a complaint against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth at the Equality Court on Friday.
02 October 2019

South Africa's rights watchdog on Wednesday said it will take legal action against Springbok star lock Eben Etzebeth who faces allegations of assaulting and racially abusing a homeless man just before the World Cup.
02 October 2019

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth could be recalled from Rugby World Cup 2019 to face civil charges for alleged assault and racism if the South African Human Rights Commission has its way.
02 October 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it will “institute legal proceedings” against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court on Friday.
01 October 2019

This is despite a massive intervention programme involving the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
29 September 2019

Durban - The plight of the Singh family, whose calls to eThekwini Municipality about a sewage spill below their home in Sea Cow Lake have gone unanswered for more than a month, is being assessed by the SA Human Rights Commission.
27 September 2019

Tests done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have confirmed that groundwater at Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is unfit for human consumption and can make you sick.
27 September 2019

Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is not safe for human consumption and even contains faecal pollution, a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) study has found.
26 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission is giving the City of Tshwane until Friday to deliver clean drinking water to residents of Hammanskraal.
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