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17 September 2020
 
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will on Wednesday conduct a site inspection at Mayibuye Primary School in Tembisa after the school was built on an unsuitable site.
16 September 2020

The SAHRC says its assessment of the Mayibuye Primary School in Midrand shows no proof it is built on a wetland.
It says the running sewage from outside the school that is spilling inside its premises needs to be sorted out urgently.
Foul odours are emanating from the area where the school is built due to the sewage.
14 September 2020

Cape Town - As the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to convene an inquiry into the advertising industry and its adherence to human rights, Unilever says it was “shocked to discover” the material they had supplied to Clicks.
The London-based multinational consumer goods company said it was also reviewing all its marketing campaigns and images in South Africa.
11 September 2020
 
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) announced on Friday that it will launch an inquiry into the advertising industry relating to racism.
This comes after a TRESemmé advert on Clicks’ website depicted natural black hair as “dry and damaged”, which drew widespread criticism and inspired nationwide protests by the EFF.
08 September 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission wants to meet Clicks officials to get a better understanding into the health and beauty retailer's publication of an advertisement on its website that appeared to demean African hair.
The advertisement, which ran on its website last week, showed a black woman’s hair and described it as being “dry, damaged, frizzy and dull” against that of a white woman's hair, which is described as “colour-treated, fine, flat and normal”. The advert caused huge outrage with the EFF on Monday taking action against Clicks by shutting down several of its branches across the country.
5 September 2020

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) welcomed the release of Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin'ono from detention.
However, the commission says it remains deeply concerned at reports of human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
The commission said in a statement it supports calls by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission to highlight the importance of respecting freedom from torture and inhumane and degrading treatment.
04 September 2020

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the release of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono from detention in Zimbabwe.
04 September 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is deeply concerned about reports of human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
The commission said on Friday that though it welcomed the release of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono from detention, it remained apprehensive.
29 August 2020

SAHRC commissioner Chris Nissen said they had sufficient evidence of hate speech and that the matter would be referred to the Equality Court.
 
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has traced the individual responsible for a controversial Twitter account under the name of 'Tracy Zille'.
28 August 2020

The Legal Resource Centre (LRC) says the City of Cape Town has displayed a history of being anti-poor and racist.
The LRC represented the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the court battle over lockdown evictions.
26 August 2020

Khayelitsha residents rebuild their homes after the high court ruled they can remain on city land until their case is heard in full after the lockdown. The court on Tuesday granted an interim relief stating that the city must have a court order to evict anyone or demolish a home.
24 August 2020  
 
The SAHRC has asked the court to interdict the City of Cape Town from demolishing structures without court oversight during the National State of Disaster.
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) took the City of Cape Town to court last week following a series of contentious demolitions and evictions during the lockdown.
By Bulelwa Payi  Aug 22, 2020

JUDGES hearing an application for an interdict against the City following the recent eviction and demolition of homes have their “work cut out”.
Western Cape High Court Judge Yasmin Meer and Judge Rosheni Allie heard two days of arguments in the application for an urgent interdict lodged by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Bulelani Qolani and others.
22 August 2020

The applicants are asking the court to interdict the City from demolishing structures without court oversight for the duration of the national state of disaster.
22 August 2020

Friday saw the second day of hearings in the matter between the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and others versus the City of Cape Town and the SA Police Service, with the EFF as intervening applicants.
16 August 2020
 
The South African Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the water and sanitation services provided to Cradock, Middelburg and Komani in the Eastern Cape after an initial investigation found that it constituted a ‘prima facie violation’ of residents’ human rights. The investigation is the latest twist in two decades of desperate efforts by residents to stop the collapse of services in the three towns.
07 August 2020

Residents had been demonstrating since last Friday to raise concerns over a lack of housing and service delivery.
 
CAPE TOWN – Access to roads in St Helena Bay on Thursday was reopened following days of violent protests. But, authorities urged motorists to still remain vigilant.

01 August 2020
 
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is expected to meet on Friday with the Competition Commission to probe potential price gouging relating to essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 July 2020

The commission conducted a site inspection of the facility on Wednesday to assess its state of readiness ahead of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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