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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

07 August 2019

The state of the North West education system will get under scrutiny when the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) releases a report on the lack of safety and security in schools for children with special needs.
07 August 2019

Earlier today, the school released a statement after the incident caused outrage on social media, saying the pose was actually a ‘Roman salute’.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will conduct a preliminary investigation into Somerset West Private School after a photo emerged of three matric pupils allegedly making “Nazi salutes”.
07 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says water in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption.
"Independent sample analysis done by the CSIR confirms this. Some of the drinking water determinants . . .  can cause chronic health conditions to the residents," said SAHRC attorney Buang Jones.
The water sampling was conducted on June 20 2019 at the Temba Water Treatment Works, Kekana Primary School, Refentse Clinic and Hammanskraal Secondary School.
06 August 2019

A magistrate who was meant to preside over Adam Catzavelos's hate speech case in the Equality Court recused himself yesterday, citing a conflict of interest. Magistrate Naren Sewnarain once worked with Catzavelos's lawyer, Lawley Shein.
05 August 2019

Johannesburg - It's back to court for Johannesburg businessman Adam Catzavelos whose racist utterance on a Greek beach continues to haunt him.
05 August 2019

The businessman recorded himself remarking how happy he was about the absence of black people, using the K-word in the recording.

JOHANNESBURG - Adam Catzavelos is due back at the Equality Court on Monday on charges of hate speech and discrimination for racist comments he made in 2018 on a Greek beach.
02 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has condemned the attack on law enforcement officials in the Johannesburg CBD on Thursday.
Johannesburg metro officers and the police were responding to a protest in Rahima Moosa Street when they came under attack.
Police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said shop owners in the CBD had embarked on a violent protest when the police wanted to confiscate alleged fake goods they were selling.
SAHRC condemns attacks on law enforcement officials - YouTube
02 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has come out and condemned Thursday's attacks on law enforcement officials in the Johannesburg CBD. The commission says law enforcement officials have a duty to ensure law and order in our communities.

31 July 2019

GDE is facing challenges when it comes to accommodating foreign learners.

The MEC for Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, appeared before the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Alexandra on Wednesday, 24 July.
31 July 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking into a video that has surfaced of a woman being forced to eat dog faeces in Elsies River, Cape Town.
29 July 2019

The office of the Auditor-General was unable to confirm on Friday to a South African Human Rights Commission hearing if it had found instances of corruption in the embattled Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).
Earlier this year, the SAHRC and the Office of the Public Protector launched an investigations into what had happened to the ARP funds, following protests in the township earlier this year.
29 July 2019

Alex inquiry reminds Jones of days he used bucket toilet.

Buang Jones the Gauteng provincial manager of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), has recently been cast into the spotlight in his quest to restore the dignity of poor black people.
29 July 2019

A routine SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) inspection of Messina Hospital has exposed some shocking conditions - including dirty areas and rotten food - and the CEO has conceded there are not enough staff to clean and manage it.
SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola visited the hospital in Musina, Limpopo, on Monday and found that it was more "dilapidated and dirty" than expected.
27 July 2019

Inquiry chairperson Buang Jones said after the conclusion of the public hearings they will now invite implicated individuals to a closed-door session.
27 July 2019

Scathing submissions by staff in the Auditor-General’s office revealed that the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP) had poor record-keeping, which severely compromised its audit. For example, the original ARP business plan, for which the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements was responsible, is untraceable.
27 July 2019

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission investigating problems in Alexandra has expressed disappointment over what it calls the conduct of Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile.
26 July 2019

Tale of confusion revealed at HRC inquiry.

Six houses in Alexandra which were intended for Gauteng Department of Social Development facilities have been standing vacant for at least two years.
26 June 2019

The commission visited the hospital on Tuesday for a site inspection following complaints of ill-treatment of patients by the hospital management.
17 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has successfully mediated in meetings between residents of Plettenberg Bay,  municipal officials and the local business chamber.
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