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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

19 June 2021

The miscommunication about the use of Afrikaans at the University of Stellenbosch during a welcoming at the beginning of the year got lost in translation and resulted in the university answering to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
19 June 2021

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has found the Umsunduzi municipality in violation of the Constitution for the poor management of the New England Road Landfill Site.

14 June 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) inquiry into the alleged prohibition of Afrikaans at Stellenbosch University (SU) is scheduled to reconvene on Monday, with Afrikaans interest groups expected to state their case

13 Jun 2021

Elinah Mahlangu, of the  impoverished Verena C village in Mpumalanga, situated along the R25 to Groblersdal, makes her second trip to the nearby dirty stream to fetch water.
11 June 2021

The principal of Hoërskool DF Malan, Sias Conradie, and the school governing body (SGB) have issued a public apology for its handling of an allegedly homophobic altercation between pupils at the Cape Town school.
10 June 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is launching an investigation into allegations of homophobia at a Cape Town school.
07 June 2021

PARENTS of about 300 children from Forest Village say their “worst nightmare” has come true as their children remain at home without a formal education.
5 June 2021

There was just one functioning public radiation oncology treatment facility for the whole of the South Gauteng region. Currently there is none.
04 June 2021

JOHANNESBURG -The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)n is expected to conduct a site inspection at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital after it was gutted by a fire in April.
04 June 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Gauteng has on Thursday launched its own investigation into allegations of racism at the Cornwall College in Centurion.
04 June 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said that it was not satisfied with the standards of cleanliness at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Auckland Park.
04 June 2021

Traders at one of Johannesburg’s oldest markets, Kwa Mai Mai, accuse the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) of mismanaging the market.
04 June 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SARHC) will be interviewing pupils from Cornwell Hill College and other stakeholders following accusations of racism at the school.

04 June 2021

Mediation, tool kits and open dialogue: that's the plan for the prestigious Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria, which has been accused of institutional racism.
03 June 2021

Water woes at Johannesburg's Helen Joseph Academic Hospital have been linked to at least one death, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Thursday.
Thursday 3 June 2021

PRETORIA - The South African Human Rights Commission is expected to meet with the management of Cornwall Hill College.
30 May 2021

Durban - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has taken the Msunduzi Municipality to court for its mismanagement of the New England Road landfill site.
25 May 2021

'Research evidence shows that corporal punishment has long-term negative effects on children

Gaps in the country’s basic education legislature make it difficult to implement sanctions in cases of misconduct by teachers against learners.
24 May 2021

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has admitted that it has “systemic gaps” that can allow teachers found guilty of serious misconduct and subsequently scrapped from its register to still practice their profession.
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