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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

09 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over the looting of copper piping worth R30m at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johanndesburg.
05 July 2021

Cape Town - While HTS Drostdy school has made an about-turn on their decision to expel three coloured pupils from the hostel, it remains unclear whether their sponsorships will be reinstated.
01 July 2021

The South African Human rights Commission hosted a virtual meeting on June 24 with stakeholders from Zandspruit regarding the mob justice attack in the community some weeks ago. Community members brought up their frustrations about living in Zandspruit, and being disregarded by the police and their response to criminal activity.

29 June 2021

The chairperson of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Professor Bongani Majola, says there is a need for significant amendments in higher education funding models.
26 June 2021

A non-profit organisation (NPO) by the name of Vumbanani for Peace Building (VFP) has teamed up with communities around Elim in an effort to seek help from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Public Protector (PP) regarding the Vhembe District Municipality’s delay in providing water to the villages.
25 June 2021


JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday said it had noted a prevalence of mob attacks incidents across Gauteng townships.
25 June 2021

I’m no longer a racist.

These were the words of former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture commission on Thursday night as he was involved in often terse exchanges with Reg Willis, who was cross-examining him on behalf of his client, Kevin Wakeford.
22 June 2021

On Tuesday, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) held its second national conference on racism, titled “Towards social cohesion, non-racialism and the eradication of racial polarisation and tension”. The first conference took place in 2000.
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.
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