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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

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.

24 May 2021


The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has accused the Department of Basic Education of failing to address the problem of bullying at schools in Limpopo.

24 May 2021

he Limpopo department of social development has come under fire from the South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) for what the commission said was the department’s failure to provide support to Mbilwi Secondary School following a bullying incident that led to the death of a learner.
23 May 2021

During its three-day hearing in the province this week, the commission heard how incidents of bullying, assault, and heavy-handed educators were often swept under the carpet by teachers or other authorities.
19 May 2021

'Only those who are bold enough to implement policy are the ones who come forward and report': SA Principals' Association's Mashudu Ramulumo
19 May 2021

An international children’s organisation has told the South African Human Rights Commission that teachers in Limpopo who have long been in the profession use corporal punishment because that is the only form of discipline they know.
18 May 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The Human Rights Commission says bullying is rife in Limpopo and strong action needs to be taken against perpetrators.
18 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission in Limpopo heard on Tuesday that primary school learners in some schools are sexually assaulted by male teachers. This emerged on the first day of the commission’s hearings into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relations between educators and learners in Limpopo.
17 May 2021

A 50-year-old teacher from Mbilwi Secondary School in Thohoyondou, in Limpopo, was in the dock for allegedly raping a 17-year-old pupil on multiple occasions.
17 May 2021

THE SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be conducting a hearing into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relations between educators and pupils in Limpopo province.
16 May 2021

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya, has urged other victims of abuse to break the silence.

He was reacting to the arrest of a 50-year-old Mbilwi Secondary School educator who is accused of repeatedly raping a learner in 2018.

The man will appear before the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday for three counts of rape.

15 May 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the arrest of a 50-year-old teacher at Mbilwi Secondary in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
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