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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

26 March 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating allegations that Afrikaans has been “banned” in parts of Stellenbosch University.

25 March 2021

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says water pollution and the state of infrastructure in Emfuleni municipality and the Vaal River are getting worse.
24 March 2021

The government has relied on coercion in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic instead of community engagement, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

23 March 2021

According to the commission, complaints of human rights violations have seen an uptick of 13% over the past year.
23 March 2021

The State of Human Rights Report launched by the Gauteng office of the South African Human Rights Commission shows poor implementation plans for informal settlement projects in the Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane metros.

Mar 23, 2021

Cape Town - A DA councillor in George is in hot water for telling an opposition political party member “bobianisme suits jou (you)” on social media.
23 March 2021

Twenty-five percent of households in Gauteng informal settlements earmarked to be upgraded in 2019/20 were not upgraded.

That’s according to the 2020-2021 State of Human Rights Report released by the Gauteng office of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday.
22 March 2021

Review spoke to Victor Mavhidula, Provincial Manager of the South African Human Rights Commission explains how and when you should report a human rights violation.

22 March 2021

The conduct of police is once again in sharp focus after Mthokozisi Ntumba was killed in Braamfontein earlier this month when police fired rubber bullets at a group of protesting students.

22 March 2021

Human Rights Commission CEO Tseliso Thipinyane says the government has not done enough to tackle structural inequalities.
21 March 2021

Educational institutions were forced to operate on a virtual basis which in some cases was not possible due to a lack of resources, especially in rural areas.
19 March 2021

A general view of displaced people leaving Strandfontein shelter on April 30, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Is it reported that Strandfontein camp for homeless people erected by the City of Cape Town will be closed down. (Photo: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach) Less
This week, Judge Siraj Desai made a costs order against the City of Cape Town in its case against the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and 10 monitors. The commission and monitors feel that justice has prevailed. The city, meanwhile, has responded that it is considering its options.
18 March 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) continues to receive complaints relating to equality, just administrative action and economic social rights violations, 27 years after the country achieved its democracy.

17 March 2021

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully
March 16, 2021

Acting public protector advocate Kholeka Gcaleka and the South African Human Rights Commission will to meet with Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande on Tuesday evening.
11 March 2021

This means Unisa may now admit the same number of students as it did last year.

The High Court in Pretoria has reviewed and set aside Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s instruction to the University of South Africa (Unisa) to reduce the intake of first-year students by 20 000.
March 11, 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed a decision by the courts to set aside a decision by the Minister of Higher Education, Balde Nzimade, to reduce the student intake numbers at the Univesity of South Africa (Unisa).

10 March 2021

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has condemned the shooting of two student journalists from Wits University.
09 March 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is “deeply concerned” over violent attacks on foreign vendors in Durban that left several people injured and traumatised over the past two days.
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