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Restoring Dignity

Mar 30, 2021

Johannesburg - A delegation from Redefine Properties, led by chief operations officer Leon Kok, met with Ndebele activist Thando Mahlangu at the Boulders Shopping Centre on Tuesday after a viral video incident at the mall.

30 March 2021

Durban - ACTIVIST, whistleblower and friend of the late former ANC Youth League secretary Sindiso Magaqa says state institutions tasked with bringing to book those responsible for his friend’s murder have failed to do so.
30 March 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is deeply saddened by the death of Prof Christof Heyns.

“Prof Heyns made an immense contribution in the advancement of human rights,” said the commission.
By Mark Heywood•

29 March 2021

The sudden death of Professor Christof Heyns on Sunday, 28 March, is a terrible loss to his family, academia, the global human rights movement and South Africa. Although Heyns’ name may be unfamiliar to people outside of the human rights movement, his contribution to South Africa, Africa and the world has been enormous.
March 29, 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is hoping for reconciliation between suspended Boulders Mall manager Jose Maponyane and Ndebele activist Thando Mahlangu.
Mar 28, 2021

The City's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) came under scrutiny at the Western Cape High Court when the ongoing counter-spoliation case resumed.

27 March 2021

Allegations of racial discrimination by the management of Ons Tuiste old-age home in Louis Trichardt have surfaced and are being investigated by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
Mar 26, 2021

Cape Town - The rights of evicted people and legitimate means to repel land invasions dominated the recommencing of an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the EFF against the City in the Western Cape High Court.
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.
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