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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

24 August 2021

While residents in Limpopo live in a nightmare of overflowing sewage and no running water, ANC councillors have been accused of being too busy bickering instead of attending to infrastructure issues plaguing Mahwelereng.

24 August 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said it was relieved that calls for a national shutdown on Monday were not heeded.

The commission said it was encouraged by law enforcement agencies' pro-active response. Various agencies collaborated to ensure that there were measures in place to prevent any unrest similar to the riots and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July, which claimed more than 300 lives.
18 August 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says social cohesion initiatives have so far yielded positive results at Phoenix, Bambayi and surrounding areas in the north of Durban following last month’s violent unrest.

17 August 2021

There is a collapse of local government in the North West, according to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

This as the state of North West municipalities is a major cause of concern.
13 August 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) slammed a video warning foreign nationals not to open new spaza shops in Soweto.

This was after a video by a man in camouflage who identifies himself as Nhlanhla Lux from the "Soweto Parliament", issues a warning to foreign nationals in the spaza shop business.
13 August 2021

PRETORIA– The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has written to beleaguered South African soccer boss, Danny Jordaan, requesting him to participate in a mediatory process following allegations of rape against him reported by former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson.
12 August 2021

The SAHRC has received queries from staff mostly in the corporate sector asking whether their employer has the right to let them go if they refuse to get the COVID inoculation.
10 August 2021

On this day 65 years ago more than 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest the unjust the pass laws.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said the Constitution’s promise of dignity and equality for all remains an aspiration for women in this country.
07 August 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will launch an investigation into the violence that swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July.
7 August 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to launch a National Investigative hearing into the July civil unrest.
04 August 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission will be instituting hearings into the recent unrest that swept through KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, with proceedings expected to commence within the next three weeks.
03 Aug 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking into more than 30 complaints from employees claiming to have been threatened with dismissal over their vaccine hesitancy.
01 August 2021

Qwelane penned an article in the Sunday Sun newspaper in 2008 titled: 'Call Me Names – But Gay Is Not Ok'.

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that an article by journalist Jon Qwelane was tantamount to hate speech and that a provision in Constitution with the word hurtful needed to be adjusted.
27 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is calling on Cornwall Hill College management, board of directors, current and former pupils, staff and other interested parties to make written submissions as it investigates claims of racism and a lack of diversity at the school.
23 July 2021

On Friday, 23 July the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hosted a dialogue with various organisations focusing on the civil unrest and looting which took place in certain parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week.
23 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission says racial tensions in Phoenix highlights the urgent work that still needs to be done to address social cohesion.
23 July 2021

The recent mayhem that left many dead and malls and shops looted, causing potential job losses, should be blamed on the lack of leadership in the country.
21 July 2021

With schools set to reopen next week, concerns have been raised that the aftermath of last week’s civil unrest will lead to further learning losses and school drop-outs.
20 July 2021

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to host dialogue and stakeholder engagements following the widespread violence and looting in parts of South Africa last week.
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