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02 September 2022

The South African Council for Educators is investigating the death of a Grade 9 pupil who was allegedly mocked by a teacher last month over his sexual orientation.

Tiro Moalusi (15), who attended PJ Simelane Secondary, committed suicide after allegedly being called "Sisi-Bhuti" (sister-brother) in the classroom by the teacher.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa is worried about the deepening crisis at most municipalities, which are failing to deliver essential services, such as fixing roads or providing water and clinic services.

The president was delivering the keynote address at a local governance conference hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at a SA Human Right Commission conference on local government on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa is worried about the deepening crisis at most municipalities, which are failing to deliver essential services, such as fixing roads or providing water and clinic services.

The president was delivering the keynote address at a local governance conference hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg on Thursday.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered keynote address at the South African Human Rights Council National (SAHRC) Conference.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says malfeasance in many municipalities in the country is a threat to the constitutional order.
01 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the latest audit findings on the country's municipalities leave much to be desired.

He was speaking at the South African Human Rights Commission's local government summit in Sandton on Thursday.
1 September 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that local government failures are deepening the trust deficit between government and the public.
01 September 2022

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says malfeasance in municipalities is a threat to the constitutional order.

Ramaphosa was speaking at a South African Human Rights Commission conference on Local Governance, held in Sandton.
01 September 2022

Durban — President Cyril Ramaphosa lashed out at municipalities that outsource all work while municipal employees get paid for sitting and doing nothing.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities National Conference on Local Governance in Sandton on Thursday.
01 September

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the SA Human Rights Commission’s local governance conference on Thursday.
31 August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) are hosting a two-day National Conference on Local Governance.

Government ministers, municipalities, Chapter 9 institutions, civil society, community members, and other stakeholders are participating in the conference, which began on Wednesday morning.
30 Aug 2022

The Black Billboard Owners Alliance says a derogatory racial connotation still exists behind the image and portrayal of Black women in advertising.

The alliance's Savita Mbuli's been giving evidence at the South African Human Rights Commission inquiry into racism and discrimination in the advertising industry.
29 August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission will kick off the second leg of its investigation into allegations of racial discrimination in the local advertising industry on Monday.
29 August 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is investigating the death of PJ Simelane Secondary School pupil, Tiro Moalusi.

Moalusi committed suicide by ingesting rat poison following a homophobic slur by a student teacher on Tuesday, August 16. The 15-year-old was laid to rest in Soweto on Thursday, .
26 August 2022

Tiro Moalusi died last week after consuming rat poison. This after a teacher mocked him about his sexuality in front of the class.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances leading up to the death of a grade 9 pupil from PJ Simelane Secondary School.
24 August 2022

The SA Human Rights Commission is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy in Soweto after a student teacher allegedly mocked his sexuality.

Tiro Maolusi, who died by suicide, was a pupil at PJ Simelane Secondary School in Soweto.
21 August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the North West says it is investigating complaints relating to the lack of service delivery and exposure to an unhygienic conditions in the community of Kanana.
20 August 2022

The use of corporal punishment has far-reaching effects and can cause mental and physical harm to children as well as short- and long-term aggression and antisocial behaviour in pupils, even as they mature.

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said this on Friday in response to a news report earlier this week that Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi supported a “strong review” of the law that banned corporal punishment in schools.
18 August 2022

SAHRC Commissioner Chris Nissen believes that the recent drug bust of 662 kilogrammes of cocaine could be linked to gangs.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said that drugs were exacerbating gang violence in the Western Cape.
17 August 2022

The heated exchange between a black teacher and a coloured parent at a school in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, is a symbol of rising tensions in the community which the government failed to address three years ago.

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has accused the Gauteng government of  neglecting to implement its social cohesion recommendations made in 2019 to quell racial tensions in largely coloured communities.
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