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24 September 2019

We should be celebrating our diversity, but instead it has become what divides us.
So said the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday as the country celebrated Heritage Day.
24 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity to unite in their diversity, instead of using it to divide.
20 September 2019

The ruling comes in the same week AfriForum’s deputy CEO was found not guilty of contempt of court.

AfriForum was on Friday denied leave to appeal Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo’s ruling that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag amounts to hate speech.
17 September 2019

EFF President, Julius Malema's court cases continue to pile up with the latest from SAHRC on his Robert Mugabe quotes posted on twitter.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is taking the EFF leader Julius Malema to court over a series of quotes of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe he posted on his social media page.
17 September 2019

The EFF leader has caused outrage by sharing Mugabe quotes including: ‘The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.’

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Tuesday it planned to take action against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema for his “social media utterances” following founding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s passing.
17 September 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday condemned recent comments attributed to EFF leader Julius Malema — at least at first sight — as amounting to hate speech.
12 September 2019

This follows an internal investigation by the integrity unit in the Mpumalanga premier’s office.
09 September 2019

Irate Bloemfontein residents are reporting the troubled Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) to the Public Protector (PP) and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following reduced water supply by the Bloem Water Board.
06 September 2019

A life orientation teacher at a Johannesburg high school has been suspended following allegations of sexual harassment and grooming.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school on Friday after he was tagged in a video posted on Twitter showing a former learner carrying a placard that read: "Your daughter is not safe. The principal is protecting the predator."
04 September 2019

The Limpopo branch of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation after customers complained they had been sold expired medication at a Clicks Pharmacy.
The Commission's provincial manager Victor Mavhidula paid a surprise visit to the store in Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou last week where he found flu medicine that had passed its sell-by date.
02 September 2019

PORT ELIZABETH, September 2 (ANA) - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said in a statement on Monday that it was deeply concerned by violence, looting, arson and vandalism plaguing much of Johannesburg; in areas such as Jeppestown, Malvern, Tembisa and surrounding areas.
31  August 2019

Community representatives voiced their dissatisfaction with numerous housing issues and became even more frustrated when not everyone got a chance to pose questions to Simmers at the backyarders summit.
30 August 2019

The k-word offender says he’s very ashamed of himself.

The South African Human Rights Commission has reached a settlement with businessman Adam Catzavelos in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court of R150,000.
He will pay it off over 30 months.
Catzavelos, who self-recorded a video in which he made racist remarks, has agreed to pay damages in the amount of R150,000 which will be paid to a charity that promotes social cohesion, non-racialism, social injustice and reconciliation in Soweto named the Seth Mazibuko Legacy Foundation.
30 August 2019

The NPA has stressed that the businessman will still face a criminal charge in October.

The South African Human Rights Commission reached a settlement of R150,000 with businessman Adam Catzavelos in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, which he is expected to pay over 30 months.
30 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will first assess all the evidence it has before deciding whether to proceed with an investigation into allegations that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth had racially abused a man at a pub in Langebaan over the weekend.
29 August 2019

Cape Town - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is hosting its backyarders summit at the Castle of Good Hope on Thursday, with a number of people turning up for the event.
The summit comes after fed-up residents from areas around the Mother City took to the streets to protest over their living conditions.
29 August 2019

Businessman Adam Catzavelos on Thursday reached a settlement with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) over his racist comments at a Greek beach.
Catzevelos appeared at the Randburg Magistrates Court and will pay a R150,000 fine to the Seth Mazibuko legacy foundation and apologise publicly.

I Adam Catzavelos acknowledge and admit that I, on the 12th day of August 2018, made a selfie video of myself whilst on a beach on holiday in Greece where I made a racial slur, using the “k” word with reference to black South Africans in general.
22 August 2019

The Equality Court in Johannesburg has ruled that gratuitous displays of the old South African flag constitute hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment. The ruling is a victory for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which brought the application. But, suggested Judge Phineas Mojapelo, it should also be seen as a victory for the dream of a non-racial, united South Africa.
22 August 2019

Cape Town – The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has challenged the eviction of 300 people from the Klein Akker farm in Kraaifontein, charging that a failure by the City to provide appropriate alternative accommodation to families, as well as the way in which the eviction was carried out by the property owner, amounted to a violation of various human rights.
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