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30 July 2017

Friday was the deadline for the Department of Health to hand over an action plan to resolve the province’s oncology crisis, but any intervention will come too late for a nine-year-old boy who died while waiting for radiotherapy treatment.

Qalokusha Msweli died at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital from a cancerous tumour in his brainstem on Thursday morning. His mother, Thandi Khoza, said he was wheezing and coughing on Wednesday night. She was by his side as he let out a final cough, then took his last breath.
30 July 2017

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Sunday rejected the resignation of a St John’s College teacher found guilty at a disciplinary hearing of making racist comments, saying he should have been fired instead.
29 July 2017

The author of a “fake social media post” containing racist remarks that referred to black people as baboons, has apologised, short-term insurance company, MiWay said on Friday.

The social media post purported to show an email written by a MiWay staff member. After an independent forensic investigation into the incident, MiWay identified former client, Mondli Madlala, as the writer.
28 July 2017

Death Of 300 Cancer Patients: An attempt by the DA to lay charges of culpable homicide against provincial and national health department heads at the Point Police Station in Durban was thwarted by the police on Wednesday. The party had hoped to lay charges against both Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo for the deaths of 300 cancer patients in KwaZulu-Natal.
28 July 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is yet again investigating a hair policy at one of the schools in the Free State.
HOUGHTON –The staff member has resigned from all senior positions at the school but ‘mitigating circumstances’ did not warrant his dismissal.

July 28, 2017

Following a hearing, a staff member at St John’s College in Houghton has been found guilty of serious misconduct.
28 July 2017

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, called ANC members Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan representatives of “white monopoly capital fronts and anti-majoritarian rule”.

In an open letter written in his personal capacity, Edward Zuma slammed the dissenting former ministers of tourism and finance, who have called on the president to step down.  The letter attributed to President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has lashed out at former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. who earlier on Wednesday challenged South Africans to stand up to resist the capture of the state to prevent a “10 year slump”.
28 July 2017

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it will investigate President Jacob Zuma’s son for lashing out at former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and former Tourism minister Derek Hanekom in a vitriolic open letter. The Commission said it found Edward’s letter is offensive, disturbing and that it particularly promotes hatred on the basis of race and is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression as articulated in section 16 of the Constitution.
28 July 2017

The SA Human Rights Commission is contemplating taking action with regard to the contents of an open letter, authored by the President's son, that it feels violates the right to freedom of expression.
28 July 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is looking into a controversial letter from President Jacob Zuma's son Edward to former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. The open letter was published by Zuma earlier this year. In it, he accused Gordhan of being a white stooge. He also took a swipe at Hanekom.
28 July 2017

 In the letter, Edward Zuma takes a swipe at Gordhan, branding him a sellout along with former tourism minister Hanekom. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Friday said it was aware of an offensive open letter purported to have been authored by President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, and intended to take appropriate “action”.
28 July 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission says it will investigate President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Edward‚ for his open letter to former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and former tourism minister Derek Hanekom.
28 July 2017

OHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission is planning to act against President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward.

The younger Zuma's written a derogatory open letter to former ministers Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan, criticising their stance on white monopoly capital.
28 July 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission announced on Friday that it will take Edward Zuma to task over his open letter to former ministers Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom. The commission will now officially investigate Zuma’s son. 
27 July 2017

 The mother said the three girls were traumatised all over again after a rape case ordeal from a year ago.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has supplied the family whose three daughters were locked in a cage-like room at the Roodepoort Police Station with the forms needed to lay an official complaint with the commission, Roodepoort Record reports.
27 July 2017

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says racism is a societal issue that must be addressed by‚ among other measures‚ introducing stringent laws.

This comes after recent reports of racial incidents in Gauteng schools.
26 July 2017

In a Durban hospital‚ he lost his battle against colon cancer. He was 57 years old. His family – who said they would not get over the loss “even in a million years” – has spoken out for the first time and claims that his death could have been avoided or‚ at the very least‚ that his life could have been extended.
26 July 2017

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal says it has been unable to open a case of culpable homicide against the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and his provincial counterpart, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, for their alleged role in the deaths of more than 300 cancer patients in the province. Earlier, a report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) revealed that both departments had acted unlawfully and violated the rights of cancer patients due to a lack of treatment facilities.
26 July 2017

In light of the furore around Joey Rasdien’s controversial comments about Islam, and the reactions to them, Angelo C Louw reflects on the racism he has experienced as a coloured man in South Africa.
26 July 2017

A more than 365-year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa.

By Professor Quinton Jones

Among the vast array of discriminatory laws was the Land Act of 1913 that spatially segregated people through land dispossession. It amplified the vast canyon of inequality, further shattered the social fabric of communities and radically compromised economic development of the black majority.
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