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11 July 2019

Businessman Adam Catzavelos faced three separate matters relating to his racist remarks including in the Equality Court and in Greece.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Wednesday Adam Catzavelos indicated his intentions to settle his hate speech case out of court.
11 July 2019

Adam Catzavelos's crimen injuria case was briefly heard in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where it was postponed to August.
08 July 2019

Imran Keeka says the party extends its sincere condolences to the Ebrahim family.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday welcomed the announcement of an investigation by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) into the RK Khan Hospital after a patient was found with maggots in his mouth.
08 July 2019

AfriForum has lodged a complaint of hate speech against SA ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela for tweets the organisation believes “bore witness to a hate-bearing attitude”.
08 July 2019

Elina Maseko, aged 45, was already in labour when she was allegedly told to go to a hospital because she had a high-risk pregnancy.
08 July 2019

The commission received hundreds of complaints from people living on the streets regarding their treatment at the hands of municipal officials.
08 July 2019

On Monday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal welcomed the announcement of an investigation by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) into the RK Khan Hospital after a patient was found with maggots in his mouth
On Tuesday last week, 52-year-old Sadick Ebrahim was found with maggots in his mouth, before his death.
08 July 2019

Elina Maseko has no words for the nurses who allegedly refused her care, leading to her giving birth to her baby at the gates of Stanza Bopape Clinic in Mamelodi, Tshwane, on Sunday last week.
08 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the history of Zindzi Mandela and her family needs to be taken into account during any investigation into her tweets on land reform.
08 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says no action has been taken against officials who allegedly turned away a heavily pregnant woman who ended up giving birth outside a clinic in Pretoria.
07 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has played a leading role in helping to quell the protests at Plettenberg Bay which saw the N2 though the town closed for several days this week.
The Bitou Municipality said that the N2 had been reopened to traffic on Saturday after an official from the SAHRC helped broker an agreement with residents of Qolweni, who took to the streets on Tuesday morning.
4 July 2019
 
Three of the country’s giant medical health companies have denied profiling black, Indian and coloured healthcare professionals according to their race.
 
 
SAHRC looking into claims of racial profiling by medical aid schemes

04 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking into claims that medical aid schemes are discriminating against black medical professionals.

3 July 2019

A legal fight is underway, spearheaded by the Centre for Child Law, which seeks to secure the right of undocumented learners to access to basic education.
3 July 2019

A furore has erupted over the city council’s implementation of a by-law that leads to homeless people being fined for sleeping on pavements or erecting illegal structures, with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) saying they are launching an investigation.
3 July 2019

The Gauteng health department has launched an inquiry after a heavily pregnant woman said she was turned away at a clinic in Pretoria and had to give birth at the gates of the facility.

3 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been allowed to join as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case fighting for the rights of undocumented pupils to receive a basic education.
3 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) has been allowed to join a matter before the Grahamstown High Court in which the applicants are taking the Minister of Basic Education to court to ensure the right to education for undocumented learners.
In a statement, the SAHRC said it had on Tuesday been allowed to join as an amicus curiae in the matter of Centre for Child Law and 25 others v Minister of Basic Education and 4 others.
2 July 2019

The Red Ants’ services have been suspended by the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSiRA).
Their services were suspended pending investigation into their conduct.
02 July 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission will on Tuesday ask to be admitted as a friend of the court in a groundbreaking case concerning the right of undocumented learners to have access to basic education.
The application, in the case launched by the Centre for Chid Law against the minister of basic education in 2017, will be heard in the Grahamstown High Court.
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