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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

20 January 2020

The teenager drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday said it would be meeting Enock Mpianzi’s family on Monday to discuss the possibility of legally representing them in the wake of his tragic death.
9 January 2020

With three days after schools re-opened, hundreds of learners in the North West are still not placed in schools.
9 January 2020

Police have taken the deceased’s boyfriend in for questioning. However, no arrests have been made.

Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela (28), whose decomposing body was found in a rented room in Parkmore, Sekgakgapeng Village, outside Mokopane on Sunday.
7 January 2020

The commission particularly welcomed the health department’s undertaking to provide special training to staff in the treatment of elderly and vulnerable patients.
6 January 2010

Hundreds of refugee took refuge in the Central Methodist Mission Church off Green Market Square in October.

CAPE TOWN - The Human Rights Commission (HRC) and other entities will meet this week to resolve issues faced by refugees living in a church in Cape Town's city centre.
5 January 2020

The Gauteng Department of Health has reached an undisclosed settlement with Martha Marais' family after she was tied to a bench in the waiting area of Mamelodi Hospital last year, the MEC's office said on Sunday.
"Once more, I wish to extend our sincerest apologies to Ms Marais and her family for the trauma they have suffered," said MEC Bandile Masuku in a statement.
3 January 2020

Momberg was set free on Friday as part of the special remission of sentence announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Reconciliation Day.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said racism should be condemned at all costs, this despite the release of convicted racist Vicki Momberg.
2 January 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) had a busy 2019 in the equality court where it racked up victories against those who uttered hate speech — and there is more to come this year.
2 January 2020

SAHRC CEO Tseliso Thipanyane said that officials must not be allowed to do as they wish.

JOHANNESBURG - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said that South Africans should use the New Year to hold government to account more than before.
30 December 2019

Momberg was set free on Friday as part of the special remission of sentence announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Reconciliation Day.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said racism should be condemned at all costs, this despite the release of convicted racist Vicki Momberg.
23 December 2019

Refugees living at the Methodist church in Cape Town have been given a reprieve by the Cape Town Magistrates Court from a removal threat this week.
23 December 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will meet with officials from government and various other stakeholders to chart the way forward regarding the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into South African society.
22 December 2019

The refugees are facing an eviction threat after the City of Cape Town brought an urgent court application.
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is calling on the City of Cape Town to make emergency shelter available for refugees facing eviction from the central Methodist Mission Church.
14 December 2019

The man has filed a case of kidnapping, sexual abuse, theft and torture by police officers with the HRC and Ipid.

The SA Human Rights Commission and the Independent Police Investigative Department (Ipid) are investigating a case of police kidnapping, sexual abuse, theft and torture.
13 December 2019

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Cape Town has been ordered to halt all prosecutions of homeless people who allegedly break by-laws.
The Western Cape High Court also ordered the city to review its municipal legislation related to vagrancy and nuisances.
Seven homeless people asked the court for an interdict to stop the city from issuing fines and confiscating their belongings.
12 December 2019

The Grahamstown High Court in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape has ruled in favour of the Centre for Child Law in the application to interdict the Eastern Cape Department of Education from excluding children without any documentation from public schools.
The Centre for Child Law filed the application after the Superintendent General of Education in the Province sent out a circular that budget, nutrition and post allocation to schools in the Province will be allocated based on the number of children with documents such as IDs, permits and passports.
10 December 2019

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates for 2019, around 18,7% of South Africans aged 15 to 49 years are HIV positive, with the total number of people living with HIV estimated at approximately 7,97 million. In view of the overwhelming evidence of the importance, impact on society, link to systemic disadvantage and historical discrimination on the grounds of positive HIV status, it is clear that stringent measures need to be taken to ensure that HIV positive people are able to maintain productive lives, remain gainfully and productively employed and that their basic human rights are at all times respected.
The provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating two local night clubs for alleged human rights violations.

10 December 2019

MBOMBELA – The residents surrounding the liquor establishment, Amakiti Bahati Night Club and Pool Hall, in Alie Van Bergen Street in White River, have reported the institution to the SAHRC.
09 December 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for a criminal probe into complaints against three municipalities in Mpumalanga that released untreated sewage into local water resources.
The commission on Monday said it had found that the Nkomazi, Lekwa and Govan Mbeki local municipalities failed to effectively address the challenge of sewage spills.
04 December 2019

SAHRC called on Gauteng MEC’s to explain the poor service delivery in the Ekangala and Kungwini regions in Tshwane on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) called on Gauteng MEC’s and the City of Tshwane on Wednesday 4 December 2019, to account for poor service delivery and gross underdevelopment in the Ekangala and Kungwini regions.
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