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18 March, 2020

The IFP has today written to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to accordingly request that two individual matters be investigated and that appropriate action/sanction can be taken by the SAHRC.
12 march 2020

Five trucks were torched on Monday night and most roads leading into Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal were blocked by protesters. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng (ANA)
Commission hears evidence on steps taken to stop attacks on foreign truck drivers
12 March 2020
 
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) investigation into violence in the road freight industry was yesterday told that many foreign truck drivers who were attacked failed to report the cases to the police.
10 March 2020
 
By Ntwaagae Seleka

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg has heard how foreign nationals employed as long-distance truck drivers were identified before being attacked during violent protests.
4 March 2020

Workshop on Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for National Human Rights Institutions
The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission or the SAHRC) with assistance from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will be hosting a workshop on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for National Human Rights Institutions
4 March 2020

The lack of infrastructure development and high vacancy rates at a number of healthcare facilities in the Free State are amongst some of the key issues that needs to be addressed.
3 March 2020

Megan Watling and Sasha-Lee Heekes were told that the Beloftebos Wedding Venue would not host their special day in April 2021, because of their sexual orientation.
2 March 2020

An NPA state advocate has told the SAHRC investigation that in some instances foreign truck drivers are too scared to approach the police when they are attacked because their status as foreign nationals will be uncovered.
2 March 2020

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) believes its case against the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue is important enough to be heard by a full bench in the Western Cape High Court, where it launched a court application on Monday.
"This is obviously a case that will not only be applicable to wedding venues," commissioner André Gaum said.
2 March 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC) has congratulated Team South Africa (SA) for winning the Fifth International School Moot Court Competition in Poland on 31 January. In a statement released by the SAHRC, the SAHRC stated that at the beginning of 2019, it became the lead institution in presenting the National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC) with its main partners being the Department of Basic Education, as well as the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, providing opportunity to grade ten and 11 learners to participate in the NSMCC.
2 March 2020

The SAHRC will ask the court to declare that Beloftebos and its owners are ‘in breach of their obligation not to discriminate unfairly’, among others.

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) believes its case against the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue is important enough to be heard by a full bench in the Western Cape High Court, where it launched a court application on Monday.
2 March 2020

The  is over the next two days inspecting various health facilities in the FS, amidst murmurs South Africans to be repatriated from China will be quarantined in the province.
01 March 2020

The EFF left the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday disappointed after racist Adam Catzavelos was slapped with a R50 000 fine or two years in jail, wholly suspended for five years on condition that he doesn’t commit a similar offence.
1 March 2020

Human Rights Month is celebrated in March focusing especially on Human Rights Day (21 March) in South Africa. Usually a public holiday, this year it’s on a Saturday, which means we don’t have a holiday. However, the upside to it is that we can still celebrate the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) throughout the month.
28 February 2020

Johannesburg - Convicted racist Adam Catzavelos has been slapped with a R50 000 fine or two years prison term for his use of the K-word while referring to black people.
Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe handed down the sentence on Friday at the Randburg Magistrate's Court and said it was wholly suspended for five years.
28 February 2020

Magistrate Hleziphi Mkhasibe handed down the sentence on Friday at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court and said it was wholly suspended for five years.
22 February 2020

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the fact that over 1 million people are without water is a ‘gross violation of human rights’
20 February 2020

Following week-long oversight visits conducted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to various water projects across the province the team, led by Chairperson Shafie Ameermia, expressed concern that water infrastructure that cost taxpayers billions of Rands were not functioning to the benefit of residents.
20 February 2020

The Basic Education Portfolio Committee has expressed concern at the lack of scholar transport for children with disabilities and the lack of resources at some of the North West special needs schools.
19 February 2020

No clean bill of health for Western Cape’s hospitals, says SAHRC chairperson

Cape Town – Western Cape health-care facilities are not coping with population demands while a lack of infrastructure is impeding access to health care, according to SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chairperson Bongani Majola.
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