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21 August 2019

The gratuitous display of the old South Africa flag from the apartheid era constitutes hate speech.
The Equality Court made this ruling on Wednesday after a complaint was lodged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
21 August 2019

Judge Phineas Mojapelo has ruled in favour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission.
19 August 2019

Residents of historic Kliptown, Soweto, blame empty promises by government officials - specifically the lack of decent housing, electricity and flushing toilets, which often leads to sewage running across the streets and even into their yards - for their frustration.
15 August 2019

Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission has called on government to address community concerns urgently after Soweto residents went on a rampage and looted foreign-owned stores Wednesday night.
13 August 2019

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to institute a public inquiry into the broader water pollution challenges in the City of Tshwane.
The probe followed the negative results of water tests conducted by the CSIR in Hammanskraal.
13 August 2019

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to institute a public inquiry into the broader water pollution challenges in the City of Tshwane.
12 August 2019

This followed protests in eight communities in the Cape Town last week to demand that government accelerates the provision of housing opportunities.
08 August 2019

Residents in Parkwood and Kensington were two of several communities who participated in the total shutdown operation on Thursday morning, over housing.
07 August 2019

The state of the North West education system will get under scrutiny when the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) releases a report on the lack of safety and security in schools for children with special needs.
07 August 2019

Earlier today, the school released a statement after the incident caused outrage on social media, saying the pose was actually a ‘Roman salute’.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will conduct a preliminary investigation into Somerset West Private School after a photo emerged of three matric pupils allegedly making “Nazi salutes”.
07 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says water in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria is unfit for human consumption.
"Independent sample analysis done by the CSIR confirms this. Some of the drinking water determinants . . .  can cause chronic health conditions to the residents," said SAHRC attorney Buang Jones.
The water sampling was conducted on June 20 2019 at the Temba Water Treatment Works, Kekana Primary School, Refentse Clinic and Hammanskraal Secondary School.
06 August 2019

A magistrate who was meant to preside over Adam Catzavelos's hate speech case in the Equality Court recused himself yesterday, citing a conflict of interest. Magistrate Naren Sewnarain once worked with Catzavelos's lawyer, Lawley Shein.
05 August 2019

Johannesburg - It's back to court for Johannesburg businessman Adam Catzavelos whose racist utterance on a Greek beach continues to haunt him.
05 August 2019

The businessman recorded himself remarking how happy he was about the absence of black people, using the K-word in the recording.

JOHANNESBURG - Adam Catzavelos is due back at the Equality Court on Monday on charges of hate speech and discrimination for racist comments he made in 2018 on a Greek beach.
02 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has condemned the attack on law enforcement officials in the Johannesburg CBD on Thursday.
Johannesburg metro officers and the police were responding to a protest in Rahima Moosa Street when they came under attack.
Police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said shop owners in the CBD had embarked on a violent protest when the police wanted to confiscate alleged fake goods they were selling.
SAHRC condemns attacks on law enforcement officials - YouTube
02 August 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission has come out and condemned Thursday's attacks on law enforcement officials in the Johannesburg CBD. The commission says law enforcement officials have a duty to ensure law and order in our communities.


31 July 2019

GDE is facing challenges when it comes to accommodating foreign learners.

The MEC for Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, appeared before the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Alexandra on Wednesday, 24 July.
31 July 2019

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is looking into a video that has surfaced of a woman being forced to eat dog faeces in Elsies River, Cape Town.
29 July 2019

The office of the Auditor-General was unable to confirm on Friday to a South African Human Rights Commission hearing if it had found instances of corruption in the embattled Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP).
Earlier this year, the SAHRC and the Office of the Public Protector launched an investigations into what had happened to the ARP funds, following protests in the township earlier this year.
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