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Restoring Dignity

20 July 2021

Pretoria - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to host dialogue and stakeholder engagements following the widespread violence and looting in parts of South Africa last week.
19 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in KwaZulu-Natal says it will investigate the recent unrest that led to the death of 20 people in Phoenix.
18 July 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) condemned the "lawlessness" during the recent looting and unrest - and called on South Africa to emulate the late Nelson Mandela by upholding the law.
14 July 2021

The remains of a burnt car and a sign block the road after stick-wielding protesters marched through the streets, as violence following former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing spread to Johannesburg on July 11, 2021.
13 July 2021

As protest returns to Alexandra, activists say nothing has changed after 2019 protests

The Public Protector and South African Human Rights Commission have released a report into the protests in Alexandra in April 2019.
12 July 2021

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has hit back at President Cyril Ramaphosa after he claimed that the violent pro-Zuma protests are based on ethnic mobilisation.
10 July 2021

Johannesburg - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the SA Human Rights Commission have ordered Gauteng Premier David Makhura to request President Cyril Ramaphosa to launch another investigation into the controversial R2.2 billion Alexandra renewal project.
09 July 2021

Mkhwebane launched a joint investigation with the South African Human Rights Commission into maladministration in the township in 2019.

In April that year, residents took to the streets of the township to demand an end to the building of illegal structures and a lack of service delivery.
09 July 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over the looting of copper piping worth R30m at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johanndesburg.
05 July 2021

Cape Town - While HTS Drostdy school has made an about-turn on their decision to expel three coloured pupils from the hostel, it remains unclear whether their sponsorships will be reinstated.
01 July 2021

The South African Human rights Commission hosted a virtual meeting on June 24 with stakeholders from Zandspruit regarding the mob justice attack in the community some weeks ago. Community members brought up their frustrations about living in Zandspruit, and being disregarded by the police and their response to criminal activity.

29 June 2021

The chairperson of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Professor Bongani Majola, says there is a need for significant amendments in higher education funding models.
26 June 2021

A non-profit organisation (NPO) by the name of Vumbanani for Peace Building (VFP) has teamed up with communities around Elim in an effort to seek help from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Public Protector (PP) regarding the Vhembe District Municipality’s delay in providing water to the villages.
25 June 2021

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday said it had noted a prevalence of mob attacks incidents across Gauteng townships.
25 June 2021

I’m no longer a racist.

These were the words of former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture commission on Thursday night as he was involved in often terse exchanges with Reg Willis, who was cross-examining him on behalf of his client, Kevin Wakeford.
22 June 2021

On Tuesday, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) held its second national conference on racism, titled “Towards social cohesion, non-racialism and the eradication of racial polarisation and tension”. The first conference took place in 2000.
19 June 2021

The miscommunication about the use of Afrikaans at the University of Stellenbosch during a welcoming at the beginning of the year got lost in translation and resulted in the university answering to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).
19 June 2021

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has found the Umsunduzi municipality in violation of the Constitution for the poor management of the New England Road Landfill Site.

14 June 2021

The SA Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) inquiry into the alleged prohibition of Afrikaans at Stellenbosch University (SU) is scheduled to reconvene on Monday, with Afrikaans interest groups expected to state their case
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